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Kayak Events

Last updated: June 12, 2014

The Payette River Games will be Live Streaming the Water Events on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22.

Tenative Schedule: Kayak Events – Download PDF Here

Kayakers from all over the world will descend on Cascade Idaho to compete for the largest purse in whitewater kayak history. With $50,000 in prize money awarded over the Payette River Games weekend, you can be sure to see some of the best paddlers on the planet bring their “A” games to Kelly’s. We will have 4 kayak events at this years PRG’s.

    • Boater Cross: $23,500 purse with first place prize of $3,000 awarded to men & women
    • Freestyle: $23,500 purse with first place prize of $3,000 awarded to men & women
    • 8 Ball: $3,000 purse with first place prize of $750 awarded to men & women
    • Long Boat race: Bring your own custom or Manufactured long boat for this all out sprint with $1,000 of cash prizes
    • Junior/Cadets: lots of fun prizes!!

 

Boater Cross Event:

Break out the elbow pads, and face mask. It is about to get rowdy. Boater Cross events have become the favorite event for spectators at whitewater events across the country. Carnage is guaranteed when we start groups of four paddlers down Kelly’s Whitewater Park. We will throw in some strategically placed gates to make the competitors get nice and cozy and see what ensues.

Boater Cross
Men’s Women’s
Total
1st
$  3,000
$  3,000
$  6,000
2nd
$  2,000
$  2,000
$  4,000
3rd
$  1,500
$  1,500
$  3,000
4th
$  1,000
$  1,000
$  2,000
5th
$    900
$    900
$  1,800
6th
$    800
$    800
$  1,600
7th
$    750
$    750
$  1,500
8th
$    700
$    700
$  1,400
9th
$    600
$    600
$  1,200
10th
$    500
$    500
$  1,000
TOTAL
$11,750
$11,750
$23,500

OTHER Boater Cross PRIZES:

  • The Men’s and Women’s winner of the Kayak Cross each get a Maximus Prime PFDgenerously provided by Kokatat.

Schedule: See the link at the top of this page.


Freestyle Event:

We are bringing the Kayak rodeo home to its’ roots. The first Kayak Rodeo was held in Stanley Idaho. We bet the early Idaho freestylers would have never guessed that the top freestyle paddlers in the world would one day compete for the largest purse in whitewater history here in Cascade, ID. Athleticism, precision, grace and explosiveness will all be on display at the championship feature at Kelly’s.

Freestyle
Men’s Women’s
Total
1st
$  3,000
$  3,000
$  6,000
2nd
$  2,000
$  2,000
$  4,000
3rd
$  1,500
$  1,500
$  3,000
4th
$  1,000
$  1,000
$  2,000
5th
$    900
$    900
$  1,800
6th
$    800
$    800
$  1,600
7th
$    750
$    750
$  1,500
8th
$    700
$    700
$  1,400
9th
$    600
$    600
$  1,200
10th
$    500
$    500
$  1,000
TOTAL
$11,750
$11,750
$23,500

OTHER FREESTYLE PRIZES:

  • In addition, the top 10 male and top 10 female finalists will each receive 1 FREE 3T BAREFOOT MAX WATER SHOE, courtesy of BODY GLOVE

Schedule: See the link at the top of this page.


   

8 Ball Event Brought to you by: Boise Co-op and
My Family Tradition Sauce & Rub Co.

The PRG’s, Boise Co-op and My Family Tradition Sauce & Rub Co are pleased to bring 8 Ball Kayak to Cascade. Originated by PRG’s Announcer Ken Hoeve, the 8 Ball competition is kayaking’s version of SHARKS and MINNOWS! Kayakers will sprint and fight their way through a narrow stretch of Payette River while along the way, boaters must avoid being knocked off by the 8 Ballers -determined kayakers waiting patiently to attack the sprinters and slow them down or knock them off the course. This is full contact kayak race carnage at it best.

8 Ball
Men’s Women’s
Total
1st
$    750
$    750
$  1,500
2nd
$    500
$    500
$  1,000
3rd
$    250
$    250
$    500
TOTAL
$  1,500
$  1,500
$  3,000

Schedule: See the link at the top of this page.

Grand Total:

Men’s Women’s
Total
$25,000
$25,000
$50,000

 


Equipment Rules:

  • Boats are limited to 9 feet or 2.7 meters in length

Long Boat:

We invite you to race your manufactured or custom LONG boat to determine who is the fastest kayaker this weekend. This will be a mass start all out sprint down river for 1.5 miles with a few buoys to negotiate along the way. Boat design is UNLIMITED and will be allowed for THIS race only. The fastest man and fastest woman will each receive $500 for first place. Who will be crowned fastest KAYAKER at the PRG?

  • Registration limited to 20 male and 10 female racers
  • Race will be held Sunday June 22, time to be announced

Junior and Cadet Tournament:

The Juniors and Cadets are OUR future and we want to showcase their skills during the PRG’s too. The kayak stars of the future will compete in 2 heats to throw some cartwheels, loops and more and the one with the highest combined score wins bragging rights as PRG Junior or Cadet Kayak Champion. Fun prizes to give away.

Schedule: See the link at the top of this page.


North Fork Championships June 12-14th:

We are excited to have our North Fork Championship neighbors 25 miles to our south hold the 3rd annual NFC just 1 week before the PRG’s. We would like to give a warm welcome to anyone competing at the NFC to also join us at the PRG’s.

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Registration and Registration Information: HERE


Raffle Prizes! Win a FREE IPAD 4!

ALL athletes who compete on Friday, Saturday or Sunday will receive a ticket for a raffle that will be held on Sunday during the FINALS. We will raffle off several items to the lucky winner whose ticket number we draw out of a hat. You must be present to win.

  • 1 iPad 4
  • 1 Glide Custom River Surf Board. www.glidesup.com (stop by Glide Booth to check it out.)
  • 1 Hala Gear Peno www.halagear.com/product/hala-peno-inflatable-paddle-board

Also, athletes who compete on Saturday will be entitled to receive a Funday Sunday free beer from Payette River Brewery. Redeemable after noon on Sunday.

We encourage all of you to stay all weekend as we will have other fun things to give away to make sure you have a great time. Thanks for participating in the PRG’s.


Dane Jackson with a big Air Loop just after the freestyle finals at Kellys Whitewater Park during the Payette River Games 2013

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