Rush Sturges

Forks of Salmon, California
© John Webster
Name Rush Sturges
Country US
Hometown Forks of Salmon, California
Current Residence White Salmon, Washington
Age 32
Years Paddling 32

What is the best country to travel to right now for kayaking?


Do you have any pre-kayaking rituals?

Whoever said pills, booze and water sports don’t mix has clearly never tried it!

One strange thing that I am really good at…

Turning my truck turn into a space ship at the North Fork after party. This actually has happened.

Why should the Trick Force (top ten last year) pick you to race Jake’s?

Only reason I wasn’t TOP 10 last year is because this event is more rigged than a Presidential Election. And I have placed 3rd and 6th previously. No big fucking deal.

What is your favorite part of the North Fork Payette?
The Women.

Never have I ever…

Been hungover after the North Fork party.

What is one word or phrase you want associated with your name?

Jackson Kayak, GoPro, Smith, Astral, Werner, blah blah blah