Extreme professional Kayaker

Nouria Newman

Kayaker racing through torrents


Nouria Newman is a young French kayaker who practices slalom and extreme kayaking.

An inexhaustible athlete, she is internationally known for her expeditions on hostile and natural rivers. In 2014, she was the first woman to descend the Grand Canyon of the Stikine River, whose rapids are among the most difficult and dangerous in the world. Intrepid and eager for new experiences, in 2018 she ventured into the Himalayas for a 375km solo descent of the Tsarap and Zanskar rivers. In 2019, during her trip to Patagonia with renowned kayakers Ben Stookesberry and Eric Boomer, she achieved several world first descents! At the beginning of 2021, Nouria went to Ecuador to scout for an expedition. She passed a 31-metre waterfall, the Don Wilo waterfall, thus breaking the women's world record.

Committed, she participates in 2013 and 2019 in development actions to teach children to kayak in Morocco, Argentina and Iran.
Nouria also holds a Master's degree in journalism from Sciences Po Toulouse, a unique athlete, committed, very humble and always ready to take on the craziest challenges.


2022 - 2022-Release of the documentary WILD WATERS by David Arnaud, who immersed himself in Nouria‘s life for two years to retrace her journey.
From her beginnings to the preparation and realization of her world record in Ecuador last year, relive the life and choices of Nouria.
2021 - Best woman Paddler of the Year Award for the 5th consecutive
2017 - GoPro Mountain Games first place
World champion in extreme Kayak
2016 - World vice champion in extreme kayak
2014 - World Slalom Championships gold medal in K1 Team
2013 - World Slalom Championships silver