Life should not be only about hardcore kayaking and I spent the first week of January working for Cascade Kayak school coaching Idaho River Kids trip to Chile. There were 9 kids coming down to Pucon, Chile to kayak as much as they could and have fun. I joined the kids for their road trip up north and couple days after that. After a day spent on the Liucura, we packed a truck, van and filled up a trailer for the next morning early leaving. The next day we left to Pichilemu for 2 days of kayak surfing and some typical chilean discotheque experience. The wave were pretty big and there were some cool moves as well as beatdowns to be seen.
After 2 days in Pichilemu, we packed all our stuff again and went to paddle the rivers around Los Quenes again. Perfect weather and kayak conditions for all the kids on the trip.
The last day of the roadtrip was dedicated to infamous Siete Tasaz section of the Rio Claroa and after a short hike most of us went over the super clean lips of this section. The short but steep hike in was a little mission with group of this size but all went without problems and was well worth the fun.
Back in Pucon I spent couple more days coaching and paddling with the group on the Trancura river.
It was cool to see the kids super fired up to paddle and motivated to kayak as much and as often as possible as possible. I had a great time and hope to see them on the water around the world soon.