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Kristian Kolflat Interviewed by

| November 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

ACK’s very own Kristian Kolflat, Austin Store Assistant Manager and KATS Tournament Director, was interviewed by Pat Kellner of FishTattoo. In the interview, Kristian speaks on ACK, KATS and kayak fishing in terms of both the industry itself as well as his own passion for the sport. Read the full interview here. Pat Kellner is an […]

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365ThingsAustin – This Weekend: Austin Canoe & Kayak Fall Demo Days

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

As seen on 365ThingsAustin: Join Austin Canoe and Kayak  for the most anticipated event of the year to demo over 90+ kayaks, canoes and SUPS. You can also attend a variety of outdoor adventure clinics. The Fall 2012 Demo Days are coming this weekend to Austin! Read the full article here.

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Outdoor USA Magazine – Austin Canoe and Kayak Keeps Austin Paddling

| August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

As seen in Outdoor USA Magazine: Austin, Texas has adopted the unofficial slogan “Keep Austin Weird”, but Steve Messana and his brother Peter would like to change that to “Keep Austin Paddling” because that ‘s what they’ve been doing with their store since 2005. Read the full story here.

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SGB Weekly – Austin Canoe and Kayak, Turning Heads

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

As seen in SGB Weekly: Viewing the employee profiles in the “About Us” section of Austin Canoe & Kayak’s online store at, you are immediately struck by the portraits. The company’s three partners are not shown fishing from a kayak, floating down a river or dressed in a rash guard or PFD, but sitting at their desks beaming […]

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Community Impact – Now Open: Rack Boys

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

As seen in Community Impact Austin: Rack Boys opened inside Austin Canoe and Kayak’s storefront at 9705 Burnet Road, Ste. 102, in mid-February. Rack Boys launched in 2009 as a website and offers vehicle racks for bikes, canoes, kayaks and snow sports as well as installation services. Brothers Peter and Steve Messana and Chris Hackerd […]

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Lone Star News – Spring break partying continues on Coast, but so does fishing

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

As seen in Lone Star News: Spring break couldn’t come soon enough for Grant Heatherly, a student at Texas State University in San Marcos. The 22-year-old history major from New Braunfels is also an avid saltwater angler. With a break from the books on March 12th, he joined a buddy near Bird Island, south of […]

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Click2Houston – Fire damages kayak warehouse

| March 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

As seen at The warehouse of a kayak company was damaged in a fire late Sunday. The fire started at the ACK Kayak Company warehouse at Bissonett and Renwick in southwest Houston. To read the full article click here.

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Texas Saltwater Fishing – Cade’s Coastal Chronicles

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

As seen in Texas Saltwater Fishing: Hi, I’m Cade. I’m just your everyday do it yourself kind of guy with a great passion for the outdoors. Like many of you, I have often found myself a little lost when planning a fishing trip to a new area. Well, break out your hook-N-Line Fishing map and […]

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Bronto – Austin Canoe & Kayak Introduces Promotional Emails and Increases Revenue

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

As seen on Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) believes their success is the result of “unwavering customer service and a dedication to and love of outdoor exploration.” This customer-centric approach has made ACK a trusted brand and go-to source for paddlesports enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. As ACK has evolved and grown, email has become […]

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KRBE – Kayak Angling for Sharks on Houston Coast

| August 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

As heard on Houston’s KRBE Radio Station: ACK Houston’s Jerron Wosel is wrangled into taking KRBE Radio host Special K on a kayak fishing trip for sharks on the Houston coast when his wife calls in to discuss the sport. Listen here.

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