Thursday, April 30, 2009
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
The Xcite is designed as a fast yet maneuverable coastal touring kayak.
At home playing in rough water, equally comfortable carving turns through rock gardens, the Xcite has ample storage for week long trips. Its high stability and quick turning response make this boat a joy for those paddlers looking to improve their skills and take on advanced conditions.
This kayak should fit paddlers 5’ 4” to 6’ 2”, capable of week long expeditioning, be stable and responsive in rough conditions, set new performance levels for playing on the sea.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Tips for green living at home, work, and play
Links to state and federal tax credits
Articles about environmental issues and sustainability
Educational links for kids, parents and educators
Calendar of green events
Information on local recycling centers and organizations
Additional sites in Nashville, TN, Charlotte, N.C., Columbia, S.C., the Hudson Valley, Coastal S.C. and GA are slated to be up by the end of 2009. Co-founder Libby Bacon states, "We hope to not only be a resource for the green consumer, but also become a resource for local businesses in these areas that want to implement more sustainable practices in the workplace." Libby feels extremely fortunate to have partnered with internet marketing company Radius Media Group, which specializes in niche marketing.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Island Waveskis is hosting a spring waveski contest
this Saturday, April 25 - 26 2009.
Contest site is Cocoa Beach, Florida.
All levels of surfers are welcome to attend. Come on down and have a great time!
Some of the Savannah Beach Surf Team are heading down to the event, so we will get a full report on Monday!
Here's a picture of Kristin nailing her chicken leg roll!
For more info contact Roy at..
3220 S. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
Open 7 days a week
Monday, April 20, 2009
This was our ninth visit to the East Coast Kayak Festival but this year we shared a booth with Randall Henriksen of the New York Kayak Company. Randall is responsible for introducing Tiderace Kayaks to the United States and has asked us to be the Southeast dealer and demo center. We were more than pleased to handle such a great lineup of surfing sea kayaks that highly compliment our line of surf kayaks. Back in February we planned to showcase the boats at Charleston were we would be able to receive feedback from top coaches and the local paddling community alike. And by all accounts the Tiderace boats were the hottest thing at the show. There are currently four boats in the Tiderace range, all of which are from the same genes (the Xcite) but all have thier own character. There are no 'LV's' here.
Comfortable, quick, highly maneuverable, well put together and aesthetically hot were comments we heard time and again form top coaches such as Dale Williams, Karen Knight, Brian Smith, Jean Totz and Danny Mongo. Other local paddlers compared the Tiderace Excite to a Greenlander Pro crossed with and Anas Acuta and mated with an Explorer. Of course, this was only on the pond and the boats are designed as surf and tidal race play boats. The real test will come on the ocean where extensive sea trails will soon be taking place off Tybee Island.
Other things at the show of note were the new Nigel Foster Whiskey boat, a very maneuverable surf style sea kayak that looks like a lot of fun in the waves. P&H have finally cracked it with a small persons sea kayak...the Cetus Lv, a very maneuverable and fast touring boat. The weather was great, as was it to see all the familiar faces, to hang out and shoot the doodoo. Thanks to all the Savannah crew who stopped by.We'll see you at the beach.
Tiderace Excite, Excite S and Explore S are now availble to demo at SC&K and we are now taking orders for June/July delivery. Full prices and details will be added to the website in the next few days.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Be green, Save Green.
-Educational exhibits demonstrating low-cost environmental tips
-Free classes including composting, green parenting, and building a rain barrel
-Free prizes including an Earth Machine outdoor compost system, a kitchen compost worm bin stocked with red wrigglers, and a rain barrel
-Free live entertainment and performances-- all using solar-powered amplification systems.
The Festival will come to a close with the Earth Day Savannah Wheelie Community Bike Ride. This evenly-paced ride, open to all bicyclists, leaves from Forsyth Park at 3 p.m. and winds its way through downtown to end at Blowin' Smoke BBQ on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Sounds like a hoot !
For more green initiatives in Savannah check out Libby Bacon's Green Savannah site.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
We will be sharing the booth with New York Kayak Company. So stop by to see the latest and best of composite manufacturing and designs in the paddle sports world today.
Monday, April 13, 2009
"He was a nice, young fellow, and he got along with everybody," his mother, Susie Davis, recalled Tuesday evening.
Ling, a ninth-grader at Groves High School, was with three friends when he drifted under the cold, choppy water Monday afternoon. The group had waded toward land from a sandbar, according to a Tybee Island police report of the incident.
Ling yelled as he sank. He never resurfaced.
"He was a very smart child - he stayed to himself and didn't bother anyone," said Kimberly Davis, the boy's aunt. "
Survivors include a brother, 10, and a sister, 12. Funeral arrangements are pending.
It was Rashad's first visit to the beach.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The youngster was on a sandbar near Little Tybee Island with at least three other teenagers shortly before 3 p.m. when he vanished as the incoming tide rolled ashore, said Tybee Island Fire Chief Skip Sasser. "
It's an all too familiar story.
And it's often local kids that are getting into trouble in a place they should know very well to be unstable, dangerous.
Yesterday, at 3pm was mid tide...maximum flood. The water is rising at nearly two feet per hour.
On the back deck of my kayak, on several occasions, I have assisted people 'off' the sand bars because they were unable to swim back to Tybee. In fact, about two years ago, during a private kayak lesson myself and my client shuttled a group of six teenagers between sand bars. Even the Lifeguards were unable to reach them due to the strength of the current. They were exhausted, freaked out and completely unable to swim across the strong tidal waters.
They were all from Savannah and kayaks saved their lives that day.
Let's face it, its a long way to Little Tybee across the delta which is basically the sea bed. At first the tide moves back in slowly and little change seems to take place. But after two hours the current speed really kicks in and the sea quickly reclaims the sand bars that literally dissolve under foot.
I grew up by the seaside in a place not too dissimilar to Savannah.
My father told me that if I walked around the headland at low tide I would not be able to get back and would need to be rescued or would drown.
He was serious. I was made aware of tides, currents and the constant cycle and change of the coastal environment.
SC&K sends condolences to the boys family at this tragic time.
Hopefully other families will learn from it.
Coming soon....Kayaker Lost off Tybee - boat and paddler poorly equipped for ocean environment....
or, possibly... Kayaker Saves Life.