“The average temperature for May has been the warmest in history” and it stayed hot and sunny during our visit (Juni/Juli).
So the waterlevels weren't that high because all the snow was already gone when we arrived. Fortunately, there are some rivers which you can do even or especially with low water. So the low water was no big deal because we had so many hours of sunshine.
Three of the S2S-ProTeam members headed to Norway with more sunscreen than kayaking gear in the car.
1. Andi Brunner aka Andrea il Piccolo
Only two weeks in Norway, Andi Brunner was there for the shortest time. Nevertheless he has returned with the biggest triumph!
Now for the fifth time in Norway, he participated in the Extremsportveko for the first time. So Andi spent most of his time on rivers near Voss. And it was worth it! He won the Myrkdalselva Downhill Race. Click here for full Results.
Congratulations, you crazy bastard!
Of course - the Jackson Nirvana is a fast boat, but you also need really strong performance to beat top kayakers like Michele Ramazza!
Keep it up man!
One thing is for sure, Andi does not drive the whole distance to Norway “just“ for a race. Hey- it's Norway baby! He did some steep creeking stuff too. And of course the Veko includes crazy parties and lots of cool people.
2. Matthias Deutsch aka il Cazzo
Matthias Deutsch had the most versatile month in the north.
He came with a really awesome group to Norway and spent the whole time on epic rivers and festivals.
They joined the Extremesportveko and Sjoa River Festival.
As you can see, this group missed no party.
When there was no party that they could enjoy, they went out for some creeking. First, they paddled all the classics in Voss, afterwards they went up north, stopping at some rivers on the way, like Ulvaa. Also in the north the waterlevels were quite low but still they found some good stuff!
3. Michi Brunner, or as the italians say Michele Brunetti
Michi Brunner was a kayak teacher with S2S and enjoyed Norway and its heaps of sun.
He had a really good month with Bernhard Steidl, Marieke Vogt and all the participants.
For a short time, he met the other guys in Voss and they had a awesome time on the water.
In the days between the courses, he paddled together with his brother Andi rivers like Raundalselva or Ostri.
Everbybody was quite stunned about Michi paddling everything in his Exo Rexy. And when we say everything, we mean EVERYTHING! For example the Marine Canyon and Skoli! Kayaking looks so easy when he is paddling down difficult rapids in this river play/creek hybrid!