Miscellaneous

Dock Olympics 2013

This years Dock Olympics had 6 wonderful contestants despite poor weather. These contestants participated in 4 different challenges. The slalom, kids boat rescue, stand up paddle board race, and the kayak drop. They are judged and timed for each event.

This years winners:
1st Keith Kuntz
Tied for 2nd and 3rd are Reuben Schleiger & Luca Lezzi



Rental Equipment

Mountain Bike Rental

Raleigh Talus 4.0
The Talus line brings unmatched value with exceptional performance. Featuring an updated, 6061 aluminum frame the fit of the bike is better than ever and it’s lighter too. You’ll find sturdy double wall rims on the Talus 4.0 which keep the wheels straighter for longer. Powerful Tektro Mechanical disc brakes stopping on a dime is no problem. Wherever your path takes you The Talus 4.0 is up to the challenge.
 

Single Kayak Rental

Necky Eskia
The Necky Eskia is one of our favorite single rental kayaks. This kayak is extremely stable and easy to handle. It has bow and stern bulkheads with hatches. It Also comes with a rudder system with adjustable foot pedals.

Necky Kyook
The Necky Kyook is the work horse of our rental fleet. This kayak is very stable with a wide beam and easy to handle. It has bow and stern bulkheads with hatches. It Also comes with a rudder system with adjustable foot pedals.


 

Double Kayak Rental

Necky Amaruk
The Necky Amaruk is a tried and true tandem sea kayak. With Bow and Stern bulkheads and hatches makes this kayak very sea worthy. Stern cockpit has foot pedals for rudder control.


 

Premium Offsite Kayak Rentals

Please call or email us to reserve premium kayaks.
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Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals

Surftech Softop
Surftech’s legendary Softop construction has earned a loyal following with proven performance and value. Softops are safe, easy to own and maintain and provide you with a versatile board whether you ride waves, paddle for fitness or explore nature with your family in a favorite waterway.

Amundson Cross 11
The Cross 11 is an exciting new design that truly bridges the gap in all around boards. Flat-water or waves, it can do it all. At 178 liters, it is big enough to carry most adults up to 200 pounds.


 

Personal Flotation Device Rental

Lotus Lola
The Lotus Lola Personal Flotation Device is an excellent PFD with multiple features. This is a Coast Guard approved type 3 PFD. Has a front storage pocket and multiple straps. We offer this PFD rental in all sizes.


 

Drysuit Rentals

Palm Aleutian Drysuit

The Palm Aleutian Drysuit is a fantastic expedition suit. Rear entry with a T-Zipper. Spray skirt tube and relief zipper. Reflective hood and booties to keep your feet warm.


 

Snowshoe Rentals

MSR Evo Snowshoes

The MSR Evo Snowshoes are a fun way to get out during the winter. These snowshoes have great traction and are adjustable to any size.

 

Paddle Kitsap 2013 Trip Report

A few words to describe this years Paddle Kitsap, fun, anticipation, unpredictable weather… Downward Dog? This two day event that we host every year has its daily challenges and pleasures. This year we paddled from Silverdale Water Front Park to Downtown Poulsbo with an overnight at Illahee State Park.

With every paddling trip, weather is always a factor. The night before the paddle, we had a horrendous lightning storm. Many of us were concerned of the potential cancellation of the trip. After hours of terrible weather, the lightning subsided and left our concerns at ease.

On Saturday morning paddlers started showing up in droves. With about 25 kayaks and one stand up paddleboard on the beach, we were ready to begin. Our program director, Spring Courtright, gave her safety talk and our owner, John Kuntz, gave a speech about Paddle Kitsap and the newly established Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail. By 9:30 we were on the water with a five mile paddle to Lions Park ahead. Faced with a headwind, we still made great time, but our stand up paddle boarder was faced with a challenging first five miles but he powered through those tough winds.

At Lions Park, our food coordinator, Katie Savage, had lunch waiting for us. After the first half of the paddle we were all starving. With an assortment of sandwiches, fruit, chips, etc, we fueled up as much as we could.

For the second half of our paddle to Illahee State Park we had the tide on our side and we were cruising. After we passed a Bald Eagle feasting on the beach and Harrison Hospital’s annual party at Bremerton’s Evergreen Park, we rounded Point Herron and started to head north. The wind was behind us and in no time we were there and ready to set up camp.

For dinner we had pulled pork tacos and beer. We stayed up sharing kayak stories, life experiences and potential future paddling trips.

The next morning, Katie had breakfast waiting for us when we woke up. We had french toast, muffins, fruit, and most importantly… coffee. We were on the water by 9:30 again and had another five miles to Brownsville Marina.

With a relaxing paddle, we made great time and had a chance to take a break at the Brownsville Marina. We all decided that we needed to do some stretching before the next leg of our journey, so we agreed to try some yoga. Most of us had little to no experience with stretching, much less yoga. Needless to say we all had a good laugh and were able to limber up in the process.

Back on the water, our next destination was Keyport for lunch. Staying clear of the military base, we were there in no time. Katie again had food waiting for us and the general store where we ate gave us free ice cream and beer. The owner was very gracious. After relaxing for over an hour, we were ready for the last leg of our journey. Poulsbo was right around the corner with only a few miles left. Passing under the marina docks and seeing baby seals, we were finally at our destination.

After a wonderful two days of paddling and getting to know our fellow paddlers, we cannot wait until next year’s event. Please share this event with your friends and family and come join in on the fun next year!

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