Sponsors

Reed ChillcheaterReed Chillcheater garments are popular worldwide, providing protection and warmth so you can concentrate on having fun. Reed sells to a wide range of people who enjoy outdoor activities whether it be paddling, skiing, swimming, etc. Their clothing is now well known for its durability and excellence and has been recognized by explorers, instructors, film crews, superstars, Royalty, Olympic teams, ocean swimmers, Emergency Services, special-needs swimmers, surfers, kayakers, divers, allergy sufferers and the folks at your local club! Most of their products are made in-house, allowing Reed to offer an unprecendented pre-sales and after-sales service to each of their customers, a dialogue that we continue to value greatly. As Reed would say, "You are the ones who give us our best ideas!"


Tiderace Sea KayaksThe Tiderace Sea Kayaks range of kayaks are roughly grouped into three design families of Touring, Play and Racing. The Xplore series and Xcape series in the touring group, the Xcite series, the Xtra, and Xtreme in the play group, with Pace 18 setting a new standard in Racing kayaks. Designed by Aled Williams, we believe that these kayak are the finest hardshell laminate kayaks on the planet. They feature Tiderace Core Technology – Performance laminates that give significantly stronger, stiffer and lighter kayaks, far exceeding the typical industry standard. At every turn, the attention to construction detail is second to none, and the seaworthiness iof these designs is extraordinary.


Friends

Qaannat KattuffiatQaannat Kattuffiat The Greenland Kayaking Association is a Greenland-based organization that is dedicated to keeping the traditional kayaking skills alive. This includes rolling, paddling techniques, qajaq building, tuilik-making and other aspects of the Greenland kayaking culture. The Qaannat Kattuffiat holds regular training camps where this knowledge is shared, and an annual championship. Today there are approximately 25 local Greenland "qajaq" clubs affiliated with Qaannat Kattuffiat. There is also a chapter in Copenhagen (Qajaq Copenhagen) , United States (Qajaq USA), and Japan (QajaqJPN)


Qajaq USAQajaqUSA is the official American Chapter of Qaannat Kattuffiat - the Greenland Kayak Association. Members world-wide. QajaqUSA is one of only three affiliated "Qajaq" clubs outside of Greenland. Most homeland "Qajaq" clubs are scattered among the small villages of Greenland and are a major impetus in keeping the local kayaking traditions alive. We have both been privileged to mentor at many QajaqUSA sanctioned events, including Delmarva Paddlers Retreat, the first exclusively Greenland-Style training event outside Greenland.

 


Kayaks of GreenlandHarvey Golden is national treasure! His latest project is the Lincoln Street Kayak & Canoe Museum of indigenous watercraft replicas. Harvey's work has been an inspiration to many of us in the kayaking community. His comprehensive tome on the craft of the Greenland sealcatchers, aptly named KAYAKS OF GREENLAND is an in-depth study of the construction, design, variation, and evolution of the Greenlandic hunting kayak. The spectrum of kayak forms from Greenland are linked and analyzed within a changing cultural and climatic context. BTW, this superb resource is available in our store!

 


Cackle TVCackleTV was created by Justine Curgenven to combine her professional television background with her love of kayaking and the outdoors. Justine has successfully pioneered a new genre of adventure seakayaking films – the inspirational ‘This is the Sea’ series features talented paddlers, some of the world’s most beautiful paddling destinations and cutting edge expeditions. The films are shot with a kayak mounted camera system which captures warts-and-all action in often challenging conditions. Justine’s films have been shown on the National Geographic Channel & BBC Wales, and have won awards at prestigious film festivals such as Banff Mountain Film Festival and Kendal Mountain Film Festival. Kayak Ways and Justine collaborated on "This is the Roll! 1 & 2", her first instructional DVD. She is currently currently enjoying guiding groups all over the planet!

 


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Rebel Kayak  produces arguably the finest composite Greenlandic kayaks available today. Designer Johan Wirsenhas a wealth of experience in small boat design and has formed a partnership withMichal Obelnicki of Aquarius Kayaks to establish Rebel Kayaks, with the goal of continuing to introduce and improve his growing line of hard chined kayaks for the world market. We're particularly big fans of the Ilaga and have been honored to develop, design, and perfect the new Naja!

 


osprey.jpgOsprey Sea & Surf Kayak Adventures This is Carl and Sam Ladd's cool and quirky water op. They offer topnotch Sea Kayaking, Surf Kayaking & SUP Instruction, Tours, Rentals, Sales & Service. Stop by the shop in Westport, Massachusettts to check out our selection of new & used Kayaks, SUP’s, and paddling accessories. We make a point of doing trad skill sessions with them at every opportunity! “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” winner in the May/June 2012 Travel Guide to New England, Yankee Magazine. By the way, their composites repair service is second to none! If you have a collection of dings and starbursts, drop 'em a line. You won't be disappointed!


WCE_Logo_Horizontal_rev.jpgWest Coast Expeditions Truly get away from it all!, kayaking in Kyuquot, off the beaten path! Experience the joy, wonder, and diversity of a remote Vancouver Island adventure destination, rich in marine biology and aboriginal cultural interactions. Join WCE on Spring Island for professionally guided sea kayaking, old-growth forest walks, shoreline hikes, and diverse wildlife viewing. Have a uniquely flexible, fun, and refreshing Canadian ecotourism vacation!  WCE have been connecting people with the west coast for over 40 years, including 25 years of sea kayaking Kyuquot's spectacular BC coastal ecosystem. Kayak Ways is offering a week of raditional paddling skills in association with WCE in late July 2017! Check out the dates on our itinerary!


SCK.jpegSavannah Canoe & Kayak Nigel and Kristin Law run the hippest watersports shop on the East Coast! Canoes, boards, squirt and long boats, and everything in between. Around every corner of the shop there's a sweet surprise and there are chairs where you can settle in and absorb the water-borne atmosphere.They are also, just saying, a Tiderace Sea Kayak dealer of long standing...

 


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Maine Island Kayak Company Tom Bergh has been spearheading an expansive and informative kayak service, whether you are interested in courses, education, or gear & outfitting. MIKCO continues to help others explore 'kayaking' in the best spirit of the word. We're fortunate to offer a course at Peaks once a year and doubly fortunate to help introduce demo opportunities of Tiderace Kayaks at the MIKCO Beachfront on Peaks. Just a ferry ride away from downtown Portland, you can taste a bit of Island life in the bargain. Look 'em up, you'll be happy you did!

 

 


sweetwaterlogo.jpegSweetwater Kayaks If you want to play on the water, Russell Farrow and friends are your gateway to the Central Gulf Coast of Florida, and beyond. Checking out their collection of Kayaks is an amazing experience. I don't know anywhere in America that has a better selection of watercraft of every persuasion, as long as you are interested in powering it with your own muscles, it's good! And by the way, that includes Tiderace and Rebel kayaks, both of which we are helping stock.


nanuq.pngNanuq Kayaks Proprietor Harley Lewin has just opened a really cool little retail space on the Portland Maine wharf off Commercial Street. Check it out! Nanuq has NDK, Tiderace, and Rebel kayaks in stock. Reed Chillcheater wearables, euro blades and Greenland sticks, and much more. Every week, something new is happening.

 

 

 


New York Kayak Co. New York Kayak Company is conveniently located on Pier 40 in Manhattan's Hudson River Park. They have been in business since 1994. NYKC is a small company with a narrow focus: they are journeyman BCU certified sea kayakers that guide kayak adventures, teach sea kayaking, manage a kayak club, and sell kayaks, paddles and gear. They have also developed a Stand Up Paddleboard curriculum and they sell SUP boards, gear and accessories. NYKC offers their customers a thoughtful selection of high quality gear, apparel, and accessories, along with timely delivery and competitive pricing.