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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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🇬🇧 MOSKENES SEAKAYAK CIRCUMNAVIGATION – Lofoten Islands Seakayak Expedition🇭🇺 Görgess lejjebb! 🙂 Have you heard about the Lofoten Islands in Norway? I doubt yes! But even if you haven’t heard of it, you’ve probably seen photos of it. One of the most beautiful regions in the world, where the turquoise sea, sandy beaches and sky-high mountains are all concentrated in one place. 🌊⛱🌄The Mecca of sea kayakers .KayakCrazyRic, who is quite homely at this location, is now taking you here for a week-long wild camping sea kayak expedition.WHO DO WE RECOMMEND?For those who love challenges, who like to fall asleep in a tent or in the open air, who are not afraid of the variability of the weather, for real outdoor people..Due to the territorial conditions, it is definitely recommended for more experienced kayakers with good endurance, who are able to paddle at least 10-15 km without stopping even in more difficult, wavy conditions.NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: Min.4 – Max. 6 peopleDATE: JULY 30- AUGUST 5, 2022.LOCATION: Ramberg, Lofoten Islands, NorwayAPPLICATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION:www.kayakcrazy.hu/lofoten-islands-moskenes-circumnavigatio—————–🇭🇺 MOSKENES KÖRBEEVEZÉSE – Lofoten-szigetek tengerikajak expedícióHallottál már a norvégiai Lofoten-szigetekről? Kétlem, hogy nem! De ha nem is hallottál, fényképeket biztosan láttál róla. A világ egyik legszebb vidéke, ahol a türkizkék tenger, a homokos strandok és az égig érő hegyek mind egy helyre tömörítve találhatóak meg. 🌊⛱🌄A tengeri kajakosok Mekkája..Ide kalauzol most benneteket egy hetes, vadkempinges kajakos expedícióra az ezen helyszínen meglehetősen otthonosan mozgó KayakCrazyRic. IDŐPONT: 2022. JÚLIUS 30- AUGUSZTUS 5.HELYSZÍN: Ramberg, Lofoten-szigetek, NorvégiaHOGY KINEK AJÁNLJUK?Akik szeretik a kihívásokat, akik szeretnek a tenger morajlására sátorban vagy a szabad ég alatt álomba szenderülni, akik nem félnek az időjárás változékonyságától, igazi outdoor embereknek. A területi adottságok miatt mindenképpen tapasztaltabb, jó állóképességű kajakosoknak, akik nehezebb, hullámosabb körülmények között is képesek legalább 10-15 km-t megállás nélkül evezni.RÉSZTVEVŐK SZÁMA: Min.4 – Max. 6 főJELENTKEZÉS ÉS BŐVEBB INFO: www.kayakcrazy.hu/hu/moskenes-sziget-korbeevezes-lofoten-szigetek-kajakozas-tengeri-kajaktura-bak… See MoreSee Less
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🇭🇺 TENGERIKAJAK WORKSHOP A BALATONONFor English please scroll down!HOGY MIÉRT VAN SZÜKSÉGED ERRE A WORKSHOPRA? ❓🤔Akár egyedül járod a természetet, akár társasággal, bármikor borhulhatsz vízbe te, vagy akár a társaid. Tudod mit kell tenni ilyenkor? Képes vagy magadat vagy másokat kimenteni a vízből? Ezen a workshopon megtanulod a biztonságos, hatékony, magabiztos és élvezetes kajakozáshoz szükséges technikákat.Képes leszel elkerülni a borulást. Ha önhibádon kívül mégis vízbe kerülnél, magabiztosan fogod tudni alkalmazni a társ- és önmentést, hogy egész évben biztonságosan evezhess. A TENGERIKAJAK WORKSHOPOT A NORVÉG EVEZŐS SZÖVETSÉG (NPF) ÁLTAL KÉPZETT TENGERIKAJAK OKTATÓ ÉS TÚRAVEZETŐ VARGA J. RICHÁRD (KAYAKCRAZYRIC) TARTJA.IDŐPONT: 2022. JÚNIUS 25-26.HELYSZÍN:Pelso Kemping, Alsóörs, BALATONJELENTKEZÉS ÉS BŐVEBB INFO: www.kayakcrazy.hu/hu/kajak-workshopok/tengerikajak-tanfolyam/ 🇬🇧 SEAKAYAK PADDLING AND RESCUE WORKSHOPWHY DO YOU NEED THIS COURSE? 🤔❓Whether you paddle alone or in company, you or your companions can capsize into the water at any time. Do you know what to do in that case? Can you save yourself or your mates?In this course, you will learn the techniques needed for safe, efficient, confident, and enjoyable kayaking.You will be able to avoid capsizing. In case of capsizing into the water through no fault of your own, you will be able to confidently manage the co-and self-rescue so that you can paddle safely all year round.THIS SEA KAYAK WORKSHOP IS HELD BY RICHARD J. VARGA ( KAYAKCRAZYRIC ) SEA KAYAK INSTRUCTOR TRAINED BY THE NORWEGIAN PADDLE ASSOCIATION (NPF).DATE: 25-26 JUNE 2022.LOCATION: Pelso Camping, Alsóörs LAKE BALATON, HUNGARYAPPLICATION AND DETAILED INFO: www.kayakcrazy.hu/kayak-workshops/seakayak-workshops/ #kayakworkshop #paddle #seakayaking #kayaklife #kayak #kayakadventure #tengerikajak #safepaddling #kayaktrip #kayakcrazy #kayakadventures See MoreSee Less
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