Facing Waves

Facing Waves, Season 8 – Episode 3: Whitewater Kayaking the Ottawa River

By June 10, 2021No Comments

The third episode of Facing Waves, Season 8 is set to hit airwaves Saturday, June 19th on Bally Sports Network and Friday, July 9th on Outside TV. The episode is scheduled to air more than 74 times this month alone!

In this episode, host Ken Whiting challenges himself with the huge rapids and epic surf waves of the Ottawa River’s Main Channel, and then heads down the Middle Channel with his ten year old daughter for their first trip ever with her in her own kayak.   

The Ottawa River is recognized around the world as one of the top whitewater kayaking destinations. It has warm water, big rapids and epic surf waves, which is why many of the world’s top paddlers have come from the Ottawa. It is also why Ken decided to call this place home over 20 years ago.

A lot can happen in 20 years, and while Ken still enjoys playing in the huge rapids, he now gets to bear witness to the new generation of whitewater kayakers as they build their skills and love of the outdoors.

Check your local listings for a full airing schedule.

About Facing Waves: A World Champion kayaker, the author of twelve best-selling instructional books and videos on paddling, and a YouTube influencer with approximately 14 million views to his videos, Ken Whiting is the host of Facing Waves. A multifaceted media project, Facing Waves celebrates the cultures, landscapes and adventures that surround the world’s top paddling destinations. Each 30-minute TV episode airs on Outside TV, Bally Sports Network, and internationally through Nautical Channel. Networks interested in carrying Facing Waves are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice-President, Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.