Dane Jackson's 2013 highlights

2013 was an incredible year for kayaker Dane Jackson. This video shows why...
© Mike Dawson / Red Bull Content Pool
By Tarquin Cooper

Dane Jackson, 20, is one of the world's most accomplished whitewater kayakers and 2013 was another insane year for the paddler.

The above video shows why as Dane drops endless falls and pulls off some incredible freestyling moves.

“The whole year was just one of the best ever,” the US based paddler says. “Lots of great times and experiences. There were too many awesome trips and competitions to pick one favourite,” he adds. “But the world championships was an amazing experience, especially to be able to come out on top.”

Whitewater kayak athlete Dane Jackson on the Palguin River in Pucon, Chile, in 2013
Dane Jackson in Chile © Mike Dawson/Red Bull Content Pool

More recently Dane returned from an expedition to Mexico. “It was absolutely epic.” he says.

It was so good he returned again last month to get on some classics, do a race and go fishing on the west coast with his dad, kayak legend Eric Jackson who has, until now, dominated the sport.

“My dad has always been there and made me the person and athlete I am today,” says Dane.

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