Both Bren Orton and Adrian Mattern left school as early as they could to pursue their passion for kayaking. They were each travelling to some of the best white water in the world and seeking out ways to make it possible to fulfil their dream of being able to kayak full time. After a few years of working jobs that ranged from plumbing to grave digging, along with taking part in a few paid medical trials in pursuit of their dreams, they began attract sponsors and transgressed from “up and comers” to two of the best white-water kayakers in the world.
However, it was not until a chance trip to Norway that the two where united. Amidst pushing themselves on the water they also voiced their desire to do things better; to gather a crew that would allow them to push the sport of white water kayaking to new heights, publish only the highest quality videos and showcase the world of white water kayaking to a broader audience.
By the end of the summer they had several fledgling plans and projects as well as a name for their crew, Send. Whilst the two worked well together, they also knew they would need more members in order to make some of their projects happen.
In December 2016, Orton and Mattern teamed up with Dane Jackson and Kalob Grady on a kayaking mission to Chile. The four-man team spent three weeks chasing Chile’s biggest waterfalls and hardest rapids, all while capturing it on camera for their debut edit, “Fuego”. Dane and Kalob joined Send and the official crew was born.
Each of Send’s core riders come from different backgrounds but they are all united with a common desire; to do things bigger and better than ever before. There is no telling what the future will hold but with the talent and passion that unites this crew one thing is for certain, it is going to be big.
See you on the water,