Top Paddling Destinations of 2014


Heliconia wraps up an amazing year of filming the world’s top paddling destinations for Facing Waveswith the release of a new highlight video. Watch it now at:

Facing Waves 2014

“2014 has been a fantastic year of filming a wide range of paddlesports and characters in some of the world’s best paddling destinations,” says award-winning filmmaker, and Facing Waves Director, Kelsey Thompson. “The goal of this ‘teaser’ video, along with each episode of Facing Waves, is to communicate the beauty of the destinations and adventure of paddlesports.”

In 2014, the Facing Waves production team filmed paddling adventures around the globe. Highlights include: stand up paddling with sharks in the turquoise waters of Tahiti; sea kayaking with icebergs along Newfoundland and Labrador’s unspoiled shores; and paddling along Ireland’s enchanting and culturally rich coastal touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way. Other locations featured include: Washington, North Carolina, California, Oregon, Idaho, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Mexico. Watch the highlight video:

The Facing Waves TV series airs on Outside Television and Universal Sports with new episodes premiering April 2015. If you are interested in showcasing your destination in a Facing Waves episode, please contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or

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About Facing Waves: The Facing Waves television series now in its 3rd season of filming. Broadcast on both Outside Television and Universal Sports, Facing Waves reaches one of the most sought after demographics in the adventure travel world: active, affluent, and educated professionals who love traveling and the outdoors.

About Heliconia: Since World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, Heliconia has been a leader in outdoors media production. Heliconia produces 5 outdoor television series that air on NBC Sports, Outside Television, Universal Sports and The World Fishing Network. See all of Heliconia’s work at, or follow along on Facebook at

For more information call Amy Luscombe at 613 582 7154, or e-mail to: