If I get in trouble I really hope these guys come and save me but if they don't provide some pre-rescue entertainment, I’m going to be pissed.
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Everybody is getting into shooting video while in a kayak. If you are on a budget and want to get in on the action then the Flip Video Camera is a good place to start. Depending on which model you are interested in Amazon has them between $120-180. They record directly to internal memory so no need to fumble with tapes. When you are done you can easily transfer video directly to your computer or straight to youtube.
The problem is that they are not waterproof. To help solve that problem, Aquapac has released two brand new cases designed specifically for Flip Cameras.
The cases are made out of a flexible material that is optically clear so there won’t be any interference. It’s submersible to 15 feet (3 meters) and pretty cheap at $30.
More info: aquapac.net
Over the past year or so, The Hurricane Riders have been developing quite a name for themselves on YouTube with their crazy rough water sea kayaking shorts.
Last week I sat down (via a keyboard) with team member Rowan Gloag in what became the 1st in our 1 part series, Better Know a Hurricane Rider. I wanted to find out the story behind the Hurricane Riders and what keeps Rowan motivated as an instructor.
Tell me about The Hurricane Riders. How many members are on the team and how long have you been around?
Currently there are 6 members in THR. However, we may increase that number in the future. James Dunderdale and Marty Perry started the crew back in 2007.
Several members of the team are also guides and sea kayak instructors. Tell me about that. How long have you been instructing for and how often throughout the paddling season do you teach?
How did The Hurricane Riders get started?
We had been play-boating in long boats for years and originally it was just about paddling long boats in more demanding conditions. As professionals in this industry, we needed an outlet that was just for us, that wasn't work, where we could push our skills. We started off with just pictures, but in 2008 we began shooting rudimentary videos with our point-and-shoot cameras. With no editing experience and armed with a new Macbook, I did my best to link images to music. It was a steep learning curve with over 50 hours going into our first video.
The Heliconia Press, a leading producer of outdoors related video for over 12 years, unveiled today its latest digital video initiative - Paddling TV.
Heliconia kicks off Paddling TV today with the public release of Sea Kayaking TV. - the first of five channels within the new Paddling TV Network . The remaining four Paddling TV channels (Whitewater TV, Canoeing TV, Kayak Fishing TV, and Rec Kayaking TV) will be released to the public over the next few months.
Friend of the site and fellow P&H Kayaks Team Paddler, Christopher Lockyer put together this great looking video from the Lumpy Waters Symposium which was held in Oregon a couple of weekends ago.
Nice rock hopping footage but really the video it’s all about playing around in the many caves along the coastline of Oregon.
Jealous I am.
Canoe & Kayak Magazine posted a video interview with Freya Hoffmeister about her massive day-paddle expedition around Australia. For those who had their head stuck underwater to long, Freya was the first woman and second person ever to fully circumnavigate the 14,000 kilometer (8700 mile) shoreline of Australia. She was named Canoe & Kayak’s Magazine’s 2010 Adventurer of the Year.
I’m pretty sure I will be named the 2011 Adventurer of the Year with my circumnavigation of the Toronto Islands yesterday. It was a massive 12 kilometer expedition.
Thanks to The Adventure Blog for the tip off.