Sea Kayaker’s Silver Anniversary
By Christopher Cunningham
The June issue now on newsstands represents quite a milestone for the magazine. Sea Kayaker has been in print now for 25 years. In this anniversary issue there are a couple of articles that point to some key elements that have been a part of keeping the magazine coming off the press.
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Sea Kayaker Magazine – June 2009
25th Anniversary Issue
- Kayaking the Information Superhighway
- Back to Life – Prince William Sound
- Kayak Reviews:
Zephyr 160 Pro by Wilderness Systems
Scorpio 17 RM by P&H
- Day Tripper: San Pablo Bay
- And more
We'd like to say a big THANKS to the kayak and outdoor shops that carry Sea Kayaker magazine!
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From the talented team of Bryan Smith & Lise-Anne Beyries.
Their second adventure sea kayaking film covers North America's eastern seaboard from Georgia's Tybee Island to the Outer Banks, North Carolina, urban New York, Maine and Newfoundland, Canada.
You might also be interested in their first film, Pacific Horizons.
Click here to order these DVDs!
May 10th is Mothers Day AND Clean Up Your Room Day. Obey your mother and dust off your kayak and paddling gear from the winter. You can use the Sea Kayaker magazine gear checklist to make sure everything is ready to go. Your mother will breathe easier too!
(This checklist can always be found at www.seakayakermag.com under free resources/PDFs.)
Are you following the adventures of Freya Hoffmeister as she circumnavigates Australia? Freya is paddling the Epic 18x Sport. Sea Kayaker magazine reviewed the boat in the October 2008 issue. You can purchase the back issue or the kayak review as a PDF by visiting our online store.
2009 Reader Survey
ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT for your chance to enter to
WIN A SEA KAYAK
Following is a link to our bi-annual Reader Survey. We appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete this survey, which helps us know our readers better.
To thank you for your time, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a Necky Chatham. (Winner chooses the length of Chatham, color is determined by Necky Kayaks.)
Survey will CLOSE on May 15th at midnight!
A Package Deal
By Christopher Cunningham
When our ad manager, Paul Riek, and I saw the SPOT messenger device introduced at a trade show a couple of years ago, we both knew that the device was going to find a place on board a lot of kayaks. Having a compact, affordable GPS-connected distress signal would provide for a quick rescue that used a minimum of Search and Rescue resources. On top of that the device would allow kayakers to send “I’m OK” messages back home. The GPS coordinates would be included in that message so friends and family could follow your progress on Google Earth.
You can read our review of the SPOT in our August 2008 issue or online at the Sea Kayaker website. Johnson Outdoors also saw the match between SPOT and kayakers and have arranged with SPOT to provide the satellite messenger device along with many of the kayaks they sell. It’s a great program destined to keep sea kayakers safer and to provide their families with peace of mind. You can read more about Johnson Outdoors’ program here.
From the Advertising Department
Werner Paddle Winner
By Paul Riek
The East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival was held in Charleston, SC on Sunday April 19th, 2009.
Advertising and Promotions Manager
The winner of the Sea Kayaker magazine/ Werner Paddles "Prescription for a Great Fitting Touring Paddle" was Tunis Romein of Charleston, SC. Tunis was promptly awarded the brother in-law of the year by donating his Cyprus straight shaft paddle to his sister in-law, Lori Romein, also of Charleston, SC
Pictured: Paul R. Riek, Tunis Romein
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