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Whitewater is officially coming to Iowa. Thanks to industry-leading river park design firm Recreation Engineering and Planning (REP), Charles City, Iowa, is celebrating the grand opening of Iowa’s first-ever whitewater park on July 29-30, 2011.
For more than 40 years Kokatat has been manufacturing the world’s finest paddling gear in Arcata, California. Kokatat’s hands-on approach to manufacturing has allowed the company to provide superior service by being able to quickly respond to market demands and keep a close watch on product quality.
The ESKA is proud to announce a partnership with Valley Kayaks for the upcoming 2011 World Championships of Surf Kayaking. The brand that is so well known for it’s broad range of composite and polyethylene sea kayaks is also a major player in the performance surf category.
Paddling enthusiasts are preparing for the sixth annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival along the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, in Southwest Florida, Nov. 3-6. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for 2011, this festival has much to offer for paddling and nature lovers.
Wilderness Systems and Adventure Technology Sponsor First-Ever Circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island
The ESKA is proud to announce that Shred Ready is sponsoring the 2011 World Championships of Surf Kayaking. “Seeing the World Championships coming to the Outer Banks is really exciting. Our involvement in the event comes with the same passion we extend to all disciplines of kayaking,” says Tom Sherburne, owner and founder of Shred Ready.
Cody Howard and company recently returned from their tour of Japan, knocking off a few firsts in north-central Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture, located on the main island of Honshu, an area hit hardest by the devastating March earthquake and Tsunami. This C&K exclusive preview takes you to the stunning drops tucked deep in the heart of […]
This review is featured in the June 2011 issue of Canoe & Kayak magazine, now on newsstands. Look at seals. They know how to enjoy themselves. Swimming in the northern Baja surf, they could have cared less about tracking, hull speed or covering miles. They were perfectly content to play in the rocks and eat […]
Family friendly fun kayak DELSYK NIFTY 430 ($1,249 w/skeg, $1,299 w/rudder, in roto-molded polyethylene, delsyk.com) L: 14″; W: 24″; 58 lbs., also in a smaller 385 model The Nifty’s ultra-stable double-chine hull and extra-large cockpit are perfect for beginners, and an absolute blast for advanced paddlers. That doesn’t mean it can’t perform in the rough […]
Ocean playboat P&H DELPHIN 155 RM ($1,799 in roto-molded polyethylene, phseakayaks.com) L: 15.5′; W: 22.5″; 58 lbs. The British design philosophy: You need speed to play. This tenet rings true for the Brit-made Delphin, the popular new plastic cousin to P&H’s composite Aires. “We wanted this boat to handle like a traditional sea kayak on […]
Rocking touring boat DELTA 15.5 Expedition ($2,300 in thermoformed plastic, deltakayaks.com) L: 15’6″; W: 24.5″; 54 lbs., also in a smaller Sport model Delta is known for producing user-friendly sea kayaks. So, we took one of their 15.5s, what Delta calls the “mini-van” of its fleet, into the meat of the surf break. The tested […]