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MIKE  Exploring the World ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ Athlete | Photographer | Olympian #kayak #whitewater #canoeslalom

Drinks with a view ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

@aniolserrasolses & @gerdserrasolses are changing the game ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ And now you can be a part of it and support the development of kayaking around the world by getting involved and having a great trip.
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Now anyone can support SBP by joining Aniol on an all-inclusive week of kayak training in Futaleufu. There are only 6 spots available and all income will be donated to SBP. The trip costs include lodging, food, transportation, kayak equipment and daily lessons.
https://www.serrasolsesbrothersprogram.com/support
All you have to do is land in Chile!
For more info, link in bio
@sb_program #serrasolsesbros

Back in the promised land! Africa was all time, but itโ€™s always a good feeling to have my feet back on kiwi ground ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Angola - Thanks for the insane times. Beauty | Adventure | Experience. This was a once in a lifetime journey. So much more than just a kayaking trip. Canโ€™t wait to explore more โœŒ๐Ÿผ. .
Thanks to all the amazing people who made this journey possible ๐Ÿ™Œ 100x Appreciation for you all.
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Stay tuned for the full story.
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Photo @adam.stories
#kayaklife #kwanza #beyondborders #cleanseasorg #adventure #explore #wanderlust #nz #kiwiadventurer

Itโ€™s always great to share our world of whitewater with new people! Amazing day spending sometime with some awesome Angolans teaching some kayak tricks & sharing stories from our adventure through the country. .
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The whitewater & Tourism potential in Angola is insane. Itโ€™s such a diverse country stretching from the desert in the south to the rainforest in the north. Hundreds of huge river systems drop off the highlands into the Atlantic Ocean. .
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#planetcanoe #angola2018 #kayaklife #kwanza #beyondborders #cleanseasorg #whitewater #olympic #tokyo2020 .
Photo @adam.stories / @outdoor.jake

So happy to get a safe descent down the Rio Kwanza - This river is incredible. Back story: The Kwanza is one of the major rivers in Africa but due to the 27year civil war itโ€™s largely unexplored. We set out to run the Lauca Gorge - but a few factors kept us out. Luckily, we got permits to run the section Luaca - Ponte Kwanza ๐Ÿ™Œ Tons of read and run, and an insanely beautiful part of the planet - but also a river system struggling to survive extensive damming. We saw 2 new dam sites in addition to the 5 already there. These dams control the water level and keep it much lower than traditional seasonal flows wreaking havoc on the fish life. The croc population was crazy due to the perfect breeding conditions and no monsoon flows to wash them downstream. Scary moments but stoked to get through and after 3 days & reach the Ponte Kwanza in one piece. .
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#angola2018 #kayaklife #kwanza #beyondborders #cleanseasorg #planetcanoe #unenvironment #adventure #africa #kwanza #dondo #angola #radixnutrition

So stoked to be back at the Kwanza River - this is one of Africas major river systems & it is a beast. Canโ€™t wait to share this insane section with the boys @outdoor.jake & @dewet_yak . 2 days ago the chance of putting on this seemed so far away due to huge military & police activity in the gorge. But thanks to our amazing friends in Luanda our paperwork is in order & weโ€™ll head downstream ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ.
#kayaklife #kwanza #beyondborders #cleanseasorg #dondo #kwanzariver #luaca #viewsofangola #luanda #angola2018 #kayak #planetcanoe
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Photo Credit @adam.stories ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜

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The Keve River is all time. One of the most amazing spots on earth. 4 days enjoying life in the African wilderness, usually a few days hike from the nearest road. So stoked to have a successful descent through this sketchy place ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ And grateful to share it with an incredible crew @dewet_yak & @outdoor.jake - Hope some young guns come here because there is so much left to run ๐Ÿ˜˜.
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#kayak #angola #angola2018 #kayaklife #radixnutrition #africa #whitewater #cleanseas #gopro7 #gopro #hero7

Rock N Roll on the Keve River in Angola. Just back on solid ground after 4 days in the African Wilderness. This place is all time - So beautiful, hundreds of rapids, tons of wildlife and amazing people. Trip of a lifetime! Flash flooding and a crazy croc charge kept us guessing if weโ€™d make it off in one piece โœŒ๐Ÿผ
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Epic time with an amazing crew ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ
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#kayaklife #kwanza #beyondborders #cleanseasorg #angola #kayak #explore

The Angolan skies are dark. Completely pitch black. Outside of the cities almost every small village we pass through on our over nighter trip from Lubango - Luanda wasnโ€™t connected. No lights. No connection. No electricity consumption. As Angola pushes to develop and connect itโ€™s population, process itsโ€™ natural resources and develop industries / jobs there is increasing pressure on the electricity grid. The need for more energy sky rockets and requires more dams - currently there are proposals for hydro systems on the majority of the rivers flowing from the countryโ€™s Bie Plateau. Free flowing rivers are under threat here, but who are to come here and say itโ€™s wrong. Whatโ€™s the answer? How do you preach sustainability to a country who the majority of itsโ€™ population have very little?
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Photo @outdoor.jake ..
#kayaklife #kwanza #beyondborders #cleanseasorg #viewsofangola #savetheplanet #unenvironment #planetcanoe #nodams #angola #angola2018

Yeeeeow โœŒ๐ŸผThe bro @outdoor.jake firing a sendy boof off #5.
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#kayaklife #kwanza #beyondborders #cleanseasorg #angola2018 #viewsofangola #africa

I feel like we are along way from the rivers we came to paddle. Sometimes youโ€™ve got to take the road less travelled - Itโ€™s pretty eye opening exploring this little part of the world & Searching for water somewhere in the middle of West Africa. .
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#kayaklife #kwanza #beyondborders #cleanseasorg #whitewater #planetcanoe #africa #exploreafrica #angola #riokwanza #viewsofangola

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