Windy days paddling are fun. You don’t want to have to worry about your cap blowing off while maneuvering through the waves. Capsurz keep your cap secure in the wind.
When you don’t need to strap on your cap the Capsurz hides out just above the brim.
Wearing a hat while out on the water is almost essential for sun protection. A couple of my hats have built in chin straps and they’re the ones I wear when the wind is blowing. Paddling hats with chin straps come in very handy when you do not have free hands to hold onto your hat in a gust. With Capsurz I can wear any of my hats on a windy day Do you have a favorite hat that you like to wear while paddling?
Here’s a video I shot of Mari from Capsurz demonstrating her hat protector at Canoecopia.
Valley Sea Kayak’s new model for 2011 The Etain.
Here’s the new Valley Sea Kayak’s Etain close up of the deck pod. This deck pod acts like a 4th hatch. It will hold small items like keys, snacks and valuables. The deck pod is also removable. The Etain is described as being more contemporary in style and paddling feel.
Folbot’s Kodiak, Cooper and Greenland II. The gentleman I spoke with in their booth at Canoecopia was very friendly and made a good case for the convenience of carrying a boat around with you in your vehicle at all times. Find some good water to paddle and you always have your boat with you.
Current Designs Kayaks on display at Canoecopia 2011.
Interested in kayak sailing? Wind Paddle was demoing their sail. Their system seems pretty easy and the large window in the middle of the sail lets you see where you’re going.
Sawyer Paddles where showcasing their beautiful paddle collection.
Showing the canoe paddle making process from rough stock to nicely finished product.
Canoe paddle making demo at North House Folk School.
Chesapeake Light Craft’s display of boats. CLC makes kits so you can build these boats yourself. They offer a large variety of kits and plans on their website. Are you interested in building your own boat?
Kruger Canoe on display at a sail manufacturers booth at Canoecopia.
Ben Lawry teaching the 4 P’s of Paddling at Canoecopia.
Did you attend Canoecopia 2011? What where your favorite moments?