Check Out the Teva Mountain GamesWritten by Monica Marty
Televised sporting events have been common place for sports such as baseball, basketball, and football. However, other lesser known competitive sports are making their mark on cable television. Cable television networks such as OLN are a welcome sight for passionate kayakers. OLN was proud to broadcast “Teva Mountain Games” this past June. Kayakers, bikers, and rafters were among many adventure athletes that were showcased.
What are Teva Mountain Games? The Teva Mountain Games is premier outdoor adventure sports festival. Events include: kayaking, rafting, biking, climbing, trail running, adventure race, fishing, and even a dog challenge. The Teva Mountain Games were first held in 2003. This year’s competition took place in Vail, Colorado. The games consist of amateur and professional athletes. Arts and music are an important aspect of festival.
The kayaking event has a number of different races that test novice and advanced kayakers. There is Kayak PaddleCross race where kayakers try to beat clock and have fastest time. Another race pits kayakers against each other as they battle it out over 200 meters of river. Kayaking fans will assuredly have plenty of kayaking events to experience. Attending Teva Mountain Games can boost your enthusiasm for sport as you admire skills of professional kayakers. If you are unable to attend games, then don’t worry because OLN cable network has you covered.
Fans at Teva Mountain Games can choose from seven other outdoor adventure sports to satisfy their sports craving. Whether you are an aficionado of rafting or trail running, games have spectacular events for you to enjoy. The outdoor sporting events are mainstay of festival, but art and music events are also offered. There are concerts and nightlife parties that will entertain you until wee hours of morning.
Learn to Kayak on the West CoastWritten by Monica Marty
Do you live on or near West coast? Have you decided to try kayaking and feel you are in need of lessons? Or are you a veteran kayaker looking for a pulse racing adventure trip? Kayakers of all levels will want to check out Current Adventures Kayak School and Trips. Located in Lotus, California they kayak in Sacramento, San Francisco, Monterey and Sierra Nevada mountain areas. They lead kayak trips along West coast and in other countries such as New Zeeland, Panama, and Costa Rica.
Do you prefer to kayak on rivers or at sea? Either way, Current Adventures Kayak School and Trips will meet your needs. The kayaking school covers river and sea kayaking plus kayaking certification programs. Within each type of kayaking they offer a bevy of different levels. For example, river kayaking lessons consist of three skill levels and a fast track. There are special clinics such as rapid descent, roll classes, safety, and kayak polo.
Do you want to earn kayaking certifications? Do you need to train for a specific kayaking event? They have ample training and certifications available which include: ACA Instructor training, safety/rescue, Eppies Great Race training, and Adventure Race training. The ACA Instructor training covers river and surf kayaking through instructor development workshops. Instructor certification takes two days and instructor development workshop last three days. The Eppies Great Race training can be completed in either four or six sessions. The Adventure Racing training consists of a one day training session. After which, you will be certified for paddling portion of adventure race.