2015 Freestyle Worlds

Photos by John Rathwell

With the 2015 ICF Freestyle World Championships being held on Garb, a world-renowned big water wave on Canada’s Ottawa River, there was plenty of action from all the disciplines as the event unfolded over the first week in September. Read a full recap of the event, check out the video highlights, and browse through our favorite images below.

Joel Kowalski celebrates opening day of the 2015 World Freestyle Kayak Championships in Beachburg ON, Canada.
Matt Hamilton throws end during the 2015 World Freestyle Championship at Smoothie Eddy on the Ottawa River
Amina Tayona of Team Uganda was a crowd favorite after Canadian immigration almost denied entry to her team.
Local Nick Troutman came away with the Men’s K-1 bronze.
Dane Jackson throws an airscrew on Garb.
Dane Jackson’s reaction to finishing first.
Women’s K-1 Champion Emily Jackson.
15-year-old Sage Donnelly wowed the freestyle community by winning the K-1 Jr. Women’s title with a score that would have put her in first place among senior women.
Family Affair: Dane and Eric Jackson cheer on Emily Jackson during the Women’s K-1 Semi Finals
The 2015 World Champions.