I was so excited to hold the second stage of the park jam at River Active on the Dee. This spot is my original stomping grounds and I have spent thousands of hours on the water here.
At high water this river is one of the best *big water freestyle spots in the UK. At low water I think it is one of the best places out there to work on freestyle fundamentals, develop creativity and have an awesome time.
We had low water on the day which was really cool as it enabled a huge range of people with different abilities to come kayaking with me. I relished the opportunity to show people that even if the water is low, there are still some really good moves to be had. I had absolute ninjas such as Matt Taylor and Daniel Jones join me and also a couple of people who were just starting out as kayakers come out on the water.
We sessioned all the main spots and I got to show people some moves that rarely get done but that I used to love doing when I was a kid here.
My favourite moment of the day was watching a fourteen year old kid named Ellis hit his first ever front flip, I am really excited to see that there is a new, young group of mini senders progressing on this river.
Big thanks to @saveourrivers for coming and filming!
*big is relative. It is big water for the UK …