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Myths About Wearing Chest Waders - BUSTED!!!

Has the thought of wearing chest waders for kayaking ever crossed your mind? Have you ever heard people saying that chest waders are an absolute death trap?I have. I have a pair of neoprene chest…Continue

Started Feb 11, 2011

 

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Apr 3
Shuswap Kayaks posted a video

#039 Stainless Mabel Lake BC

In late winter of 2014, Shuswap Kayaks paddle Mabel Lake, BC under "stainless" conditions... "Only during winter months, on overcast days in snowy surroundings can one find "stainless steel" colours of lake waters." This video clip depicts these…
Mar 15
Shuswap Kayaks posted videos
Jan 17
Shuswap Kayaks posted a video

#033 - 2013 Shuswap Lake Kayak Expedition

A 5 day 80 Km return kayak journey from St. Ives to the northern end of Seymour Arm on Shuswap Lake in British Columbia, Canada. The two kayaks in the video are Tsunami 145s made by Wilderness Systems. They are the best choice of polyethylene kayaks…
Sep 13, 2013
Shuswap Kayaks posted a video

#031 2013-06-16 Riding Waves at Anstey Arm, Shuswap Lake

Kayak trip from St.Ives, North Shuswap to Anstey Arm and Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park at Shuswap Lake. At Anstey Arm, Shuswap Kayaks become exposed to a strong northerly wind which produces some nice waves to ride... kayaks used are Tsunami…
Jul 9, 2013
Shuswap Kayaks posted a video

#029 2013-05-15 High Water on Shuswap Rivers

Preceding a mild winter, the Shuswap region of Canada's British Columbia once again experiences dramatic snow melt and run-off conditions. Creeks and rivers normally at average levels this time of year (May) are raging. Enormous amounts of waters…
May 28, 2013
Shuswap Kayaks posted a video

#028 - Shuswap Lake Native American Pictographs

Just in time for a good April Fool’s joke, Shuswap Kayaks headed out onto Shuswap Lake for an overnight trip to find an elusive Native American Pictographs site, somewhere north of Sicamous. To make this trip a good long distance jaunt, we launched…
Apr 6, 2013
Shuswap Kayaks posted a video

"3 Tsunami's In The Wind" Kayaking on Skaha Lake with ShuswapKayaks 3/15/2013

ShuswapKayaks joined KAYAKokanagan for a paddle on Skaha Lake. Paddled South into what was a light wind, after a little while the winds became quite heavy st...
Mar 18, 2013
Shuswap Kayaks posted a video

2012 Xmas Magic @ Mabel Lake, BC

Members of Shuswap Kayaks playing with battery-powered Xmas lights mounted on their kayaks... Filmed on location at Mabel Lake, 20 December 2012. Kayaks used are Tsunami 145 models by Wilderness Systems. Merry Xmas to all.
Dec 24, 2012
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Tsunami 145 by Wilderness Systems

"2012-12-02 – Kalamalka Lake Wave Play – A windy and wavy day at Kalamalka Lake in Vernon, BC proved to be an ideal playground last weekend. While strong gusts blew up from the south, members of Shuswap Kayaks used the opportunity to…"
Dec 9, 2012
Shuswap Kayaks posted photos
Dec 9, 2012
Shuswap Kayaks posted a blog post

New Innerspace Website!!!

Innerspace Watersports of Vernon + Kelowna, BC are pleased to announce their brand new website is up and running as of today. While just about everything pertaining to kayaking is covered, they are still adding to their new snow sports department. So, if some pages seem incomplete at this time, please be patient and check back later...http://innerspacewatersports.com/See More
Nov 29, 2012
GuyThaLizard commented on Shuswap Kayaks's video
Nov 10, 2012
Shuswap Kayaks posted a video

Skaha Lake: ShuswapKayaks & KAYAKokanagan (TripLog: Nov6th/12)

KAYAKokanagan Kayaking with ShuswapKayaks on Skaha Lake in Penticton. We started off with a beautiful calm lake, when we got to Banburrygreen (where we turne...
Nov 10, 2012
Tim Clark commented on Shuswap Kayaks's blog post 2012 Shuswap Lake Kayak Expedition – From Sunnybrae to Anstey Arm
"Great pics and wonderful descriptions of your journey.  Thanks so much for sharing.  I feel inspired by your tale."
Sep 19, 2012
Shuswap Kayaks posted a video

2012 Shuswap Lake Kayak Expedition by Shuswap Kayaks

A 120 Km return kayak expedition from Sunnybrae to Anstey Arm - Hunakwa Provincial Park, Shuswap Lake, BC. The route lead along numerous small settlements, marine parks and wild beaches. Near Cinnemousun Narrows where the four arms of Shuswap Lake…
Sep 17, 2012

Profile Information

What kind of Paddling are you into?
Flatwater (Lakes and mellow rivers), Fishing Kayaks, River Running, Canoes
What boats do you own? (kayaks, canoes, rafts, etc.)
Tsunami 145 by Wilderness Systems, Pamlico 135T by Wilderness Systems, Pelican Pursuit 120DLX
Favorite place to paddle?
Shuswap - Okanagan Waterways
Most memorable paddle?
Shuswap Lake
How long have you been paddling?
4-5 years

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Kayaks for Big People

There you are, ready to buy a kayak… Suddenly, all of your dreams seem shattered as you discover the boat you fantasized about – is too small for you! Rule of thumb is, you need to try ‘em out or at least get to sit in the model you are interested in. As many kayaks are manufactured nowadays overseas, it is hard to find one that fits a bigger person – that includes the average male size feet of…

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Posted on March 5, 2013 at 11:16pm

New Innerspace Website!!!

Innerspace Watersports of Vernon + Kelowna, BC are pleased to announce their brand new website is up and running as of today. While just about everything pertaining to kayaking is covered, they are still adding to their new snow sports department. So, if some pages seem incomplete at this time, please be patient and check back later...
http://innerspacewatersports.com/

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 4:46pm

2012 Shuswap Lake Kayak Expedition – From Sunnybrae to Anstey Arm

2012 Shuswap Lake Kayak Expedition – From Sunnybrae to Anstey Arm

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Posted on September 16, 2012 at 6:12pm — 1 Comment

2012-05-18 Kayaking trip to Rattlesnake Island by GuyThaLizard



Okanagan Lake is famous for its beauty but also equally well known for sudden weather changes associated by strong winds and big waves. A few paddlers have taken on this multi-day route, but Guy Hoffman probably is the only one who  paddled it solo more than once.

“It started off with a head wind from the North and continued all weekend. We managed to make it as far as Buchan Bay but to cross Squally…

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Posted on May 21, 2012 at 4:30pm

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