EXTREME KAYAKER and badass Red Bull athlete Rafa Ortiz is respected internationally for kayaking some of the roughest white water in the world and for throwing himself and his kayak off some of the tallest drops imaginable. But he spent 10 days recently to develop kayaking communities in indigenous towns by epic rivers in Chiapas, Mexico. He wants to be able to help these groups enjoy even deeper corners of their jungles.
Rafa says that he always noticed that kids that live by whitewater naturally develop skills in the current. So he imagined what could happen if he could get them some boats, gear, paddles and proper knowledge, and couple it with their own motivation.