Here is what caught my eye this past week.
The 2014 New River Gorge SUP Race happened last month and the SUP community came together to pay homage to one of West Virginia's beloved sons, Brian Jennings, who lost a battle to cancer earlier this year. The event raised money that was then donated to one of Brian's favorite charities. The NRG SUP Race is a cool grassroots event and this video captures a little of that vibe. Local RVA SUP'er, Ben Moore - BIC SUP / Werner Paddles, had a good showing with a 2nd Place finish in the Down River Race.
Here is the video.
Jonathan Leavitt, Feelfree Kayaks / Accent Paddles, showcases the Lure 11.5 fishing kayak from Feelfree. He stars and produces Live Like Jon, a webepisode series, and has been a good addition to the PaddleVa community. Check out his video below.
Jay Brooks, of Wilderness Systems / Adventure Technology Paddles, has been out getting after it. Rumor has it Jay is considering a move down south. C'mon man, does it get any better than this? ;)
We hope only the best for ya and keep catching them up! You can see Jay's full post by clicking the link below the photo.
Click the link for Jay's reports from the past few weeks, including how to refinish your kayak: https://www.virginiakayakfisherman.com/
I revisited the video that first introduced me to the Grant and Josh combo, of Peelin' Drag Extreme Fishing. These RVA buddies have been tearing it up and this first introduction was solid. This video still gets me psyched to go chase musky. The enthusiasm is contagious.
Check it out:
Kayak Kevin and Lee Williams, of Ocean Kayak, rock out another podcast featuring the release of Kayak Kevin's latest DVD. Check it out and support Kevin and the gang's great efforts.