Double Drop, Teigdalselvi, Evanger, Norway. Photo: Mikael Ekstrom

HUGE UPS to Matador Ambassador Evan Garcia who won the Canoe & Kayak Male Paddler of the Year award earlier this week.

Evan has been absolutely killing it in 2013 both in terms of running lines as well as launching a new productions company, Substantial Media House, with filmmaking partner Fred Norquist. Over the last few weeks, Evan has actually been in Norway on assignment for Matador; we can’t wait to see the edits he’s working on right now. Big respect to all the paddlers here, and to viewers, please enjoy this condensed look at the ridiculous level all these nominated paddlers are taking it to.