Honza is czech rising star on the scene of white water. Every year he proves to us that we will hear about him even more and more. He travels wherever his modest student wallet can afford, even when his desire to paddle brouth him in the last season first time across the ocean to Ecuador. After the medal at the European Championships in freestyle in the junior category he switched to the greatest pearl of water sports, which according to him extreme paddling. Together with us he tests equipment and upgrades extreme whitewater gear! We are honored that since 2016 we have the opportunity to promote his dreams and push him forwards already as a Hiko team member.
Date of birth: 12.5.1996
Category: Extreme whitewater/ freestyle/ lifestyle
Where did you start with paddling? I started with my dad and in youth canoe club in the same time in Pilsen.
Why are you doing this sport? Why? I think Nuria Newman made a nice video about that. Because it´s not better feeleing, than to go kayaking with your friends and spend time in the nature on the places, which you can´t to meet differently than from kayak.
The most favorite course: I like Pilsen playspot, because my freestyle carrier starts over there. From rivers, I think, is Teigdalen creek in Norway, but my heart love is Otter creek in the Czech Republic.
Your best experience on water: Maybe memorial trip down on the Raundalselva river in voss during Extremsportsweek 2015. Its awsome to see arround houndred smiled guys runing nice run in a row. What more than with feeling of memory to everybody who can´t to be there anymore.
Goals and planns for future: To go further on with my kayak and live my kayaking dream.
What you like to do when you are not in kayak: Everything where i can feel free and in the nature with friends like freeskiing, cliffjumping, slacklines, skateboards, and for sure to meet friends after a good day in the pub.
Web/contact: FB / Honza Havelka