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Matador Ambassador Shon Bollock recaps last month’s Feather Fest, northern California. The party starts at 1:10.

The Feather Festival is quickly becoming the premier kayaking event on the West Coast thanks to an amazing boating community and American Whitewater. This year I was able to take the new Subaru XV Crosstrek for a weekend of exploring, camping, and kayaking in northern California. The AWD XV Crosstrek gets 35mpg fully loaded with kayaking gear and fit me comfortably (I’m about 6’1″), proving its status as the most fuel-efficient AWD in the country.

The Tobin section of the North Fork Feather provides perfect racing terrain with big boulders and fun moves. The people are what make any kayaking event happen, so thank you to everyone that came out and supported Feather Fest — I hope to see everyone out there again next year.

Video notes
  • Shot 100% on the GoPro Hero 2.
  • Music: “Get Free” (Adriatique’s Lazers Never Die Rework), Major Lazer
  • See more at shastaboyz.com.

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About The Author

Shon Bollock

Shon Bollock is a Cali bred whitewater kayaker and filmmaker from Mt. Shasta. He has been on the water since he was 2 months old and is the owner of Shasta Boyz Productions, under which he has produced two feature films. This kid has been a GoPro athlete for 6+ years and was Matador's first sponsored athlete. A continuing influence within the paddling community, he represents companies such as Subaru, Sanuk, Five Ten, and Liquidlogic.

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