They’re Coming to Colorado… It’s an Epic Year!

Directions to Colorado Kayak Supply

Clay Wright shares the Glenwood Wave with Standup Paddle Boarder.

This is Colorado kayaking at it’s finest.  Ever since I arrived to Buena Vista four days ago kayaker’s have been excited about snowpack.  If you’re from out of state and love paddling then get to Colorado this summer.  As the locals are saying, “It’s gonna be a good year.”

Stephen Wright hopping under his boat for a Back Panam.

I was working in the CKS Warehouse when the text came.  My boss, Bobby Kuepper, had just told me I needed to photo all used boats for the website.

9:27 am Text from Stephen Wright:  “Glenwood at 18000 u n?”

At that moment my kayak induced A.D.D. took control.  I was excited to surf and asked Bobby if I could shoot the world’s top kayakers on Colorado’s best wave at optimum level.  CKS owner Chad Gorby confirmed a yes and I officially realized CKS was a kickass place to work.

Eric Jackson illustrates all aerial moves at the Glenwood wave.

Especially, motivated to get the shop kayak photos done, interview and photo Tiff Simpson for a  “G’Bye Tiff” piece, I hustled for work closure and was on the Aspen pass by noon.

About the Glenwood Springs Wave:

You can either walk to the eddy above or use the challenging tow in rope.

Glenwood Springs invested and built the sickest wave in the state.  Now, it’s a destination wave and offers both kayakers and Standup Paddle Boarders the states best surf.

These kids hangout as it snows while mom and dad take an afternoon surf session.

Air Stephen popping air on the Brown.

What you’ll need to surf Glenwood Wave:

  • A play boat. This year all the companies have produced excellent play boats.  Click here for 2011’s Best Play Boats.
  • Cold Gear.  If it’s high then the water is recently melted.  Make certain you have skullcap, proper fleece, a quality dry suit or top, and other accessories to make your surf enjoyable.

Clay Wright dive bombing a clean blunt.

Did you enjoy this blog?  You might also enjoy, “Who is Johnnie Kayaker?”

When you need the best equipment… Choose CKS.

By David Hughes

CKS Content Media Specialist

Owner- Pucon Kayak Hostel, your economical Chile destination with beds, kayak rentals, and beginner to advanced rivers.  “Keep Kayaking.”

Director- Huge Experiences’ New River Academy, “And that has made all the difference.”

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