Chasing Niagara

Pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz makes the decision to paddle over Niagara Falls
Agua Azul © Matt Baker, Red Bull Media House



Rush Sturges


Rush Sturges


Red Bull

Running time

80 minutes

Country / Nationality

USA, Austria, Mexico, Canada

Our Judges say:

Completely engaging movie - people doing stuff I never dreamed possible. Has highs, lows. Well worth watching

David Hanney

Some incredible kayaking with a story that gives you an insite in to how adventure sports progress not always for the better. A must watch from me

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Involving history of a challenge.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz makes the decision to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion an incredible series of events that eventually takes on a life of its own. To prepare for this mission, Rafa enlists the help of world-renowned paddler Rush Sturges and a tight team of their friends. Together they go on a remarkable three-year journey from the rainforest rivers of Mexico to the towering waterfalls of the U.S. Northwest. Their journey concludes in Canada where the team plays a cat-and-mouse game with local police before Rafa’s mission comes to a heart-stopping climax at the iconic Falls.