Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lovin Life in North Carolina

Here are some latest local shots, and some of the first natural flow ive gotten since moving to NC(LOW WATER IS BETTER THAN NO WATER).... though the almost daily dam released Green River Narrows runs are nothing to complain about!!!
Here you will see the cascading 50ft. Rock Creek Falls, first showed to me by my buddy Will Dowling whom never stopped talking about it...after running it i can see why, starts off with an almost out of control slide into a few smaller ledge boofs, then on to back to back 12/15ft. almost "double pothole" style drop then back to more SE slidin! All in all good stuff!

Big thanks to my beautiful fiance Brittany for taking AMAZING shots as always. Video icluding this drop to be edited/released soon, or when i get to it!

-See you on the river!
Charlie Simmons
Team Wavesport, Shred Ready, Ophion Paddles, Bomber Gear, Skirtworks

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Currents" Episode 3; Asheville North Carolina

CHECK THIS OUT! This episode of "Currents" is about the boating scene and community in my new area Asheville North Carolina. Headlining the paddling scene with an almost surreal 300+ day dam realeased schedule on Green River, which is home "The Narrows" section. Twice a year this class V gorge is home to world renound endurance races; one in the fall "Green Race" and one in the spring "Jerry's Battle." While each of these two races has a different focus and athelete turnout, both are where you want to be the weekend they are going down.

Check out more of this awesome event and this awesome gorge, we'll see you in NC soon!

Currents - Episode 3 - Asheville, North Carolina from Five 2 Nine Productions on Vimeo.