Over 10 years ago, I was at a friend’s party on a lake, borrowed his kayak and went out for a cruise. BAM! I was hooked or should I say paddled? Fast forward years later I have 3 kayaks and a paddle board (and a mortgage and kids and blah blah blah) who would’ve thought I would build this empire?
Being on the water in a manually propelled vessel is an amazingly beautiful sensation… that is the only way I can explain it. You just kind of cut loose from the normal grind. Bobbing up and down or drifting with the current, you feel that you are surrendering to the flow of the water. You’re traveling to precise locations that very few people have ever been to. You can argue that a boat is similar and faster, however a kayak or paddle board can get you to very shallow and narrow creeks, kills, coves, swamps, etc. off the popular paths or many protected areas where boats are prohibited. A lot of times you can get a glimpse of some unique wildlife that would not be out and about in a populated area.
I have paddled all over the country and rarely pass up an opportunity to do so. Two years ago we purchased a house that happens to be on a lake specifically to continue chasing this feeling of surrendering to the flow.
Alex Scherba, Project Manager