In 2012, our friend James Byrd came up with the seemingly crazy idea to stage a kayaking race through the meat of the burliest rapids on the North Fork of the Payette River here in Idaho, including Class V+ beasts Jacobs Ladder and the Golf Course. Four years later, James and his wife-slash-partner-in-crime Regan have not only proved that it could be done, but they’ve made the North Fork Championship the premier whitewater race in North America, if not the planet. Sometimes crazy ideas are just crazy good.
We’re proud to support the NFC and the Melt Awards, (the pre-race media stokefest in Boise) and feel fortunate to have these events take place in our own backyard. See you there next year!