The annual Montreal en Eau-Vive (MEV) took place on August 15-16, 2015, with two days of competitive kayaking on the Lachine Rapids near downtown Montreal. Athletes faced off in the freestyle, boater-cross, and SUP categories with big wave paddling in Quebec. Soar above the action as pro paddlers compete for their spot in the venerated Whitewater Grand Prix.
More on the event from www.cckevm.org:
The competition consists of four kayaking competitions. A beginner freestyle occurring on the Vague à Guy, a junior (<18) and intermediate (18+) freestyle occurring on Big Joe. Finally, there is the pros category which consists of a freestyle on Mavericks (with jet-ski shuttle service) and a boater cross down the Rapides de St-Catherine (with a jet boat shuttle provided by Saute-Moutons). The beginner, junior, and intermediate competitions have prizes for the winners, while in the participants in the pros category are competing for a spot in the Whitewater Grand Prix 2016. In addition to the four kayaking competitions, MEV also hosts two SUP (stand-up paddle board) races, and a “paddle with the pros” clinic.
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