Welcome to the Ottawa XL!
With water levels at the highest we've seen in over a decade. The Ottawa XL is already shaping up to be one of the most exciting and competitive events of the year!
OTTAWA XL – MAY 17-19 2013 – WW GRAND PRIX QUALIFIER
BIG WAVE SURF CONTEST
BIG WATER BOATER X
RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE PRESENTS CONGO: THE GRAND INGA PROJECT
RED BULL THRE3STYLE'S DJ KID SL
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REGISTRATION DEADLINE SUNDAY MAY 12
Qualify for the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix
This spring kayakers from around the world will have the chance to qualify for the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix in the inaugural Ottawa XL. The event will combine a big wave freestyle contest with a high-water boater-x race. A point system will merge the two events and decide the winners.
The Whitewater Grand Prix brings together 30 of the worlds best whitewater kayakers to compete in 6 events over 14 days on the spectacular and challenging whitewater of Quebec.
The Whitewater Grand Prix is supported by the Association of Whitewater Professionals (AWP). The WWGP aims to showcase the sport of whitewater kayaking and some of it's most talented athletes.
- Patrick Camblin, WWGP Organizer
Springtime kayaking in eastern Canada has long been regarded as some of the most dynamic and challenging in the world. The massive volume of flowing whitewater set free from the spring thaw draws kayakers from around the world in what has become (since 2000), a perennial migration known simply as 'stakeout'.
The name derives from the wait often required to get the precise levels necessary to produce the surf waves that make Eastern Canada famous. The water levels will come. It’s just a matter of being in the right place, at the right time.