Confluence Outdoor, the industry’s leading watersports company, will once again have a strong presence at the GoPro Mountain Games with a booth in Gear Town for Dagger, Wave Sport, Boardworks, Badfish, Bomber Gear and Adventure Technology, and athletes from each pro team competing in the river events. Confluence’s whitewater kayak and SUP brands will have some of the best paddlers in the world competing in the Games. Held June 4-7 in Vail, Colorado, the 2015 GoPro Mountain Games has nine kayak, raft and SUP events scheduled. Paddling venues include the churning waters and drops of Gore Creek, class V rapids in the steep and untamed Homestake Creek, and the wild hydraulics of Vail Whitewater Park. Whitewater competitions kick off on Thursday, June 4 with the Steep Creek Championship on Homestake Creek. The playboaters hit the water for three consecutive days, June 4-6, to compete in the Kayak Freestyle events at Vail Whitewater Park. The Raft Cross event takes place on Friday, June 5, where ramming into other boats is both legal and encouraged. The Kayak Freestyle Finals, Down River Kayak Sprint, Down River R2 Raft Sprint, Down River SUP Sprint and S2 SUP Cross are all scheduled for Saturday, June 6. The final day of the Games will showcase the chaotic 8 Ball Kayak Sprint and SUP Cross.
ASTRAL, designers of outdoor performance footwear and best in class PFDs, is proud to announce their partnership with west coast Sales Representative David Garringer. Answering the demand for more ASTRAL products in west coast retailers, Garringer will represent the brand in Northern California, Oregon and Washington.
The number of women participating in water sports is on the rise and ASTRAL is answering their call for technical yet feminine and stylish footwear. Enter the Loyak, a low-volume, high performance boat shoe that’s perfect for SUPing, kayaking, and just simply LIVING. Currently on the shelves, the Loyak provides the highest level of durability and grip with a casual and comfortable style for on or off the water.
Wilderness Systems® is proud to be sponsoring several fishing events and tournaments in 2015 that benefit Heroes on the Water, an organization that works with American soldiers, providing opportunities for them to discover and have access to the joys of paddling and fishing.
Just in time to train and tour in the summer competition circuit leading up to this year’s International Canoe Federation World Championships, Jackson Kayak raised the bar, keeping its commanding lead, with the release of the next generation Rock Star.