I have been a paddler all my life. I fell in love with kayaking at an early age when my father would take me out in the ocean on our trips to the beach. Being out on the water and seeing all the wildlife made a huge impact on me and helped create life-long memories I still have today. As I grew up and was able to make trips myself, I began exploring rivers around central Texas. This is where I really started to get into kayaking. I have found myself in a variety of different kayaks over the years and have just recently had my first experience in a Hobie pedal-drive kayak.
Here at ACK, we looooove dogs. In fact, you can find at least three dogs in our office on any given day. As lovers of animals and the outdoors, few…
Austin, Texas (February 14th, 2018) - Outdoor adventure and action gear specialty retailer, Summit Sports, welcomes Tom Rolls, former VP of Planning and Inventory at Cabela’s to head Merchandising at Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK), overseeing all buying and merchandising functions.
A few ACK employees packed up this weekend to go camping at Hill Country State Natural Area in beautiful of Bandera, TX, which is about 50 miles northwest of San Antonio. Hill Country SNA has primitive and equestrian camping areas and over 40 miles of trails that we planned to run/bike.
Join us in welcoming Brett Detlefsen to the ACK team! Check out this quick Q&A to learn a little more about Brett and his love for the outdoors.
In technical lingo, the department can be considered “B2B” (business to business), but it is much more than that. We service organizations that help and serve the community, ultimately allowing us to advance our main objective: Getting people outdoors.
Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) is excited to announce the return of its annual Fall Demo Day events. The event will feature over 90 kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards, as well as educational clinics from industry experts.
Austin, Texas (July 28, 2017) - Outdoor adventure and action gear specialty retailer, Summit Sports, announces the acquisition of Kentucky-based Loucon, LLC. Summit Sports is excited to grow their business once again, near the one year anniversary of their most recent acquisition of Texas-based Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK).
Oskar Blues Brewery recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary here in North Austin, and we couldn’t be more grateful they came. While the brewery's team has been great at quenching our employees’ particular thirst, they’ve also been great partners in the outdoor and fishing communities.