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Daredevil kayakers celebrate the rain, by paddling down a raging river

Nouria Newman and Benny Marr hit the river in Squamish, BC as soon as it rains.

Nouria Newman and Benny Marr hit the river in Squamish, BC as soon as it rains.

Daredevil kayakers celebrate the rain - Wild Canadian Weather

The Nature of Things

3 months ago
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Nouria Newman and Benny Marr hit the river in Squamish, BC as soon as it rains. 3:42

Rain can seem gentle, but it has the power to transform a landscape, turning even the smallest river into a raging torrent. 

It's really depressing weather for everyone else, but for us, it's just playtime.- Nouria Newman

Nouria Newman and Benny Marr are world-class white-water kayakers. They know how to read the river and where to find the best route, but they also know how unpredictable and dangerous high water can be.

They scout sections of the river before heading down, to stay safe. "I have a lot of respect for the river," says Newman. "Because if it spikes on us while we're in there, it's really not good."

A healthy respect for the water is good, especially since there's a 10-metre high waterfall up ahead of them. 

Watch the video above for the full story.

For more, check out Wild Canadian Weather — Rain.  

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