What Is West

A number of some ACK favorite brands like Werner Paddles, Surftech SUP and SealLine have teamed up to sponsor two friends on a 1,000+ mile journey to discover California’s other half – Baja. The pair will not use any type of motorized transportation whatsoever and instead only travel by foot and stand up paddleboard for the entire 1,000+ miles.
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Understanding Paddle Feathering

Most of you probably own a paddle or two and already take advantage of what is commonly referred to as feathering but there is a good possibility that some of you don’t. For those unfamiliar with the term “feathering”, it’s the action of positioning your blades at opposite angles to one another to reduce the wind resistance while paddling.
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Made in the USA

As we approach the July 4th holiday, you can’t help but begin to experience a sense of patriotism with flags being strategically placed at the end caps of grocery store aisles and TV commercials beginning to advertise the inevitable. Seeing all this reminded me about something that Steve, ACK President, mentioned to me sometime back, the fact that we carry a huge selection of products that are either made or assembled in the USA.
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