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The 2014 Texas Water Safari kicked off in San Marcos on Saturday.

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Michael Wooton paddles out to the river as spectators watch paddlers put their boats into the water before the start of the Texas Water Safari on Saturday. The paddlers started the 260-mile race to Seadrift at Aquarena Springs In San Marcos.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Thomas Yonley takes on the Cottonseed Rapid in his one-man kayak during the Texas Water Safari on Saturday. Yonley has a recored 17 finishes out of 17 attempts at the race.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Zolton Mraz, left, and Styles Clark, paddle their canoe down the course away from the Staples Dam after checking in at the checkpoint during the first day of the Texas Water Safari on Saturday. Mraz currently holds the record for the oldest person to finish the race at 72-years-old.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

James Ward takes off down the river with the other paddlers at the start of the Texas Water Safari Saturday at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos. About 100 boats attempted the journey this year.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Brian Frey pulls his boat down the Staples Dam at the first checkpoint of the Texas Water Safari on Saturday. Paddlers could either climb down the damn or take a set of stairs leading down to the water below from the top of the dam.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Myla Weber paddles out to her starting position after putting her boat in the water at the start of the Texas Water Safari Saturday at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos. Weber has finished three of five attempts at the safari.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Debbie Richardson, left, and Phil Bowden paddle under spectators watching from the Staples Bridge during the first day of the Texas Water Safari on Saturday. The bridge was under construction this year forcing spectators to commit to a side to watch the race.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Matt Bondurant, left, and Doug Johnson, paddle their canoe down the Cottonseed Rapid during the first day of the Texas Water Safari on Saturday. Although their boat was from Port Lavaca, purchased from a former safari participant, the two men were from Dallas and Grapevine respectively.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Gergo Perlaky, left, of Austin, takes a quick rest as his teammate Kirk Blanchard, of Austin, finishes preparing their boat for the Texas Water Safari Saturday at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos. The race was the first attempt for both of the Austinites.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Linda Hnath, of Austin, left, gives Lisa Rivera, of Austin, a hug before Rivera and her partner embarked on the Texas Water Safari at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos. Rivera's boat was named "Blood, Sweat and Beers."

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014

Participants in the 2014 Texas Water Safari set out on Saturday for their 260-mile journey from Aquarena Springs in San Marcos to the bay in Seadrift.

Published on June 14, 2014