Watch Kayaker Nouria Newman Set a World Record in ‘Wild Waters’

France’s Nouria Newman is perhaps the most gifted kayaker of her time. A new film by Red Bull documents her journey to clinch a world record.

Nouria Newman, young as she is, has embarked on a long lifetime’s worth of epic whitewater adventures. From claiming numerous podiums to seeing through countless expeditions on remote waterways, she has established herself as a leader in guts and glory alike.

Recently, Red Bull’s film crew followed the 30-year-old paddler as she claimed the astonishing first descent of Pucunco falls in Ecuador. The feat forever inked Newman’s name in the history of whitewater kayaking as the first woman to drop a 100-plus-foot waterfall.

Get a taste of the action with the teaser above, then check out the feature film, “Wild Waters” (90 minutes), on Red Bull TV.

Runtime (teaser): 5 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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