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Boofs + Birthday Eddy

At the beginning of January, I picked up a Flying Squirrel, a boat that has been absolutely confidence inspiring for me. I was hanging out at Gorilla a few weeks ago and Moriah Heaney was getting ready to give it a go.  Someone on on the rock informed me that it was her birthday and she was planning on catching the birthday eddy at Gorilla. For those of you who don’t know, this birthday move is HARD. Anyone who pulls it off has a strong grasp on negotiating a seemingly simple, yet complex move. The bottom line is a mistake can be very costly. I turned my go pro on and filmed Moriah come through, and she just absolutely CRUSHED IT!!

While it is necessary to have confidence in your equipment, it is all about the river, the people you’re there with and your attitude. Happy Birthday, Moriah!! What a way to celebrate!!

I put together a little edit with some of my first lines in my new boat, the Flying Squirrel (on the Green River and Chauga River) and Moriah’s smooth run. Hope you enjoy!


I started kayaking in Wisconsin of all places, because this is where I am from. I then moved to San Diego and took on kayak surfing along with heading to the Kern River when water was available. I then made the move to Asheville, NC and have been hooked on this sport since my Wisconsin days. With whatever it is that you do, do it because you love it, not because society tells you should or for other outside factors. Don't simply exist, live!