Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tip #1 for Enjoyable Winter Kayaking

   Dress Appropriately-  this means dress for the water temperature not the air
and bring extra layers as back up.  When kayaking in the waters near the Olympic Peninsula, the water temperature rarely gets above 50 degrees. Drysuits are the best option for our climate. The layers you wear under the suit is what keeps you warm, while the shell of
the drysuit is what keeps you “dry.”  Keep in mind, “dry” can be a relative term- expect a
little water to get in whether it be around the gaskets or through pinholes in your suit.
The best layers for under your drysuit are wicking types of materials, similar to technical
hiking wear such as capilene, polar/micro fleece, polyethelene, and my favorite soft spun
wool.  Before you don your drysuit for the first time of the year, check the gaskets to be
sure they are intact, inspect for cracking or “melting” latex.  If anything looks bad, either replace them yourself or take them to your favorite kayak shop for repair. It is well worth the time and
effort to get the suit in top notch condition before you go, versus dealing with a blown gasket
when you are getting ready to launch. 

If you have not invested in a drysuit yet, a wetsuit will do the trick. For extra warmth, you can always layer tight fitting insulation layers under your wetsuit such as wool or hydroskin ( a technical layered garment designed to wear in conjunction with a wetsuit.)  When kayaking with a wetsuit, you not only want to layer below it, but also layer over the top with a paddle or dry top. Keep in mind with a wetsuit the water trapped between the suit and your body is what keeps you warm, i.e. you will be wet.  Whereas with a drysuit, you stay mostly “dry” and cozy because the suit is a waterproof shell and your layers underneath provide insulation.

You might have to spend a few bucks to get the right gear, but hey you wouldn't go snow skiing in shorts and a t-shirt and you definately would not hang up your skis because you only had shorts and a
t-shirt- right? Give us a call to find the best combination of winter paddling options for you, (360) 417-3015.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Eddyline Kayaks Are In The House!

Are you thinking about getting a lightweight, durable, U.S. made kayak that happens to be beautiful? If so, stop by and check out our range of Eddyline Kayaks, they are sweet boats with sweet lines and the lightest of weight, plus they come in a sparkly array of colors :-)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Port Angeles Kayak and Film Festival

On April 12- 13th, you are invited to join us for the Port Angeles Kayak and Film Festival.  You can participate in over 20 kayak and SUP (stand up paddleboard) classes, paddle a variety of kayaks at the demo beach, be inspired at the kayak film festival,  enjoy live music and listen to Chris Duff share his past, present and future expeditions. This is going to be a super fun kayak event for all levels and all ages.  Great deals on kayaks and accessories throughout the weekend.  To register in advance for classes and additional information go to www.portangeleskayakandfilm.com

Location:  Hollywood Beach in downtown Port Angeles.
Welcome Party:  Friday evening 6-8 PM at Barhop Brewery
Demo Beach:  Open 9 AM- 5 PM on Saturday and   9 AM- 3 PM on Sunday

Monday, February 17, 2014

Olympic Peninsula Youth Adventure Programs! (click the title for dates)

Youth Kayak Camp
Here on the Olympic Peninsula, we are very fortunate for plentiful outdoor recreational opportunities right out our front door!  Last year we introduced a new program, Kids Outdoor Camp, a multisport camp focused on getting kids out in the fresh air, giving them a positive introduction to kayaking, mountain biking and stand up paddling on the Olympic Peninsula.  The Camp was an absolute success, the kids loved it!

This year the outdoor program has expanded, giving more people the opportunity to participate with three different camps available.  All are based on the Olympic Peninsula and meet at our store near Port Angeles, WA.  Registration is required and
camp size is limited, give us a call (360) 417-3015,
$150 per camp.

Kids Bike/Mountain Bike Camp 
 June 25, 26, 27,  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Kids Outdoor Camp- Kayaking, Biking and Stand Up Paddleboarding
 July 10, July 17, July 24,  1:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Kids Kayak Camp
July 30, July 31, August 1,  1:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Thursday, February 6, 2014

And, the Winner Is..................

Congratulations Adeleine Prange, come on down to Adventures Through Kayaking and pick up your brand new Dagger Zydeco kayak.  And, that's not all, the good news continues...... between Harbinger Winery's limited release red wine, the kayak raffle, and the super generous support of you, over $9000 was raised for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.  You all rock- I cannot thank you enough for your participation!  Now let's get serious about your outdoor adventures, online reservations are now available for 2014 bookings, yahoo!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Kayak Giveaway Raffle on Now!

6th Annual Kayak Giveaway- Once again, it is that time of year when you could win your very own kayak!  Best of all, your $5.00 raffle purchase goes entirely to assisting all the great critters at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society!  What could possibly be better than giving the gift of food and shelter?  Stop by Fri.- Sun. and get your winning ticket, drawing will be held Dec. 25th.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Trips in Olympic National Park

Are you visiting Olympic National Park and looking for an outdoor adventure?  If so, give us a call, we are one of the few companies allowed to run guided kayak, mountain bike and stand up paddleboard trips within the beautiful and majestic Olympic National Park. We are in full swing with a number of daily trips suitable for families, friends and individuals.  We look forward to adventuring with you!