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Aotearoa Adventure Film Festival 2013 BannerThe Aotearoa Adventure Film Festival showcases a curated selection of the best international adventure films to held across New Zealand during November and December 2013. The festival takes a curated selection of the best international adventure films across a wide range of genres including mountainbiking, kayaking, surfing and skydiving.

The main 2-day festival will be held in New Zealand’s adventure capital, Rotorua followed by a 5-week nationwide tour. Celebrate the best of actionsports, adventure and mountain lifestyle cinema.

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Skull Candy Headphones Logo We're pleased to announce that Skull Candy have jumped on board again as the sponsor for our Sweet Pic competition. If you've been out having some adventures and want to submit a photo for the Sweet Pic competition gallery and have a chance to score yourself a pair of these sweet Hesh Headphones then fire your photos through to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Skull Candy Sweet Pic in the heading field.


To celebrate the newly revised Cumec Magazine website we're offering a special price of just $6 per copy (including postage) on back issues of Cumec.

Stock is on a first in first served basis. Issues #1, #2, and #11 are already out of stock.

Order online now using the Paypal Shopping Cart below, or for direct credit payments email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your desired issues and we'll get back to you with our account details.

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The 2013 Citroen Extreme Race was held on the 23rd of February near Queenstown. We headed along to the race and snapped a few shots of the action.


The team at Bomb Flow Magazine in the USA recently ran the second annual Forster the Dream online photo contest through their Facebook page. They've just released an inspirational flipbook of the top images. It's definitely worth a look


Dylan Thomson dropping into a crack on the East Fork of the Kaweah, California. Photo Michael PeacherWords by Dylan Thomson. Images; Dylan Thomson, Jared Seiler, Michael Peacher and Jake Greenbaum.

I had long dreamed of getting my face wet on some classic Californian granite gems. May 2013 was my chance to fulfill some of those fantasies.

Arriving in Portland on April 30th, I quickly went about collecting a large Pyranha Burn and the other necessary pieces of paddling paraphernalia required for my trip.

Read more: The Six Weeks that were - Part 1

Many people have noticed that we haven't released our Autumn issue; unfortunately due to several unexpected issues we have made the difficult decision to postpone Issue#19 of Cumec until Spring 2013.

While we were working on pulling together the Autumn Issue our plans did not progress as hoped and with the high standards that we want to maintain with the magazine the decision to postpone became easier as time progressed. We're taking this opportunity to work on several new ideas and finally taking the time to refresh our website to continue informing, inspiring and entertaining the paddlers of Australasia and further afield.

We are also aiming to announce details of the 2013 Cumec Magazine Paddle Sports Awards alongside our new website in late June.

To all our valued subscribers and avid readers we're sorry that you'll have to wait longer for the next installment, but we want to ensure that you continue to receive the best kayak magazine that we can produce. Any enquiries about subscriptions can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll endeavour to fill you in on the details and predicted release dates as soon as they're confirmed.

Thanks for your understanding.

Antz Longman, Editor & Publisher of Cumec Magazine.

The first competitive event of the White Water Grand Prix has been on the monstrous Gladiator Wave. This update from Bomb Flow Magazine shows the wave, the moves, and even Rudy Rampage in their glory. Haven't heard any results yet, but stay tuned.

Whitewater Grand Prix - Final Countdown from Tribe Rider on Vimeo.

In what is one of the most anticipated kayaking events in recent history, Pat Camblin and Tribe Rider is set to launch the White Water Grand Prix next week. Combining 25 of the Worlds best kayakers (including NZ's Louise Urwin) the event is going to include 6 events over twelve days on a range of rivers throughout Quebec.


National titles were being handed out after Sundays NZ National Canoe Slalom event on the Tarawera river in Kawerau, and successfully defending their titles was no other the Luuka Jones and Mike Dawson.