Huge Waterfall, High Consequence Kayak Comp

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Sure, these guys are the best in the world. But the new Rey Del Rio kayak competition in Chiapas, Mexico, is one high-risk world championship.

The kayakers in the video don’t just drop the succession of waterfalls known as Agua Azul, they do it with style. One by one, these incredible athletes lob themselves off the huge cascades and make it look easy.


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