Redefining Kayak: The Serrasolses Brothers
The Serrasolses Brothers The Spanish brothers Gerd and Aniol Serrasolses are both world champion kayakers, and leaders in shaping the future of the sport.
Just downstream of the famous “bridge to bridge” rafting section of the Futaleufú River in northern Chilean Patagonia, Gerd and Aniol Serrasolses are busy building their second homes and gathering firewood as winter weather closes in. Brothers from the Catalonia region of Spain, they're not your average foreigner looking for a slice of paradise in Futaleufú; these two are world renowned whitewater kayakers who have redefined the sport itself. Not only are they pushing the limits of what one can do in an 8-foot plastic boat amidst chaotic whitewater, they're also setting an example of environmental stewardship and are seeking to share that message with future generations of kayakers.
Gerd Serrasolses, 31, began paddling with a local kayaking club in his hometown near Girona when he was just thirteen. The Salt-ter Club provided instruction and loaned gear to local youth. Soon his