Would you paddle the Great Falls in Washington D.C.?

Would you paddle the Great Falls in Washington D.C.?

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Rafa Ortiz, the kayaker known for seeking the gnarliest whitewater, visits Washington D.C. to paddle Great Falls, Class V rapids only 14 miles upstream from the U.S. Capital. Upon his arrival, he is greeted by two local legends, Jason Beakes who has won the Great Falls Race six times and Tom McEwan, one of the first to paddle this section of the Potomac River in 1975. The trio come together to highlight the beauty of one the only kayaking meccas near a large metropolitan area and encourage others to do the same.
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26 Comments

  1. Lewis Rich on April 13, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    though I’m not a kayak kind of person, I did the upper gully in WV. what a blast…

  2. UNGA BUNGA on April 13, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Um, no. Do I look stupid.

  3. Youtube4play on April 13, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    We always sub back 😊

  4. George Washington on April 13, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    State S S H, Gov A, scandals. S Eichler, Sue C, .B

  5. sam n on April 13, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Literally i paddle here everyday

  6. Myx on April 13, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    1

  7. Sarac Productions on April 13, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    People also go cliff jumping here, next time let us know your going to be in the area so I can come watch.

  8. Hunter Terrell on April 13, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Woah Red Bull, I live like 30 minutes from there. A heads would be nice, I would’ve sprinted down there with the broken foot I have just to watch.

  9. Sr89 Sm153 on April 13, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Rode by it on my bike.

  10. Bobby on April 13, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks for the click-bait video title Redbull… Great Falls is incredibly dangerous and has claimed the lives of tourists and kayakers alike.

    The whitewater kayaking scene around D.C. is great. There are plenty of rapids downstream of great falls that are more suited for beginner and intermediate paddlers. I highly recommend looking into those areas if you’re thinking about trying kayaking around D.C.

  11. LOAM on April 13, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    respect!

  12. Bruce Wayne on April 13, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    I don’t know does a dog lick it’s balls?

  13. Robert Curtin on April 13, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve been fishing that whole stretch in my kayak for the last 25 yrs.

  14. Marcus De Villiers on April 13, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Definitely. Looks super fun

  15. Yo Jay on April 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    I’m a wannabe "kayaker" who’s only gone paddling a few times 😜…. but I love this sport & wish I had more time to try it more. And hell yeah, I would paddle the great falls in DC!!! 😁👍🤘🤙✌️

  16. Cup & Cone on April 13, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Going kayaking this weekend. 💪

  17. Travis Victorio on April 13, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    where my marylanders at?

  18. Davato on April 13, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    I love to free climb the surrounding boulders

  19. Lewis Rich on April 13, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    yes,i would love too….

  20. Quinn Hoffman on April 13, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    i did this last year when i was 12 with tom mcewan it was crazy

  21. Kevin Robben on April 13, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Is there uncut footage of the gropros?

  22. ST4RS Kingston III on April 13, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve been there with family from Wood Bridge, VA and Arlington, VA.

  23. kjd15328va on April 13, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    This is like 5 miles away from where I live😎

  24. Miles Carr on April 13, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Great falls is not in dc lol. It’s just outside of DC. great falls is the border of Maryland and Virginia. If u keep going down the river for like 5 miles you will end up in dc

  25. FlashatCalleva on April 13, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Tom McEwan is a beast on the river! He has been all over the world in a kayak and been instrumental in getting countless people in kayaks!! Way to go Tom!

  26. travisamazingable on April 13, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    kayaking like this seems like it would destroy your lower back and spine over time

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