This is kayaking like you’ve never seen it before. Some “extreme kayakers” are dropping down waterfalls and racing down rapids. You’ve Gotta Watch them perform death-defying stunts. We’ll let you decide whether they’re cool or crazy.
Free-falling feat – Extreme kayaker Isaac Levinson recently rode down Alabama's 90-foot Noccalula Falls, upsetting park officials. He says he decided to do this stunt “because it’s there.” Hear him tell about his wild ride and watch a helmet-cam video of the fall.
Daredevil drop – Now take that 90-foot drop and double it. Daredevil Tyler Bradt rode a 189-foot drop on Palouse Falls in Washington. Watch the jaw-dropping plunge from multiple angles. You can also watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s interview with him.
Wicked whitewater – Each year, whitewater kayakers gather to race down the Green River Narrows in Hendersonville, North Carolina. These are Class 5 rapids, which are considered "Extremely Difficult" or "Expert." Follow a first-time competitor down the river in this video. Click here to read more about the Green River race.