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2011 Canoe & Kayak UK Awards
2011 Canoe & Kayak UK Awards
Canoe & Kayak UK Editorial - Posted on 14 Dec 2011
Simon TapleyWhitewater expedition kayaker Simon Tapley
He probably won’t thank us for saying this but we can remember Simon paddling as a wee nipper, surfing it up on the Bitches Tidal Race in Pembrokeshire in his extremely padded Dagger Vertigo, it seemed like he could just about see over the lip of his cockpit. He’s grown up a bit since then and in the intervening years he’s packed in more adventure kayaking than you can shake a sharpened stick at. The Grand Canyon of the Stikine, the Humla Karnali, you name an epic run and the chances are Simon will have paddled it. Over the last year or so studying for a degree from Nottingham university has slowed him down a little, but now he’s graduated we're pretty sure there’ll be some more awesome adventures to come from young Mr Tapley. Watch this space.

Check out the other award winners in this catergory Highly Commended - Justine Curgenven, Winner - Dave Burne

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