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KAYAKCRAZY – The Crazy Hungarian

This marker was hung on me by my Norwegian friends, as I was doing solo adventures that were crazy and  meaningless to them, but essential to me. At the beginning they called me Crazy Ric, as long I started with seakayaking. KayakCrazyRic was born. Whenever I could, and when I had no choice, I traveled and still travel everywhere by kayak. Whether it’s a 4 km paddling home from a kayak polo training after a 100 km drive, even on January nights, at minus 10 degrees in the Norwegian Sea, or as the end of a 2 day kayak course, a 25 km open sea paddling home to the island where I lived. Not to mention the 5,000 km paddling home to Hungary.

My name is Richard J. Varga. Yes, I’m that crazy hungarian, who paddled from Norway to Hungary. 🙂

Kayak crazy? Crazy kayaker? Simple KAYAKCRAZY.

In bondage to nature

Since my childhood I have been attracted to nature, mountains, water, wildlife. I went fishing, hiking, climbing mountains. In 2007 I went to Norway, where I was captured by the almost untouched wilderness..
I like simple things. In today’s accelerated world, everyone is rushed, overworked, over-combined with their lives, unable to stop and enjoy it, and the beauties of nature.
In 2013 I became infected by seakayaking. As if I came into another dimension … When I am on the water, everything else disappears, the problems go away, there is only the moment, the water and myself present.
I completed the Norwegian Paddle Association’s (NPF) basic sea kayaking course, and a few weeks later, with the knowledge of the eskimoroll, I made the solo circumnavigation of the croatian island of Rab as a training session for the following 4-day kayaktrip in Spitzbergen.
I was so fascinated by the freedom of kayaking that I went up the ladder . In addition, I did sidetours in the world of other kayak sports such as canoe polo and surf kayaking. Alongside the courses, these three sports developed my technical skills very quickly.
From 2015, I worked as a seakayak guide at the Lofoten Islands … whenever I could, I organized individual tours and expeditions for myself:
Az én kajakparadicsomom.

My Vision

Now, thousands of miles behind me, I enterprise to share my experience with others and organize safe tours at sea and inland waters. I want to offer the opportunity for others to experience the inspiring feeling of kayaking.
I would like to give you the opportunity to do individual VIP courses and tours, team building tours. And anyone who is interested, can participate at some part of my next expeditions, to taste the feeling of expeditionpadding.
My goal is to introduce you to a culture of paddling where the most important thing is not how much beer we pack on the tour, how big JBL speaker we take out into nature, but to recharge our beauties in silence while admiring the beauties of nature: animals, special plants, spectacular places. I confess that everything has its own place, let us behave the way it fits.

Previos kayaking achievements

2013 Circumnavigation Island Rab,Croatia
2013 Spitzbergs 4 day kayaking tour
2014 Lofoten Islands West Coast solo kayaking
2015 South Greenland 10 Day Duo Seakayak Expedition
2018 Portuguese Surf Kayaking Tour
2018 Scandinavian Open Kayak Surf Championship
In 2019, I paddled 5000km from Lofoten Islands to Szigetköz: Project Endurance Mission Paddling Upstream
  • KayakCrazyRic a sarkkörön
2020 as a next step of Endurance Mission, I had the idea and competed Mosoni Upstream 1.0 . In 2 days I paddled 118,5km upstream the river Mosoni Danube.
In addition, I paddle in domestic waters. Mostly in the Szigetköz,and the rivers Danube, Rába .
2021 With my partner in crime Klaudia Kis, during the Endurance Mission Danube Upstream project, we paddled upstream on the Danube from the Black Sea to the source region.

My education so far:

NPF 3 * sea kayak guide
NPF 2 * canoepolo
I speak hungarian, english, norwegian and german.
The KAYAKCRAZY team has been strengthened since 2021 by my partner Kis Klaudia.
KayakCrazy csapattag Kis Klaudia
Kis Klaudia at Szigetköz.
Perhaps suffice it to say that she is the first woman to paddle upstream the Danube from the Black Sea to the source region.
Kis Klaudia Dunadelta

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1 week ago

🇭🇺 Még mindig nem késő! 🤪Idén utolsó alkalommal augusztus 13-14-én lesz KayakCrazy balatoni tengeri kajakos evezés és mentéstechnikai workshop. Ha jönnél, ne hezitálj, még lemaradsz. 😊 Részletekért vagy más helyszín és időpontok miatt keress bennünket bizalommal! See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

🇬🇧 Something to read for today.😉🇭🇺 Egy kis olvasnivaló mára. 😉 See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

🇭🇺 Nagyon vágytunk már egy olyan hétvégére, ahol nem csak gyönyörű helyen evezni, de vízitúrázni is igazán megtanulunk. 🤩 A szigetközi áramlástani túrán egy egész kalandos vízállásnál belementünk bizony az összes olyan helyzetbe, ahova kezdő túrázókat nem viszünk, de ha egyedül támadna kedved kajakozni, nagy szükséged lehet erre a tapasztalatra. 💪 Ilyen vizeken jön rá a kajakos, hogy mindig van mit gyakorolni…és ez a lelkes, jófej elkötelezett csapat végig is gyakorolta az összes vízi feladványt és a hétvége végére sokkal bátrabbak, tudatosabbak, magabiztosabbak lettek és megtanultak a legkisebb erőbefektetéssel és legnagyobb biztonsággal haladni egy technikás útvonalon.Nézzétek meg Szabó Csilla élményvideóját erről a hétvégéről!💙🇬🇧 We have longed for a weekend where we can really learn not only to paddle, but to understand the water and the stream. 🤩 On the hydrology tour in Szigetköz, we went into all the situations where we don’t take beginners to. Although the water level was quite advetures, you might need this experience when kayaking alone. 💪A kayaker realizes that there is always something to practice in such water conditions…and this enthusiastic, cool, dedicated team practiced hardly on all the water challenges. Through this successfull weekend they have become much braver, more aware, more confident and learn to use the least effort and move with the greatest safety in a on a technical route.Watch Csilla Szabó’s experience video about this weekend!💙 See MoreSee Less
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