Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Kalix river, North Sweden
Kalix river is one of my three home rivers and it offers one of the best rapids I've ever paddled. Pahakurkkio (Bad rapid) is long class IV rapid with great playspots and riverrunning. Lappis wave is located upstream from Pahakurkkio. It's fast, fun wave with good eddy service. It works best on high water, but there is always something.
Tornio river, Kalix river and Pite river together makes Northern Sweden/Finland great kayaking area with lots of smaller rivers. Creeks, big water and big waves. Video from Lappis: Lappis wave
Mikael Lantto, Finland