We think it’s safe to say that the 2013 Little White Salmon race went off. With 58 of the world’s top kayakers competing on one of the planet’s most challenging, and beautiful, rivers, how could it not? While nothing can replace the experience of being there on race day, great photography can at least show those of us who weren’t there what we missed. This gallery collects pictures from NRS in-house photographer Jacob Boling along with photos from Team NRS members Adam Mills Elliott and Sam Drevo. Enjoy.
Overall Winner, EG tha Killa making Boulder Sluice look easy.
Louis Geltman boofs a tight left line below the Sluice.
Darren Albright just as fast as always below Boulder Sluice.
Dan Rubido on one of the best boofs anywhere: Sacriledge.
Chris Mctaggart down from Canada, right line at S-turn.
Jeremy Bisson in the land of plenty. S-turn.
Katrina Van Wjik runs the left side of S-Turn.
Chris Leach at the finish line for the Downriver Race.
Lou Urwin with a stellar line at Spirit.
Nichole Mansfield runs Spirit. Is this drop ever boring?
Nichole Mansfield sprinting accross the pool below the rainbow..
Sandra Hyslop, a teacher at World Class Academy and one of the UK’s top female paddlers, lays down a perfect line at Spirit.
James Byrd, Hunt Jennings, Evan Garcia and Jordan Poffenberger contemplate the great Spirit.
Rush Sturges flying off Spirit
Slalom race logistics get sorted.
The second to last gate in the the Spirit Slalom.
Nico Peha laying it down easy.
Unknown racer gets pitted in the hole above Chaos.
James Byrd launching toward the first gate, Spirit Falls Slalom.
Race Organizer and Director at World Class Academy keeps things moving and on schedule.
Griff Griffith blasts out of Chaos.
Geoff Calhoun getting deep in the Chaos. Golden stroke.
Evan Garcia, EG tha Killa, perfecting the Spirit.
Nichole Mansfield thanks Jah for releasing her from the Chaos.
Live-bait boat retrieval from the guts of Chaos.
Pre-race chat and shuttle coordination. World Class Academy vans used how they were meant to be.