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Kokatat Sawyer

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About Me


Birth date
Home Country
South Africa
Lagoon Beach, Cape Town
English, Afrikaans and some broken German
Interested in
Looking for
Political Views
Religious Views
Just be positive. I'm positive the wind, waves & water wash my sins away... =)


Whitewater kayaking, surf kayaking, paragliding, windsurfing, bodyboarding, surfing, hiking, camping, photography, chess.
Kayaking, windsurfing, WATER, motorbikes, hiking, fly fishing, photography
The Mission
Rage Against the Machine
Cat Stevens
Within Temptation
System of a Down
System of a Down
Did I mention Cat Stevens
None, don't really bother.
Con Air, True Lies, The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan
Clive Cussler, Wilbur Smith, Napoleon Hill, John Kehoe.
Doug Ammons, Dale Carnegie, John Kehoe, Napoleon Hill.
About me
I love the water


Adrian Tregoning
Windows Live
Adrian Tregoning
Current City
Lagoon Beach, Cape Town
Current Country
South Africa


Boating type
River running, playboating, creeking, surf kayaking...
Boat brands
Fluid Bazooka (large), Fluid Solo (large), Fluid Dope (large), Fluid Element Composite (medium), Ark Alligator
Paddle Brands
Gear brands
WRSI, PeakUK, Seals Skirts
Home spot
Cape Town - depends where the best waves are. Or it depends on what is flowing..
Dream spot
Wherever you are having a great time with good people!
Boating philosophy
Make it look easy
Favorite move
Big bottom turn on a wave into a hard cutback, boofing and of course, the dry line

Education and Work

University of Johannesburg
High School
Benoni High School
Mechanical Design Engineer


just finished 6 days on Africa's 5th largest river!! Incredible place the Orange River...
- 1 year ago
  • Karma
  • Member since
  • Tuesday, 29 November 2005 00:00
  • Last online
  • 2 months ago
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My Stuff

Adrian\Adrian\Adrian\Kayak Reviews: Fluid Spice (medium) ReviewEvents: Blyde X-fest 2009Boats & Boards: Solo SmallBoats & Boards: Solo LargeBoats & Boards: Element MediumPelican™ on the Road2008 South African SeasonScandinavia 20072007 South African Summer SeasonParys area, River Vaal, Gatsien by AdrianTregoning. For more photos of paddling in South Africa, see, South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Umkomaas River, Deepdale Gorge (low and medium water)Various Photos

Recent videos

My Father - Remembrance by Marc Blackbeard - Thank you to Marc for this beautiful video of my father. I have so much to say about him, this video is just a memory from someone else and really touched my heart. Thank you Marc. It is beautiful..
Added: Nov 24.

Dr. Van Daalen Getting Eaten - Witte River, 23 October 2010. Just had to share this one short and sweet. Good times with awesome mates. The full video is online here..
Added: Oct 26.

How Low Can You Go - Luangwa River - Super low over the Luangwa River in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Amazing trip I did this year... More on Facebook: Adrian Tregoning Photography. Plane: Cessna 337.
Added: Oct 6.

Llandudno Slope Land - Many mistakes were made, the first being to take off. The wind had too must westerly in it. The ocean had a 6 metre swell runnning and high tide, so a beach landing was out of the question and another chap had been swamped already. I had top landed earlier, but this time could not get up again. I could have landed better but was worried about my ankle as I had just recovered from a a two month injury. So one learns :).
Added: Aug 26.

DIY Inline CO2 Reactor - This was the first test of my CO2 reactor which I built. Bubble rate was very high, just to clearly illustrate that this works. Discharge was straight back into the bath so I throttled back the pump somewhat to adjust to what would be the head loss when installed into my aquarium. I am very pleased with the results, but not my build. Might rebuild another one, but at least the concept I saw easily works, as would be expected. No need for airstones, or bioballs, or any of that crap inside..
Added: Apr 11.


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2007-11-29 Homemade Kayak Carrying Backpack System
2007-11-29 Journeys of a Pelican
2010-02-06 Wenger Patagonian Expedition RaceWatch
2008-08-15 Gravity Adventure Festival 2008 Visit
2008-01-25 Sabie X-FestCompete
2008-01-25 Sabie X-Fest
2007-07-04 Trollforsarna White Water Challenge - Euro Cup II FreestyleVisit
2007-03-08 Blyde Canyon adventure festCompete
PeakUK River Guide Vest
PeakUK Creek Long
Pollner Alone at Sea (book)
New-Holland-Publishers White Water: The World's Wildest Rivers (book)
Blue-and-White-GmbH- White Water Kayaking (book)
Struik A Practical Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Africa (book)
Fluid Spice M
Fluid Nemesis Medium
Fluid Solo Large
Wavesport EZG 60

Kayak Map Markers

2009-01-16South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal Province, Bivane River
2008-11-14South Africa: Gauteng Province, Klip River
2008-10-16Western Cape Province, Short Section of the Palmiet River
2008-07-15Kayak Store
2007-10-18Freestate Province, Ash River, put-in
2007-07-23Mkomazi (or Umkomaas) at Camden
2007-06-14GAUGE - Vaal at Vaal Dam
2007-06-14GAUGE - Bivane at Paris Dam
2007-05-25Montrose Falls
2007-05-25Blyde (Motlatse) Dam




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