Tad Dennis

Peachtree City, GA
© Tait Trautman
Name Tad Dennis
Country US
Hometown Peachtree City, GA
Current Residence Mt Holly, NC
Age 32
Years Paddling 26
What is the best country to travel to right now for kayaking?
New Zealand has always been great. Some of the best rivers I have ever run are in New Zealand and that was almost 20 years ago, when I was 13. But I am going to be living and traveling in a 5th wheel, so I will be exploring all the great whitewater in the USA.
Do you have any pre-kayaking rituals?
Actually… no. Unless you count dropping the kids off at the pool as a ritual?
One strange thing that I am really good at…
C-1ing, I know it is strange, but I like it!
Why should the Trick Force (top ten last year) pick you to race Jake’s?
Because I am a C1er that has put down competitive times compared to some of the top kayakers in races such as the Green and Homestake. I would like to show you just how fast a C1 can go.
What is your favorite part of the North Fork Payette?
Probably just the excitement I feel thinking about running some huge water, and I get to experience it for the first time ever. The first time is always the best.
Never have I ever…
Worn a drysuit.
What is one word or phrase you want associated with your name?
Half the Paddle, Twice the Man