Published on juin 2nd, 2015 | by Kayak Session https://www.kayaksession.com/img-current-issue/upload-your-video.png

2015 Malabar River Festival, 12000 USD Cash Purse announced!!!

2015 Malabar River Festival, July 23rd-26th. Wildcraft India (www.wildcraft.in) in association with Kerala Tourism and Madras Fun Tools, is proud to present the 3rd edition of the Malabar River Festival. The kayak festival will take place at Thusharagiri, Kerala from July 23rd-26th, 2015. Building on the success of last year’s event, the 3rd edition of the Malabar River Festival promises to bigger and better, giving kayakers from across the world the chance to compete and have fun. The festival will feature the following categories of competition

  1. Freestyle (M/W) Pro
  2. Giant Slalom (M/W) Pro
  3. BoaterX (M/W) Pro
  4. Time-trials & BoaterX (Mixed) Intermediate
  5. Time-trials & BoaterX (Mixed) Beginners

©kayaksession.com/ Malabar River Fest

There is prize money and gear to be won for each individual event, apart from the cash prize for winning overall, along with the title of Rapid Raja and the Rapid Rani title for the best male and female kayakers. The total amount of gear + cash prizes to be won is around 12000 USD.

The festival’s participants already feature some of the biggest names in the kayaking industry and continue to grow, with the likes of:

Joe Morley (UK), Darren Clarkson King (UK), Callum Strong (UK), Mike Dawson (NZL), Max Benetton (ITA), Mira Kodada (CZH), Bradley Lauder (NZL), Pierre-Antoine Comby (FRA), Lee Royle & Rory Woods (UK), Adrian Mattern (GER), Bartosz Czauderna (POL), Bhupendra Singh Rana (IND), Anton Sveshnikov (RUS)

The battle for the crown and the hallmark elephant ride is certainly heating up.


Sam Sutton Leading the pack during the 2014 Boater X finals ©kayaksession.com/ Malabar River Fest

July is a peak for kayaking tourism in India. Kerala’s unexplored rivers & creeks offer visiting kayakers the chance to claim their part in the rapidly developing Whitewater scene in India. Everyday of the festival offers new adventures, challenges and camaraderie like never before, in the worlds next kayaking Mecca.


Italian Freestyle machine Max Benetton during last year’s freestyle finals©kayaksession.com/ Malabar River Fest

Travel within Kerala is convenient and inexpensive, elevated with friendly hospitality and delicious cuisines. With the interest in the festival and curiosity in the rapidly growing sport, you might even find some local support to help you portage that sketchy drop. The Malabar river festival offers you an adventure in Kerala that promises to be an experience of a lifetime. So if you haven’t signed up yet, make the most of current prices and get on it now at our official website www.malabarfest.com

And in case you needed anymore convincing… did we mention the free beer that all participants are entitled to at the festivals wrap up party? These are just a few highlights of what awaits you at the Malabar River Festival 2015. See you on the river!




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