About Me

Basic

Gender
Male
Birth date
20/03/1982
Home Country
South Africa
Hometown
Lagoon Beach, Cape Town
Languages
English, Afrikaans and some broken German
Interested in
Women
Looking for
Networking
Political Views
Apathetic
Religious Views
Just be positive. I'm positive the wind, waves & water wash my sins away... =)

Personal

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

Contact

Skype
Adrian Tregoning
Windows Live
Adrian Tregoning
Website
adrian.playak.com/
Current City
Lagoon Beach, Cape Town
Current Country
South Africa

Boating

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
Sawyer
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

College
University of Johannesburg
High School
Benoni High School
Position
Mechanical Design Engineer
AdrianTregoning

AdrianTregoning

just finished 6 days on Africa's 5th largest river!! Incredible place the Orange River...
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My Stuff

Forums
Photos
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 adrian.playak.com.Spots, South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Umkomaas River, Deepdale Gorge (low and medium water)Various Photos
Videos

Recent videos


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.


Paragliding 2013 Highlights - South Africa - I started (and completed) my license in 2013 through Birdmen Paragliding. Been enjoying it quite a bit and met some amazing people too. Let's see what 2014 brings. Hopefully many safe flights and good times....
Added: Jan 21.


Paragliding Langebaan - strong wind reverse launch - Fun reverse launch on the dunes. Note this spot is on private property. Wing is an Arcus 7. Filmed with a CamOne Infinity..
Added: Nov 4 2013.


Paragliding Piekenierskloof - My 17th Flight - I am busy doing my basic license through Birdmen Paragliding (http://www.birdmen.co.za/). The bug is biting and I am loving it!!! Please note that this site (take off and landing) is on private property and permission needs to be obtained from the farmer beforehand..
Added: Jul 16 2013.


Fluid Element - Easy Days -> quick clip - Just a short clip of my composite Fluid Element. Video taken with a CamOne Infinity. Location is Lagoon Beach, Cape Town, South Africa..
Added: May 15 2013.

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PaddleBlogs
DatePost
2007-11-29 Homemade Kayak Carrying Backpack System
2007-11-29 Journeys of a Pelican
Events
DateEventRelation
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
Reviews
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
Wavemiles
Location

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