gift guide paddle

Gifts for Bow Candy

November 21, 2019
Everyone loves taking a break from rowing. Look good sitting at the bow of a boat with the following gifts including sun protecting layers, dry bags and cases, and more.
Moose River Agar Falls CKSO

What you need to know about Moose Fest

October 18, 2019
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
North Nahanni CKS

The North Nahanni

October 16, 2019
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

In Defense of Bootie Beers

October 5, 2019
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
CR Amazing Vacations

Costa Rica Winter Paddling Paradise Vacation Giveaway

October 4, 2019
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
CKS River Trips

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Needed on a River Trip

October 2, 2019
Think you have it all for your next river trip? Think again!
CR Amazing Adventures Kayak

The Costa Rica Connection

October 1, 2019
What sets Costa Rica apart from its neighbors and the world at large?
trip TL

How to plan a river trip, and how to be a good TL

September 30, 2019
Oh man it’s about to get real… You applied for all those trips on 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.
Werner Surge

REVIEW: Werner Surge Paddle

September 19, 2019
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.

SPUD Review by Luke Cutler

September 10, 2019
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