News Release: US Coast Guard to Release Boating Safety App

News Release: US Coast Guard to Release Boating Safety App

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to release its first boating safety App Saturday as the kickoff to this year’s National Safe Boating Week. The Boating Safety Mobile app was not designed to replace a boater’s marine VHF radio, [...]

Epic Kayaks announces key management changes

Epic Kayaks announces key management changes

Oscar Chalupsky, one of Epic's founders and shareholders, has unexpectedly resigned and left the company; Ken Barker appointed as a Strategic Advisor.

Industry News: Level Six Enters the Stand Up Paddle Board Market

Industry News: Level Six Enters the Stand Up Paddle Board Market

Level Six—manufacturers of innovative, quality paddling gear, apparel and accessories—is excited to announce the launch of its line of stand up paddleboards (SUP’s) available in spring 2015; offering 10 models of SUP boards to choose from inclu[...]

Industry Update: Current Designs Ignite honored by OUTSIDE Gear of the Year Awards 2015

Industry Update: Current Designs Ignite honored by OUTSIDE Gear of the Year Awards 2015

Winona, MN – OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected Wenonah Canoe as an honoree of their annual Gear of the Year Award, which recognizes the best new adventure sports gear of each season after months of rigorous testing. [...]

YETI to Release Cooler with Built-in Shotgun Rack and Blender

YETI to Release Cooler with Built-in Shotgun Rack and Blender

Austin, Texas (April 1, 2015) – YETI Coolers, the brand that created and leads the premium cooler category, today introduced its latest innovation, the Ridicooler. A cooler unlike anything the market has ever seen, the new YETI Ridicooler feature[...]

Industry Update: Astral Appoints Christie Dobson VP of Sales and Marketing

Industry Update: Astral Appoints Christie Dobson VP of Sales and Marketing

March 20, 2015 – Asheville, NC – Growing at an increasingly fluid speed, aquatic footwear innovator, Astral, is jumping into the season with the introduction of a new VP of Sales and Marketing. Long-time industry sales rep and marketing maven, Ch[...]

Industry Update: Esky Coolers Earn Grizzly Bear Resistant Certification

Industry Update: Esky Coolers Earn Grizzly Bear Resistant Certification

GOLDEN, Colo. – March 25, 2015 – Boasting an unrivaled ice-retention rate and touted for overall extreme durability, the Esky Series Cooler now further solidifies its standing as the leading high-end cooler brand thanks to the recent testing and [...]

Sea Kayakers Rejoice: L.L.Bean supports Maine Island Trail with $100,000 endowment

Sea Kayakers Rejoice: L.L.Bean supports Maine Island Trail with $100,000 endowment

The Maine Island Trail Association (MITA), which oversees a 375-mile waterway for small boaters from the New Hampshire border to Canada, just got a shot in the arm from L.L. Bean. The venerable outdoor gear and apparel maker, founded in 1912 by Leon [...]

Industry News: Big Bear Paddlefest Announces New Location

Industry News: Big Bear Paddlefest Announces New Location

Big Bear Lake, California – March 22, 2015 – The eighth annual Big Bear PaddleFest has moved to a new location, event co-director Jim Dooley announced today. “We’re really excited about our move to The Pines Lakefront,” Dooley explained. [...]

Industry Update: Steve and Cindy Scherrer Join Kokatat as Ambassadors

Industry Update: Steve and Cindy Scherrer Join Kokatat as Ambassadors

ARCATA, California (March 23, 2015) – Kokatat announced today that it has teamed up with paddling industry veterans and expert instructors Steve and Cindy Scherrer and their Shellback Paddle Experience (www.shellbackpe.com). The Scherrers recently [...]

Industry News: L.L.Bean buoys Maine Island Trail with $100,000 endowment gift

Industry News: L.L.Bean buoys Maine Island Trail with $100,000 endowment gift

Press Release: FREEPORT, ME:  In 1987, long before “public/private ventures” became fashionable, L.L.Bean issued a small grant to create a Maine Island Trail Association, in partnership with the Maine Department of Conservation and the Island In[...]

KIALOA Paddles Appoints Jim Miller as Director of New Business Development

KIALOA Paddles Appoints Jim Miller as Director of New Business Development

Bend, OR – March 19, 2015 – KIALOA Paddles, building innovative SUP, Outrigger and Dragon paddles for over 24 years, today announced that Jim Miller has been named to the new position of Director of New Business Development, effective April 1[...]

Industry Updates: Jackson Kayaks Ships New Zen River Running Creekboat

Industry Updates: Jackson Kayaks Ships New Zen River Running Creekboat

Press Release Sparta, TN – A new river running creekboat hybrid from the leading whitewater manufacturer aims at delivering on the Urban Dictionary definition of its serene name. Jackson Kayak’s new Zen aims to allow paddlers to attain a “s[...]

Team Dagger’s 2015 Roster Announced

Team Dagger’s 2015 Roster Announced

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 12, 2015) – Team Dagger’s 2015 roster includes 21 top-caliber paddlers who are progressing the sport of kayaking as they explore uncharted rivers, compete in elite kayaking events, and share their passion for rivers and [...]