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Nouria Newman traveled to Iceland in search of some of the wildest drops. Their skills – and their style – put most kayakers to shame.
Travel with the French world champion in extreme kayaking into the wilderness of Iceland Nouria Newman.
“From unpredictable weather to other unforeseen events, kayaker Nouria Newman shares how a trip to Iceland brought home the harsh realities of her sport.” Red Bull teases.
Everyone in the kayak world knows Nouria Newman. But if you don’t know them, it’s worth investigating. And definitely worth seeing.
Her style and experience of kayaking is fascinating, which is evident when she glides over massive volcanic waterfall drops in this Red Bull film, Extreme Kayaking. But only because she participates in an extreme sport does not mean that everything is extreme.
“What you forget is that before the fall you are very calm, sometimes even meditate and analyze every risk. This is something that breaks with the portrayal of our sport, ”Newman said. “I think it’s important to deconstruct this picture of kayaking. Otherwise, the public just believes that we are unaware of the risks. “
Read more about Newman’s trip to Iceland here.
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