Next broadcast Jul 24, 2021
Facing Waves is an exciting and inspiring TV series that follows top paddlers as they discover the cultures, landscapes and adventures of the world's most amazing adventure travel destinations.
Showing spectacular paddling by top athletes in the most stunning locations around the globe, Facing Waves goes from the Dominican Republic to a small town in Wales, facing different conditions in every location, immersing in an unforgettable experience. Adjusting to the customs of locals, challenging huge tidal rapids, kayaking with whales, practicing stand up paddle in the tropics or exploring remote canoe trails in the heart of the jungle are some of the adventures you will see in this show.
Facing Waves hosts Ken Whiting, former World Champion Whitewater Kayaker in the trip of his life. Get ready to join their journey with Nautical Channel.
In this first episode, we dive into the beauty of Wales: the first and only country to have a hiking trail around it's entire coastline. The Snowdonia National Park is a surfers and stand up paddlers paradise for the few who know about it. Stunning seascapes, ancient castles and perfect surf waves. This week on Facing Waves we're Paddling Wales with Dan and Heleen from Big Blue Adventures.
With 1000 miles of coastline and 250 miles of world class beaches, to many people the Dominican Republic is known as a tropical paradise. Pounding surf, ideal beaches and warm raging water. This week on Facing Waves, we're paddling the Dominican Republic. Luke Hopkins takes his stand up paddleboard on an exploratory journey along the coast, through the rivers, and in the surf that surrounds this idyllic scenery. Come join us!
The fourth largest island nation in the Caribbean, Jamaica is a tropicla paradise known worldwide for beautiful beaches, jerk chicken and for being the place where reggae was created. Even though the surfing scene here is surprisingly small and undeveloped, surfers are passionate as any. This week on Facing Waves we will be paddling Jamaica with Ken Whiting.
190 miles of paddling route. The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail makes its way through the coastal water and inland tributaries of Lee Country in Florida. It is home to a wide range of marine life and birds, and it offers a unique experience for all types of paddlers. Luke Hopkins and Anne Pagano will explore one of the world’s great water trails by stand up paddle board in this week's episode of Facing Waves.
Stretching 360 miles along the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon coast is well known for it's beautiful towns and dramatic shorelines. The coast itself is divided into three unique regions called the North Coast, Central Coast and South Coast. It has earned the name of the wild river's coast, and combined, it is an outdoor adventure travellers paradise with endless opportunities. Get onboard as we discover the Oregon Coast paddling with the waves.
Located between Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg and the Norwegian border archipelago of the Swedish west coast invites us to explore some of its 8000 islands. We'll also take our time to emerge in downtown city paddling and canoeing on a 150 year old aquaduct in Bohuslän. Facing Waves host, Ulrika Larsson, reveals her favourite paddling waters along the rugged granite coast in West Sweden during all four seasons.
Next Broadcast: Aug 21, 10:00 30 min.
Three times the size of Texas and the largest province in Canada, Quebec is a big place. It's also blessed with 3% of the world's freshwater, more than half a million lakes and has the enormous St. Lawrence River flowing through its interior, which empties the Great Lakes into the Atlantic Ocean. Breathtaking coastlines, crystal clear rivers and pristine wilderness lakes. This week on facing waves, we're exploring the regions of Gaspesie and Bas-Saint-Laurent.
Next Broadcast: Aug 21, 10:30 30 min.
One of the most remote regions of Quebec is the Cote-Nord. A wild and wonderful place filled with new discoveries, like paddling with puffins and through rocks carbed by time. With more than 20,000 lakes and rivers and endless pristine wilderness, the region is an outdoor lover's paradise and dream destination for paddlers. This week on Facing Waves we're visiting Quebec's Cote-Nord and Abitibi-Temiscamingue.
Connecting North America's Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, the Saint Lawrence is one of the largest and most important waterways in the world. It's also home to some of the most diverse and inspiring landscapes, like Les Iles de la Madeleine, a breathtaking chain of islands with endless sand beaches, spectacular sea caves and a charming small town vibe.
This week on Facing Waves, we're visiting Quebec City and Les Iles de la Madeleine.
Next Broadcast: Aug 28, 10:00 30 min.
What makes Canada's largest provinces so great is how big and rugged the landscape is. This means there are endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Less than an hour from the cities of Montreal and Ottawa, the Laurentians is one of the most accessible regions of Quebec and one of the top adventure spots in the country. This week we will discover the Laurentians and Authentic Quebec.
Next Broadcast: Aug 28, 10:30 30 min.
From big and energetic cities to beautiful small villages, Quebec has it all. A stunning coastline and amazing food, but more than anything else, pristine wilderness. The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region boasts three national parks and a dramatic Saguenay Fjord. This time, Ken Whiting will tackle one of Eastern Canada's most popular whitewater rivers.
Montreal is a historic and multicultural place that pulses with energy. What makes it particularly amazing is that it also provides easy access to outdoor activities and world-class paddling opportunities, both inside and outside city limits. The Eastern Townships are known for their charming villages, incredible food and beautiful waterways. This week we are exploring them and Montreal.
Poland is a place of immense historical significant that goes back more than a thousand years. Although it is well known for its role in the Second World War, Poland is also being appreciated for its world class cuisine, breathtaking countryside and ease of travel. This week on Facing Waves, we are set to discover the beautiful waterways of Poland.
The Unesco World Heritage site of the Rideau Canal is a 130-mile waterway that connects Canada's capital, Ottawa, with Lake Ontario. This engineering delight was built almost 200 years ago as a supply route in case the United States decided to invade Canada. Now, it offers incredible access to pristine lakes and rivers that connect beautiful, small rural Ontario towns. Let's discover it in this first episode of thhe eight season of Facing Waves.
This week on Facing Waves, Ken Whiting is on a five-day river trip through the heart of one of Canada's most popular parks: the Algonquin Provincial Park. This is one of a kind mission filled with excitement and adventure. Combining challenging white water and some fishing in Eastern North America, get ready to watch big rapids, epic scenery and nature unwind.
In this episode, we paddle across the Ottawa River, globally recognized as one of the top whitewater paddling destinations in the world. The rapids are big, water is warm and the surf waves are second to none. Ken Whiting will be meeting up with some friends to hit the big lines of the main channel. Big waves, big air and big smiles await in Facing Waves.
Next Broadcast: Jul 23, 17:00 30 min.
This week on Facing Waves Ken will grab his sea kayak and explore some of the wilderness in Eastern Ontario. Starting with the spectacular rock walls of Bon Echo Provincial Park, we will move onto the huge maze of waterways known as The Thousand Islands.
Let's take the sea kayak to the fresh water in this exciting new episode of Facing Waves.
Next Broadcast: Jul 28, 11:30 30 min.
This week we move to the southwest of Ontario in Facing Waves. We will go to Norfolk County on Lake Ontario. Ken will make his way down one of the coolest creeks before swapping his paddle for pedals and heading to the waters of the Great Lake. He will be looking for the big bass and pike that can be found in this area.
Next Broadcast: Jul 28, 12:00 30 min.
In this new episode of Facing Waves Ken will embark on a new paddling adventure aboard a whitewater canoe. His mission is to figure out how to roll a canoe down one of the most beautiful rivers in the east of North America, the Madawaska River. It will be his first time doing solo whitewater canoeing, and he will have to learn almost from scratch.
Next Broadcast: Aug 04, 11:30 30 min.
This week we are exploring the waters around one of the most beautiful and inspiring parks in Canada: the Killarney Provincial Park. Its got everything from stunning coastal paddling, to epic lake tripping and a really dramatic landscape. If you are planning your next canoeing or kayaking trip, find out this incredible place in Facing Waves!
Next Broadcast: Aug 04, 12:00 30 min.
Ken is back this time in Killarney for another back country mission. He will trade the sea kayak for a canoe and head on a five day canoe tripping adventure in Killarney Provincial Park. From jaw dropping wilderness to the most epic views, we will find out what this incredible destination has to offer.
Watch the most incredible scenery at the Killarney Provincial Park with Facing Waves.