Friday, October 28, 2011

Camping Gear at the Store this Winter

It has been said that we do like to go camping. It is true...and we are very interested in new products that make our little adventures more comfortable.
I have been using an Exped tent for several years and love it. We took a bunch of their gear to India last winter and loved it all. In the shop we carry several varieties of their dry bags, the 7.5 air matress and the ever useful, multi functioning Multi Mats.
Also new in the shop is the M-Kettle. Designed and made in great Britain ( who else makes kettles) The M kettle is a water boiling device powered by burning natural raw materials in a seperate lower chamber. We have not field tested it yet, but it looks and sounds good. We have a few overnighters in the works, as well as an extended canoe adventure in January and will put this device to the test. Another product of interest is the Kupilka table wear. Made from natural composite fiber material, this nordic dinner set makes for a pleasing aesthetic once the vitalls come out. The cup is very cool and can be attached to your belt with a tether. Very Norse.
Stop in the shop and have a closer look at these nifty little'll not see them everyday.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Win A Body Boat Blade DVD

Prizes for the Jam continue to stack up.
Shawna and Leon of Body Boat Blade have just put together this fine informational documentary on Sea Kayak Rescues. We have copies in the shop for sale at $25, but will be raffling 1 off on Saturday to Surf Jame contestants.
Looks like a cold front will pass through this weekend causing temps to drop and winds to blow on shore. So, we will get some waves for Saturday, but all contestants should be prepared for cooling temps and wind chill, both on water and standing on the beach.
Bring a flask of tea and an anorach., perhaps.

Body Boat Blade Sea Kayak Rescues DVD

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2011 Paddle Surf Jam Top Prize

Up for grabs this year is this classic P&H Kayaks big wave, swallow tailed Gun. 23.5" x 9'4"
Built in the traditional soul surfer style, complete with single fin, ocean cockpit, and backband.
Who will walk away with this impressive piece of British paddling memorabilia?

If you are signed up for the Surf Jam on Saturday, this log could be yours come tea time. It needs a little TLC to surf again, or you could make a mould and re-introduce this classic. It's True ! We like nothing better than to give away a kayak, and this one will surely send you down the road of credibility and freedom.
At last year's Jam, Zac Smith walked away with a super fine Dick Wold Wave Ski. Since then, he has built a SOF surfing sea kayak, recorded and released a CD, and been a "pleasure to be around".
The Awards Ceremony will take place at HucAPoos at approx. 4:00. Hope to see you there!

P&H Surf Kayaks - Tybee Island Paddle Surf Jam Savannah Canoe+Kayak

Monday, October 24, 2011

This Saturday - The Jam is On !

On Tybee Island this Saturday, at 18th St beach access.
Come hang out on the beach and watch the 3rd annual paddle surf jam.
Paddlers from all over Chatham County (and beyond) will face off to find this year's master jammer. Starts at 9am, rain or shine, hell and high water.
The stakes will be high this year as surfers compete for a vintage P&H Surf Mocassin. "That is a great prize and should really 'up' the excitement " said a man standing next to one of the organizers yesterday.
Some hot favorites to watch this year are last years winner Zach 'The Chaco Kid' Smith. Since winning the classic Wold Ski at last year's event, Zach has been out west practicing on heavy point breaks and big swells. " We did a little crabbing between sets" said the ever optimistic Mr Smith.
But that could all be for nothing.
Word is that ex SC&K staff member Nick 'Snake Bite' Scoville will be dropping in with his signature move, the Scoville Slide, perfected to perfection to take back his crown. Two hot newcomers to watch out for this year are Dennis 'Big Boi' Bonner and Tommy Morningstar Thompson from Florida. Both have been spied greasing the their fins with extra dripping and both are hungry young sled shredders . Mountain man, Kevin 'no pseudonym needed' Black is competing for the first time and expectations for a grand performance are high.
More updates are coming soon. Here are some pictures from last year and bare no resemblance to this year's event whatsoever

Arthur rocking the hat !

Infidels and fundamentalists welcome !

Well done, that rasta.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Car Boot Sale in SC+K Car Park

Something for next Sunday.... Come and buy or sell your surplus outdoor gear, arts and crafts.

And something for this weekend....

"Golden Tree" by Martin Brooks from Ninian Doff on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On Bonaventure.

As the evenings close in, this historical tour should be well worth checking out.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The World Champions of Surf Kayaking 2011

Womens HP

Womens IC

Mens HP

Mens IC

Masters HP

Masters IC

Juniors HP

Juniors IC

Grand Masters HP

Grand Masters IC

Friday, October 7, 2011

Worlds Wraps Up

The awards ceremony today will conclude the 2011 World Surf Kayak Championships at Nags Head, North Carolina.. Sponsored by Savannah Canoe and Kayak, this has been an outstanding event for both spectators and competitors alike. Congratulations to all those who took part....give yourself a medal. It's not easy to put yourself out there on show for all to judge you.
Congratulations to Chris Hobson former world junior champion, and now men's world champion.
And Tamsin Green, women's world champion.
Full results coming later today.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's been a fantastic week here in the Outer Banks...really an outstanding event. The level of performance and showmanship has been par-none and made for some of the best spectator viewing you could hope to find in paddle sports. Aside for their great athleticism, this small fellowship of paddlers make up some of the coolest, nicest athletes around. The conditions could not have been better. Waves have been barreling in since Sunday morning. The west wind has blown steady, walling up waves making for some great take offs. The team finals start today....US West, England and Basque, and soon after individual world champions will be decided. The only question is the conditions. Swell period looks to be shortening and the winds are clocking around. Nags Head can get pretty gnarly when the wind blows onshore. Whatever it is, it will be well worth watching this fearless band of wave warriors. Currently the East Coast has three paddlers thru to the finals....Lindsey Usher in IC and Tom May and Ted Morris in Grand Masters final. Chris Hobson is in two semi's for both long and short boat.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nigel Law of the US East Team (and Savannah Canoe & Kayak) lays into a barreling left off of Jennette's Pier - Photo: Lynn Usher

Monday, October 3, 2011

Update from Worlds..

The waves keep rolling in, and the World Championships for surf kayaking is cranking out the heats at a relentless pace! Some 22 heats were completed Monday, narrowing the field quite considerably and bringing us up to the semi finals for Tuesday. Team finals will take place some time in the next two days. England and Basque team will shoot it out with US Team West, who slipped into the final by 1 point over US East. World class waves are matched only by the world class rides the competitors are making. After yesterday's impressive hammer fest, a lot more radical moves are being landed. Dave Speller (Jersey) landed two back to back aerials in his heat and Galen Licht (US West) is really charging hard to become world champ. Chris Hobson (NI) pulls it out of nowhere with competitive but casual style. After today's action, these three dudes will be glad that Edu Exterberria (Basque) is no longer in the mix. East coast paddlers Ted Morris is moving on into the semi final for grand masters short tomorrow, as is Tom May. Other East coast team paddlers who made it thru the prelims are Anthony Bell, Spencer Cook, and Joey Hall in men's long, and Lindsey Usher in women's long. Rockin'.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Greenland enthusiasts gather at Delmarva..

Sept 30 - Oct 2 in Lewes, Delaware. The Delmarva Paddler’s Retreat is a traditional paddling event with everything Greenland.. instruction, speakers, demonstrations, and workshops. It's a chance to share traditional skills and check out some cool boat construction. SC&K's staff member, Kelly Dmetruk, is participating and promises to return with even more Greenland Rolls for the Savannah paddling scene.