Athletes to watch: Rafa Ortiz
Photo: Rafa Ortiz 2016. Photo by Logan Robertson.

Athletes to watch: Rafa Ortiz

His film Chasing Niagra (directed by Rush Sturges and supported by GoPro) was  called a “Breathtaking reflection on mortality” and was the top film in the documentary category of Netflix and iTunes for a large portion of 2016-17, with good reason. Rafa’s charisma is equaled by his courageous approach to running whitewater. His personal story is just as interesting. From kayaking with his father in Mexico, to his rise to the international kayaking scene, his history makes him unique among the elite paddlers in everything from his paddling style to his lifestyle.

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