Nouria Newman | Sweet Protection | Ali Bharmal / Red Bull Content Pool©

Photographer: Ali Bharmal / Red Bull Content Pool

Nouria Newman

Meet Nouria, a bad-ass kayaker who’s definitely on the short-list of the most progressive kayakers out there, regardless of gender.

Nouria Newman | sweet protection Nouria Newman | sweet protection

Photographer: Ali Bharmal / Red Bull Content Pool

Nouria started kayaking at the age of five on the calm Isere River, and she never looked back. The list of accomplishments on the river is long, very long. She spent several years primarily racing slalom, kayak freestyle and extreme kayaking, while managing to finish a masters in journalism and political science from Sciences Po Toulouse. After achieving the title of vice world champion in 2013, she struggled to make a comeback after injury in 2015 and decided to press the reset button!

She gave up her Olympic dream and the artificial white water stadiums to go back to her first love: the river.

Nouria Newman | Sweet Protection

Photographer: Ali Bharmal / Red Bull Content Pool

Nouria is vocal in stating that she’s not only traveling the globe in search for whitewater. To Nouria human adventures like discovering new cultures, broadening her mindset, sharing and meeting people is as rewarding.

Nouria Newman | Sweet Protection