Reed 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 unprecedented 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 Kayaks have revamped their line with the new Xceed, which combines the best characteristics of the legacy Xplore, Xcape and Xcite. The Xtra is the surf and rock hopper's dream, while the Pace 18 sets 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 make 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 of these designs is extraordinary.
Qaannat 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 (Qajaq JPN).
QajaqUSA is the official American Chapter of Qaannat Kattuffiat - the Greenland Kayak Association, with 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.
Harvey 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.
Cackle TV Productions 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 sea kayaking 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!
Rebel Kayaks produces arguably the finest composite Greenlandic kayaks available today. Designer Johan Wirsen, with his wealth of experience in small boat design, partnered with Michal Obelnicki of Aquarius Kayaks to form Rebel Kayaks. Their goal was to continue to introduce and improve Wirsen's 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!
West Coast Expeditions. Truly get away from it all! Kayak 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. WCE has been connecting people with the west coast for over 40 years, including 25 years of sea kayaking Kyuquot’s spectacular BC coastal ecosystem.
Savannah 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…
Maine Island Kayak Co. 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. 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!
Sweetwater 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 Kayaks. Proprietor Harley Lewin runs a really cool little retail space on the Portland, Maine wharf off Commercial Street. Check it out! Nanuq has Rebel kayaks in stock, Reed Chillcheater wearables, Greenland sticks and much more.