Paddling: Gonzales or bust
When producers of an unnamed British observational documentary decided on four distinct fitness challenges for ordinary, out-of-shape people to compete in after a 12-week training program, Matt David knew they had to film at the 51st-annual Texas Water Safari.
“Once research was done and Texas was on the page, it (the Water Safari) stood out as a perfect embodiment of what this show is about,” said David, the director and producer of the show. “It’s fitting to kick it off with the ultimate endurance event.”
For those who live under a rock — or just aren’t up to snuff on adventure events — the Water Safari is a 260-mile paddling race from San Marcos to Seadrift. More than 80 teams will put in at Spring Lake on Saturday morning with the hope of successfully navigating the San Marcos River and Guadalupe River on their way to the San Antonio Bay.