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Malabar River Festival


Malabar River Festival 2018

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Malabar River Festival


Malabar River Festival 2018

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MRF18


MRF18


#MRF18

The 6th edition of the Malabar River Festival, is ON! Come witness adrenaline in action during July 18th-22nd 2018 in Kozhikode, Kerala!

With over $20,000 to be won in cash prizes, the Malabar River Festival is stepping up to become one of the biggest cash purse ever for a paddling event worldwide.

This year’s International Race Series will gather some of the world’s best athletes and reveal a brand new format never tried before. The race will also feature the usual suspects – The Extreme Race, Boater Cross, and Giant Slalom.

Save the date and see you at #MRF18

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Asia


Asia's biggest Kayak Festival

Asia


Asia's biggest Kayak Festival

The Malabar River Festival is South India’s only extreme adventure competition organized on the behalf of Kerala Tourism by DTPC Kozhikode and  Madras Fun Tools.

After a highly successful event last year, the Malabar River festival returns this year on July 18th-22nd 2018 and promises to be “bigger, better and harder”. With loads of prize money at stake,  about 150 participants from all over the world and challenging water levels, this year’s competition will feature  events for beginners, intermediate kayakers and a special category of prizes for the best paddlers of the Indian subcontinent. There is something in it for everyone, so see you on the river !

Ticket Categories

 

1. professional category  - TBA

  • BoaterCross, Downriver time-trial, Slalom & Freestyle
  • Lunch on all days of the festival
  • Festival T-shirt and Race-Bib

2. Intermediate Category - TBA

  • Downriver time-trial, Slalom & Boatercross
  • Lunch on all days of the festival
  • Festival T-shirt and Race-Bib 

* Tickets can be purchased at the festival venue. Online ticketing coming soon

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The Line Up!


The Line Up!


Additions to the line up are being published daily.

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Brendan Orton

Bren Orton, 23, first got to try kayaking when he was 9, on a school trip out of the city and into the countryside. Just this year, he completed a daring descent of Big Banana Falls in Mexico. It is the highest waterfall ever navigated by a British kayaker and the second highest descent in history. 

 

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Vávrinec 'Vávra' Hradílek

A three-time world champion, two-time European champion and London 2012 silver medallist, Vávra started with water slalom in 1999. He also competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as well as won a Silver in World Championship 2010.

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Kalob Grady

Kalob grew up on the banks of the Ottawa River, and has been a strong paddler since childhood. When he was 10, he kayaked whitewater for the first time and his world changed forever. By age 13, he’d committed himself to learning freestyle kayaking, and less than a decade later was competing among the world’s best. Some of Kalob’s competitive paddling highlights include winning the Canadian Junior National Championships and representing Canada at the World Freestyle Kayaking Championships, where he finished sixth.

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Dane Jackson

Dane Jackson was around 5 or 6 years old when he first stepped foot in a kayak. Today he is a World Champion professional kayaker sponsored by his family's own kayak producing company Jackson Kayak. The paddling prodigy has been featured in Kayak Session and Rapid Magazine, launched first descents of waterfalls in Mexico and beyond, and has racked up over 80 first-place finishes in freestyle kayaking competitions.

 

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Mike Dawson


Michael "Mike" Dawson is a New Zealand slalom canoeist who has competed at the international level since 2004. Although he has been New Zealand's best canoe slalomer for more than a decade, the 29-year-old is more internationally renowned for his extreme kayak feats, having won a slew of titles in some of the biggest rapids on the planet, and through his expedition paddling.

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Nick Troutman

Nick is a world class champion kayaker who started paddling back when he was 13. His accomplishments include being the World Freestyle Kayak Champion, first complete descents of the Rio Alseseca, Vera Cruz Mexico, North American Champion 2007, Bronze in World Championships 2007, descent of the Niagara Gorge and Three-time Canadian National Champion. 

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Tyler Bradt

Born and raised in Stevensville, Montana,Tyler Bradt was first introduced to kayaking at only six years of age. Tyler's skills seemed to be above average as he kayaked class five rapids only six years later at the age of 12. By age 15, he was a kayaking prodigy, receiving national recognition for his abilities. Tyler has appeared in several films. He has gone on kayaking expeditions and holds the record for the highest waterfall kayaked at 189 ft.

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Aniol Serrasolses

Aniol Serrasolses is a kayak adventurer from the Catalonia region of Spain. Serrasolses first started paddling thanks to his brother, Gerd, who one day took him along to his town's club, the Salt-ter. Serrasolses has made a big impact on the kayaking world, with his achievements including completing the first descent of Keyhole Falls, Canada, in 2014 and winning Sickline Austria in 2016. 

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Location



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Getting there

Air

  • Closest Airport : Calicut (Kozhikode). 50 kms 
  • Cochin (Kochi) : 150 kms
  • Bangalore: 310 kms

Rail

  • Closest Train Station: Calicut (CLT)

Road

  • Closest Drop off point (Bus). Adivaram : 6kms 
  • Regular overnight buses ply from Bangalore to Calicut
  • Route map via Bangalore. Bangalore -> Mysore ->Sultan Bathery -> Adivaram -> Kodenchery

 

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