Update from Moose Fest 2019: Alert! This massive tree has been swept below Folwerville Falls and into the Bottom Moose. We have no idea where it is. Local Boater knowledge says it’ll probably get stuck above or below funnel, but this could be extremely dangerous in any number of places. Yet another reason to use… View Article
Blog written by Matthew Klema #teambeer “The North Nahanni? That should be a nice float trip, are you bringing sea kayaks?” This exemplified the reaction upon informing other kayakers that we were headed to this river. Given that this is a significant drainage, in a large mountain range just outside a UNESCO World Heritage site… View Article
One of the first things I learned about whitewater kayaking culture when I started to get into the sport 5 years ago was that if you swim on the river, tradition compels you to drink a beer out of your bootie/paddling shoe (or your primary rescuer’s bootie, depending on the crew and the amount of… View Article
Because we love our customers we want to send one lucky kayaker on a dream vacation this winter. Our friends at Amazing Vacations Costa Rica have teamed up with us to bring one lucky person an incredible winter paddling experience in the warm rivers of Costa Rica. CKS has partnered with Amazing Vacations Costa Rica… View Article
Think you have it all for your next river trip? Think again!
What sets Costa Rica apart from its neighbors and the world at large?
Oh man it’s about to get real… You applied for all those trips on Recreation.gov because your friends begged you to and you actually won a permit. First off, take a moment to be stoked, because the odds are getting worse and worse every year for getting a private permit. Some rivers, like the Selway or Yampa Canyon have about a 2% success rate.
The Surge offers a racing blade that can take a beating. The fiberglass makes it great for paddling anything from big water to low volume creeking.
AIRE’s SPUD is a full blown playboat. It is great for SUPers who want to kayak and catch waves on the fly. It can, and will, surf everything. For not being a hardboat, this inflatable shreds right off the bat. Wearing the thigh straps is a must to really edge it. Over the summer, I’ve… View Article
Stephanie Kasun, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is a true go-getter. In the late summer and early fall, she hammering the uphills on Emerald Mountain and bombing, at full speed, back downtown. In the winter, she’s fully immersed in the white room. Whether it’s waking up at 6:30 am to be the first making turns in… View Article