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Whitewater Kayaking

Whitewater paddlers need gear that is rugged, durable and reliable. That is why we carry a large selection of whitewater kayak gear that will not only last but will perform. Find gear from top manufactures available with expert advice, so shop with confidence and take advantage of our over 30 years of experience.

 

Paddles

Whitewater kayak paddles need to be durable, and that is why we only carry whitewater paddles from Werner. Designed and handcrafted by paddlers, for paddlers, Werner Whitewater Kayak Paddles are available in a huge variety of materials and configurations to suit your needs.  Whether you are a river runner, play boater or just getting into whitewater kayaking you can find a whitewater kayak paddle here that can be customized just for you.







Spray Skirts

Whitewater spray skirts from Snap Dragon, Seals and Immersion Research are built to be rugged, durable and long lasting.  Whitewater spray skirts can come equipped with a bungee or a rand to secure the skirt to the kayak and vary in thickness and elasticity to increase or decrease the amount of stretch. Let us know if you have questions regarding configuration or sizing, (360) 297-4659 we are here to help!






Life Jackets

Whitewater kayakers and some Sea Kayakers have a different set of needs and demands when it comes to their PFD / Life Jacket.  Typically a whitewater life jacket is cut to allow for greater range of motion and built to be tough to withstand the rigors of paddling in a dynamic environment.

The most important part of selecting a whitewater kayak PFD is fit and comfort. That is why we carry whitewater PFD's from top manufacturers: Kokatat, Astral, Stohlquist and NRS. These companies know whitewater kayaking and the PFD's they create offer the best comfort, durability and available storage on the market

Whitewater Rescue Life Jackets are built with durable materials and constructed to withstand the demands of rescue and recovery.







Safety and Rescue

"Live to play another day!" We carry a selection of safety equipment for Sea kayakers, whitewater kayakers and stand up paddleboarders. All available with expert advice and on water insight. Gives us a call with questions (360) 297-4659., we use this stuff!







Helmets

If you plan to paddle your SUP, kayak or raft on whitewater or in the surf, you should definitely look for a quality kayak helmet before launching. A good solid kayak helmet will protect you from many dangers. Kayaking helmets are probably the most important piece of gear you can buy. You want something that is comfortable, but strong, and will not move around on your head. There are three main kayak helmet configurations available to stand-up paddlers, kayakers and rafters. The most common are open face helmets that come in either the half-cut or full-cut configuration. Half-cut kayak helmets sit above the ears providing good protection for the skull as well as good drainage. Full-cut kayak helmets come down over the ears providing additional protection and insulation. Whichever you choose, just make sure to get the best kayak helmet you can afford.





Once you decide that whitewater kayaking is for you, you will need to start the process of weeding through all of the available gear out there. It is our goal to provide you with some basic information and let you take it from there. Read More
As you may already know there are an array of different skirts out there that range greatly in price form and function. This article will give you some basic information that will hopefully aid you as you consider what is best for you and your needs Read More
When choosing a whitewater paddle your considerations are going to be a bit different than they would be if you were choosing a flat water paddle.  A whitewater paddle needs to be strong, durable and performance oriented.  In this discussion we are not only going to talk about using the paddles in the river but also in the surf and dynamic coastal environments such as tidal rapids.  Many paddlers use whitewater paddles for these “other” application because of their strength and rugged construction. Read More