Some people aspire to great things in life. Michelangelo made art, Shakespeare wrote plays. Extreme kayakers Rush Sturges and Ben Marr don’t shoot anywhere in that vicinity. But hot damn, they sure make an extreme drainage ditch kayaking video like no one’s business.
You may recall our epic duo went viral in 2014 with this awesome ditch kayaking video shot in a drainage ditch that empties into Lions Bay in Vancouver BC. That was a hit, with over 2.7 million views as of March 2017, and it seems the two, well, really felt like givin’ er another go.
And that’s what they did, in their return to Lions Bay last summer, in which they went higher, faster and, yup just a little higher on the epic drainage ditch kayaking scale.
I feel like a cheesehead.
Drainage Ditch Kayaking at a Whole New Level
Marr and Sturges presented the video a few months ago at the Canoe and Kayak magazine awards show in Salt Lake City. The video sat a little longer, however, and was only uploaded on March 9.
It looks like they’re on to something – the video has well over a million views in less than two weeks, which says something about the demand for a thoroughly gratifying drainage ditch kayaking video.
No one does it like Rush Sturges and Ben Marr. Seriously, if there’s ever an Oscar category for Best Drainage Ditch Kayaking video, I am so nominating these two.
For the record, from what I can tell, no animals were hurt in the production of this video. I do believe an action camera gave its life for your viewing pleasure, however, at 2:38.
And the bottom of this kayak…well, I think it’s safe to say it has seen better days.
The video is called Return to the Ditch – Tandem Kayak.