We got back to the US in early March and, after a 6 week skiing hiatus, we are stoked to get back on the water! It’s spring time, the rivers are running and we can’t wait to get back in the routine of paddling everyday.
And, to help you get your spring-time kayaking stoke on, we are doing another summer giveaway; but this year it’s even bigger and better. We have over 40 prizes to GIVE AWAY TO YOU!
We want to you to be just as happy as Chris is in this photo–and you know new kayaking gear makes you happy! So, to get your entry in, visit us at
What can you win? A one-week trip to Ecuador with SWA, a Jackson Villain, a Werner paddle, so much stuff from Sweet Protection I don’t know where to start (1 of 2 helmets, Shambala shorts, gear bag, beanies, t-shirts…), an IR semi-dry top, 1 of 2 IR Thin Skins, 1 of 10 subscriptions to Kayak Session Magazine, Smith sunglasses, 1 of 15 copies of Wildwater, NRS pogies, NRS Attack shoes, NRS straps, a $50 gift certificate to Colorado Kayak Supply, 1 of 2 Snap Dragon spray skirts, 1 of 2 SWA hoodies, 1 of 2 SWA hats.
We drew our 1st winner on May 1st and the lucky guy was Trevyn from North Carolina. He’s taking home an IR Thin Skin and a copy of Wildwater. The Thin Skin is roughly 30% bamboo blended fiber- which allows this rash guard/layer to breathe exceptionally well- and keeps the funky mildew smell, that is usually associated with paddling gear, to a minimum! The long sleeve version of the Thin Skin would be a perfect layer to bring to Ecuador on your paddling vacation!
Wildwater, by Forge Motion Pictures, has won 8 awards SO FAR and is a beautiful film about kayaking. It features Ecuador, the North Fork Payette at 8,000+ CFS, the Grand Canyon, and Yule Creek. If watching this movie doesn’t make you want to go kayaking, I don’t know what will. Even if you don’t win a copy, you’ve gotta check it out–it’s amazing.
Our next drawing is May 15th. The winner will get a 1-year subscription to Kayak Session Magazine and a $50 gift certificate to Colorado Kayak Supply (CKS). Kayak Session is the premier international kayaking magazine. Checking out the amazing photos in this mag and reading the articles will have you fired up for sure. CKS is an great paddling shop with pretty much everything you might want and need for a day out on the river. Don’t worry, you don’t have to live in Colorado to use their gift certificate, they have a full online store as well! If you are in Colorado May 27th-29th, be sure to check out the CKS PaddleFest in Buena Vista, CO.
And, while you are having fun in the sun this spring, remember that you can do the same in January if you come visit us in Ecuador!
All photos (besides the last 2) are compliments of Todd Gilman–thanks Todd for the awesome photos!