Jun 5 2009

White Water in Åre

Another weekend paddling white water. Two rapids, the wave at Brattland and creeking in Vålån.

We arrived late, and some decided to do some night kayaking which turned out to be quite photogenic in the summer night light. That’s one of the few big advantages living a bit up north, the summer nights really never gets dark.



Saturday afternoon there was a competition, Master of the Wave. Simple rules: 1. The one who stays last on the wave after the time is out wins. 2. No fighting with the paddles or ripping off the spraydeck. All else fair…

Then we did some creeking too.

More photos here.

May 11 2009

White Water Kayaking

For quite some time me and a friend has talked about learning white water kayaking. An opportunity presented itself and off we went. Turned out to be very difficult, but loads of fun. Will be a while until I reach the level of the people in the photos!



Photos taken at Björbo and Kärringforsen, Sweden.

All photos here.

Sep 25 2008

Kayaking in Stockholm’s Ström

Stockholm’s Ström is a really nice place for white water kayaking. The piece of water connects Lake Mälaren with the Baltic. The water flow is regulated, and the conditions is regulated by how much water is let through.  In the pictures the gate is set at about 1m below the Lake Mälaren water level, giving a flow of 100 m3ps, and forming a wave train that is surfable.

I experimented with slow shutter times to get a feeling of a flowing mass of water. Works OK here since the kayaks are semi-stationary surfing the wave. The image stabilization on the lens helped a lot to get the non-moving parts (relatively) sharp.


More photos here.