Tag Archives: epic kayaks

August 06

Race Recap: Gorge Downwind Champs

The Gorge Downwind Championships has been an annual pilgrimage from its inception. It’s predecessor, the Wildside Relay, first introduced me to this downwind paradise, and I have enjoyed screaming upstream on the Columbia River in the shadow of snow capped volcanoes ever since. For 2017, the Gorge Downwind Championships would be my first “A” race […]

April 27

RACE RECAP: CAROLINA CUP

The promise of a competitive surfski field drew me to the Carolina Cup for the first time this year. Historically a huge SUP race, the 13 mile Graveyard race is quickly gaining a reputation as a fun ocean race that now had the attention of the surfski community. Surfski participation jumped from just 12 in […]

March 30

REVIEW: EPIC KAYAKS V12(2G)

I’ve been waiting on the second generation Epic Kayaks V12 for a long time. As an early adopter of the V14, I’ve loved the speed, clean lines and comfort of this speed demon, but as an inland paddler, I struggled with the stability on rough days out in the ocean. Basically, I would cross that […]

September 19

The Cough-town Showdown

Beautiful and historic Charleston again played host to a fantastic paddle sports event this past weekend. The 4th edition of the Chucktown Showdown would take us along the famous Charleston Battery, around Shutes Folly and into the heart of Charleston Harbor before returning to the start/finish line at Brittle Bank Park 9 miles later. Although […]

June 08

Paddle Bender – hotter than ever

This article was originally posted on http://www.surfskinews.com/ Mims and Dismukes Tops at Paddle Bender Temperatures were up at Dreher Island State Park’s Paddle Bender race this past weekend and with eighty paddlers and forty surfskis on the line, the competition promised to be fierce. The long course followed two four-mile trips circumnavigating around an island […]

September 23

Chucktown Showdown

Historical and beautiful Charleston, SC hosted the Chucktown Showdown this past weekend, and it was a grand display of the health of paddlesports with over 200 participants on SUP’s, surfski, outriggers and kayaks. The incredible weather only magnified the beauty of the Charleston peninsula which is best observed from the water anyway.

July 06

VIDEO: “The Gorge”

April 15

2015 Shark Bite Challenge

The 12th Annual Shark Bite Challenge is a spectacularly organized event in the Gulf waters off of Honeymoon Island State Park, Florida. The event was capped at 250 competitors challenging themselves over several distances and in a wide variety of craft including OC6, OC1, prone boards, SUP, sea kayaks and of course surfski’s. This is […]

November 12

End of Summer

Got to enjoy what may be the last of the Summer temperatures with a nice 12km paddle on Fontana Lake. The colors were amazing in the soft afternoon light.