Known For: Unmatched big wave prowess and big water style. First D of Site Zed on the Stikine and the Congo’s Inga Rapids with Fisher, Sturges and Bradt. Also, the hair.
This Year: Another big year for Ben, despite an injury that forced him to sit out the Whitewater Grand Prix, and a savage bout of leptospirosis contracted during the first descent of the Rio Nechi in Colombia. His continued excellence on big-wave stakeouts, high-water Little White laps and Stikine season were rewarded with mainstream viral recognition, including a million-hit YouTube run for kayaking B.C.’s steepest drainage ditch. Also, gets friendly with Sasquatch and hucks big waterfalls at night as the star of the viral kayak film sensation, “Dream.”
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