In the heart of Africa there is a rapid so big and powerful that it scares even the best kayakers. ‘Dead Dutchman’ on the Nile River is a rapid to be taken seriously. At the top of one of the entering channels is a beautiful ripple channel-surf by a very few brave kayakers. One missed roster after reddening the aspect and you could be in a battle to survive, with all your power put into that last ride. Add a startling, overcast Nile River sunrise and two of the world’s best freestyle kayakers and this is a kayaking video like you’ve never seen. This is Dutch Courage. Filmed by Travel to Paddle Production, featuring Sam Ward and Bartosz Czauderna.
Read more: paddleworld.com.
In 1999, Founding Director Garry Brown started Coastkeeper with two works in a small Newport Beach office and an annual budget of $100,000. Twenty years later, Garry is are participating in over 22 hires sprawled across Orange County, Inland Empire and Coachella Valley working with an annual budget of over$ 2 million to defend clean water.
How did we make love?
Introducing our anniversary report, designation “2 0 Years: Protecting Clean Water.” This expansive document blankets our victories, programs and progress during the past 20 times. It is by far the most in-depth telling of Coastkeeper’s tale yet.
Have you ever wondered how we utilize the Clean Water Act? What about our diverse change of education programs? Or how we helped turn decommissioned oil rig into prospering ridge habitats? These questions and many more are answered in this beautifully visual report.
Read more: coastkeeper.org.
People celebrating Independence Day crowded Orange County’s seas to enjoy sunny weather in the mid-7 0s, and by late afternoon no major problems had been reported, according to several lifeguard agencies.
” We were really busy, but all run-of-the-mill stuff ,” said Ethan Balter, a lifeguard at San Onofre State Beach.” Really a good, hectic Fourth of July .”
A strong south increase brought perilous conditions including rip currents, particularly on south-facing beaches, and lifeguards reported wave launches as high-pitched as 3 paws to 5 feet in Newport Beach and overhead in San Onofre.
Those predicaments plus 70 -degree water temperatures in San Clemente lent up to” a great deal of saves ,” metropolitan lifeguard Lt. Rod Mellott said.
As of 3 p. m ., Newport Beach lifeguards had acted 55 rescues and 2,247 preventive activities( such as moving swimmers away from rip currents ), but no major incidents, Newport Beach Fire Department Lifeguard Chief Mike Halphide said.
Out of 34 medical calls to Newport city beaches, about a third were for people who encountered stingrays, Halphide said.
The water temperature simply reached the upper 60 s there, he said,” but it doesn’t seem to be inhibiting people from to move in .”
Read more: ocregister.com.