Euro Cup Bulgaria 2023 – Struma River

Well, we can say absolutely UAU for the rafting event EXTREME EURO/BALKAN RAFTING/KAYAK CUP R4 held on 21-23.04.2023 in KRESNA GORGE, STRUMA RIVER, BULGARIA for 7th time.

And very very big thanks and applause for the awesome rafting teams and kayakers that took part in it. And all the guest, organisation, friends, volunteers..

Huge thanks for the great event, incredible emotions, many smiles and great memories!

The water level was absolutely amazing and the slalom course was really emotional!

And after 10 km of downriver through the most attractive part of the Kresna gorge all the teams finished with the legendary rapid “Kazan” (“Тhe cauldron”). Really awesome!!!!

Of course, in the evening the party was more than the expectations, with so many good vibes and smiles, fun, good music and life performance till the morning.

Also, we are glad, that we could run the judge course and have 6 new IRF judges.

After a long period without such events, thanks to your dedication, efforts and positivity, turned the competition into something much more than  a sport event, but place for meetings, collaboration, good vibrations, making all us feeling as we are at our home!

Special thanks to:

Safety and course disigher team:

Marko Polić – Croatia

Gabriel Dumitru – Romania

Kaloyan Penev

Ivaylo Kalpachki

Emil Begunov

Damian Kirilov

Judge crew:


Juri: Marina Naydenova, Raiko Valchev

Zoya Karadachka

Veronica Hristova

Nikolai Todorov

Atanas Spasov

Organisation team:

Emilia Begunova

Kaloyan Penev

Vasilena Kovacheva

Lila Vlasakova

Aleksandar Mladenov


Angel Troshanov

Milena Gogova

Stoyan Tashev

Luchezar Durev

Boika Mecheva

Reni Todorova


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And Thanks to all the Supporters: Stenata, Red Bull,@Adventuresnowfun, Adventure net,  Mares outdoor event, Red Cross, International Rafting Federation, Bulgarian Rafting Federation, competitors and volunteers, friends, and fans.

We are looking forward seeing you on the next event!!!!