Whitewater kayakers from around the world come to Montréal because of the great freestyle potential.  Yet, probably very few of them had ever surfed Mavericks.  It's probably the biggest standing wave in the world that runs consistently all summer long.  A Jet ski is necessary to catch the wave and return and thus this event is about maximizing the potential of the Lachine Rapids. 

Big Joe is well known among the freestyle kayakers of the world.  Also, one of the most predictable and best waves running in North America during the late summer months.

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