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David Joos

Hometown: Sint-Amands, Belgium

Living now: Pucon, Chile

Discipline(s): Whitewater Kayaking plus Rafting

What's your story?

After learning to kayak with my Dad & my brother I became quickly addicted to whitewater kayaking. I travelled throughout Europe and heard about kayaking in Chile. I fell in love the country, the rivers, a girl and have not left since I spent time exploring the many rivers Chile has to offer, from Santiago all the way down into Patagonia including first descents with the legend that was Josh Lowry. In-between I have represented Belgium at 2 Freestyle World Kayak Championships. I currently teach the whitewater modules to the students at the prestigious University of Pucon and I own the Pucon Kayak Shop where we have introduced Peak UK to Chilean kayakers. When I have managed to leave Chile I have kayaked the Colca and Cotahuasi Canyons in Peru!

Quick Facts:

Favourite food: Stoofvlees met frietjes, chilean asado

Favourite drink: BEER a lot of it

Favourite music: Rock, hard Rock please

Ultimate paddling destination: Patagonia

Motto: It’s Chilean Class 3!

Advice to newcomers: It is always better to stay in your kayak!

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