The pdxkayaker film festival kicks off the winter kayaking season here in the Pacific Northwest.  This annual event takes place each November and displays the creativity and video documentation from kayakers all over the area.

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Free beer, raffle items and prize money is donated by the event's largest sponsor, Next Adventure.  This year, 12 local producer's submitted their film to the festival.  The top three:

3rd place:  Ryan Young

2nd place:  Ryan Scott

1st place:  Nathan Herbeck

Nathan Herbeck's use of creativity, art, music and kayaking put his film on top.  Here's "31 Days of Living", the winning entry:

My submission to the 2011 film festival was, "Girl's of the Gorge - PNW style" . . . enjoy!

Heather Herbeck

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