Maine's whitewater kayakers carve their own path
Maine's whitewater kayak championships take place on the Kennebec and the Penobscot Rivers in August. But, inspired by iconic rapids and invigorated by chilly Maine waters, whitewater kayak race competitors brave streams and rivers across Maine as early as April for practice.
In the Borealis story, get to know some of our state's competitive whitewater kayak racers, learn why many racers started out as whitewater rafting guides, and get a taste of the adrenaline that is motivating them to grow the whitewater kayaking scene in Maine with an effort to build a major whitewater venue in Skowhegan.
Writer and Producer: Chris Sweet
Videography: Brian Bechard and Nick Woodward
Aerial Video: Nick Godfrey
Graphics: Rebecca Conley
Editor: Brian Bechard
Script Editor: Jennifer Rooks
Special thanks to Alison Quick, Matt Jameson, and Nick Callanan