Monday, August 29, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Folly Beach Surf Comp and Team Trials

The Team trials for the US East Surf kayak team will take place on September 10&11.
Running simultaneously with his event will be an open paddle surf competition. Categories will include S.O.T and Sea Kayak, as well as the usual short and long boat surf categories.
All the information is here...
As you can see, the team needs some help and definitely an injection of new blood.
so, for a good time and a change of scenery lets go hit Folly Beach.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Go Pro Camera Systems Coming to SC+K

Having our own in-house advertising and video production division at SC+K it was just a matter of time before we hooked up with the pros... the GoPros, that is
The magic little cameras and a complete line of accessories will soon be available at the shop. Order yours now and save.
Record up to 2.5 hours on a single charge and up to 9 hours total on a 32GB SD card.

GoPro’s HD Helmet HERO is the world’s highest performance wearable 1080p HD video and still photo camera. Professional quality 1080p / 960p / 720p HD resolutions record at 30 and 60 frames per second (60 fps in 720p).
Shoots 5MP still photographs at 2/5/10/30 or 60 second intervals
Waterproof to 180’ / 60m, shockproof, and protected from rocks and other hazards thanks to its removable polycarbonate housing. Replacement housings and lens kits are available.
Loads of different mounts...head mounts, boat mounts, board mounts, paddle could probably even use one for 'in the field' laproscopic surgery !
So strap one on and see what real life looks like on TV !

Saturday, August 20, 2011

SC+K Official Sponsor for World Kayak Champs

Savannah Canoe and Kayak are very pleased to be involved with bringing the World Surf Kayak Championships to the east coast of the USA this year.

Check out he latest updates and new on the 2011 World Surf Kayak Championships here

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Guide and Instructor Training Coming in the Fall

Sea kayak season begins in earnest next month and our guide training programs will step up a notch. To kick off the program we are pleased to announce the return to local paddle sports of Instructor Trainer Educator, Dale Williams.
After a 5 year 'non compete' agreement with SKG, the highly skilled Big Daddy Williams is ready to take the driving seat once more.
To celebrate we have asked Williams to teach a Level 2 IDW....well, we figured we'd wind him slowly.
The 2 day class promises to be a very high quality L2 and will be assisted by Steve Braden and Nigel Law.
To view the full syllabus and eligibility criteria go here..

Monday, August 15, 2011

Army Vs Navy.

True to their roots of style and function in tight quarters, the US Navy has endorsed the use of minimalist or barefoot footwear. This is in contrast to the US Army, which recently banned the wearing of Vibram Fivefingers with the PT uniform.


Well hello, Sailor !

Lumpy Paddler & Paddles at SC+K

Completing our selection of fine paddling instruments, the first batch of Lumpy Paddles will be arriving at the shop later this week.
We are excited to be able to offer these beautiful custom speciality paddles.
And to celebrate the moment and answer any questions about his paddles, or building your own Greenland paddle, Bill Bremmer will be here in person.
From 6-7 pm on this coming Friday, Gentleman Bill will be available for a Q&A on the ins and outs of Greenland sticks, their creation and use.

Where. At the Shop
When. Friday 19th Aug, 6-7pm
What. Greenland style paddles

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Outdoor News This Week

Starting out as a dream on the banks of Western North Carolina’s Green River Narrows in 1999, Liquid Logic Kayaks
will soon be available on the show room floor at SC+K.
As well as making the most comfortable seat ever in a kayak, these dudes are full of innovation. Their SUP board, the Versa, paddles from a sitting position ! Awesome...finally, we can paddle stand up sitting down !
And how long have we been paddling Valley Kayaks ?
Finally, finally... Valley Kayaks are coming to SC+K...ORSM.
Stay tuned for more on this.

The new rage sweeping the US currently are Flash Robs.
Rather than putting on a well planned, spontaneous show of song and dance,
the crooked thinking douche bags are meeting en mass at the Patagonia/North Face store and doing a 'grab and go' en mass.
Although this act is nothing new in the UK, where they call it 'steaming', the use of texting and social media (anti-social media) to facilitate the robberies is.

Vibram 5 Fingers have been banned by the US Army. Apparently it was becoming a little embarrassing for the world's most well equipped military force to be training in 'monkey shoes'. No shit !

And finally. SPOT connect, the personal satellite location electronics Co are upgrading their system with 24 new satellites.
You will be able to download an App and use your cell phone as a satellite phone, and update your facebook page from any where in the world.
'Day 73-mid ocean. Kippers for breakfast.'
And the old 24 satellites...well, they will be pushed into a higher earth orbit and become space junk..out of sight, out of mind.
Unlike this.
When the ice caps melt, will you know what your 'friends' had for breakfast ?

Keep it real, boys and girls.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Used Sea Kayaks for Sale

Ready to surf and play..
$1795..kitted out.

Island Kayaks QuaarSut
A classic Greenland design sea kayak in excellent condition.

P&H Vela..$1000.
Yellow over White. Great start up boat.
Photo coming soon.

When the Tsunami hits will you know how to kayak ?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tonite - Paddler Social

This months lecture was cancelled and in it's place we are having an informal social meet up. All are welcome.

Don't worry if you do not have a dish to bring.
Come by anyway. Beer in the fridge. Charts on the table.
6.30 - 8pm.