‘Beyond the Drop’ Film features Mexico, Kayak Culture, Huge Hucks off Waterfalls

Photo © Lane Jacobs

Six pro kayakers strut their stuff in this short film, which takes place in the rainforests of southern Mexico. But the back story, the ‘Beyond the Drop’ part, charts how these paddlers got to the Agua Azul river… and what it means to them beyond an adrenaline rush.

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Watch as the boaters in this video slip into the curent of an “impossibly blue” river and drop a series of waterfalls framed only by the jungle wilds and blue sky above. —Stephen Regenold



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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.