In honor of the spectacle that was the first-ever North Fork Championship, where 30 of the world’s most talented kayakers converged on June 9 to to race down the crux of Idaho’s famed North Fork Payette, we present an encore of imagery, with photos from Reid Morth and a fresh edit from Forge Motion Pictures. Click HERE to read Joe Carberry’s account of the second stage of the 2012 AWP Whitewater World Series, where 35-year-old Hailey, Idaho, native Ryan Casey leveraged his local knowledge to take home the top prize.

Stay tuned to for exclusive athlete interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.