Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kayaks, SUP Paddles, Sprayskirts 4 Sale

We still have a few demo boats (reduced prices), sprayskirts and apparel for sale.

Ellesmere FG Mango $2000.00 reg. 3499.00
Ellesmere FG Yellow $2428.00 reg. 3499.00
Vaag FG Bllue $2500.00 reg. 3899.00
Kasko Poly Red $750 w/rudder and bow/stern bulkhead reg. 1299.00
Sedna Poly Yellow $900.00 reg. 1649.00
Baffin P1 Red $1199.00 reg. 1999.00
Epsilon P100 mango $1000.00 (bow foam bulkhead needs to be put back in - hence price) reg. 1999.00

Kokatat Paddling Gear
Kokatat Neo Core Black Wo's Medium Short Sleeve - $46
Kokatat Neo Core Black Wo's Medium Long Sleeve - $54
Kokatat Neo Core Black Men's Medium Long Sleeve - $54
Kokatat Neo Core Black Men's Medium Short Sleeve - $46
Kokatat Neo Core Black Short Wo's Medium - $40
Kokatat Heavyweight Gloves - $25
Kokatat Midweight Gloves - $22
Kokatat Wo's Rogue Drytop Large Mango - $200 (will need gaskets replaced soon not from use but from hanging on the demo rack)
Kokatat Reaction Jacket Medium Radish - $90
Kokatat Blast Jacket Large Mango/Grey - $60
Kokatat Surf Skin Men's Short Sleeve - $20
Kokatat Outfit Tour XXL Mango - $90

Boreal Design Paddle FG 2 pce. $50.00

Beluga Paddling Jackets (Men's Medium & Women's Medium) $40 each

Beluga Dry Top (unisex) Medium Red $100

Paddling Jacket - $40 - brand new
Drytop - $100 - brand new

Paddling Jacket - $40 - brand new
Beluga Sprayskirts - brand new

Neoprene Comfort Sprayskirt (neoprene deck/waterproof-breatheable upper)
XL tunnel, Cockpit Size A.  Fits: Kasko, Muktuk, Innukshuk, Pakesso, Narwhal, Alvik, Saguenay, Ellesmere, Baffin, Fjord, Fjell, Labrador, Beluga, Epsilon 100 and Epsilon 200.

Basic Nylon Sprayskirt (no suspenders), universal waist, seam taped, rim grip
Size Large 

Deluxe Nylon Sprayskirt, adjustable neoprene waist, accessory pocket, minicell foam insertion on deck for rigidity and insulation, 3M reflective tape, rim grip. 
Size XL 

Performance Sprayskirt 3 ply waterproof breathable nylon, adjustable neoprene waist, mesh pocket, secured implosion bar
Size Large

Beluga Cockpit Cover 
Size Large - brand new $20.00

Jackson Whitewater Kayaks (excellent condition)

Jackson Kayak Villian S RED - $735 regular $1149
Jackson Kayak Super Hero  EARTH - $735 regular $1149
Jackson Kayak Fun Runner 60 GREEN - $735 regular $1149

Werner Stand Up (SUP) Paddles

Advantage 1 pce. 80" BLUE x 2 - $125.00 each regular $219.00

Canoe Paddles variety of lengths (wood and Aquabound Nylon bladed) $30.00 each - just want them gone!!!

Thule Hullavator (Brand New, never used) x 2

$500.00 each regular 669.99 at Rack Attack.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chilliwack River/Vedder River Clean Up - THIS SUNDAY

Please join us THIS Sunday, September 30th at the Chilliwack River/Vedder River Clean Up!

The clean up is hosted by the Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Society.  Please sign up and join us at the Chilliwack Fish and Games Club House (48685 Chilliwack Lake Road).   

Registration- 8:30 am - 9:30 am

ALL volunteers will receive free digital subscriptions to the following magazines from Rapid Media:  Kayak Angler, Adventure Kayak, Family Camping & Canoeroots and Rapid.

THANK YOU Scott at Rapid Media for your generous acknowledgement of our clean up volunteers!!!

Schedule is as follows:
Registration- 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Clean Up- 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
BBQ, entertainment and prize draw* - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Very special thanks to those contributing fantastic draw prizes: Kokatat Watersports WearNorth Water Paddlesports Equipment, Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak, Western Canoeing and KayakingNikki Rekman Sales, Jackson Kayak, Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre and more.  Please visit the websites of these generous companies and support them with your business.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fantastic End to a Great Season for Nikki Rekman Sales

We had a fantastic weekend in Naramata, BC at the 1st Annual Naramata Paddle Regatta.  

The event was hosted by Werner dealer,Sun n Sup.  Eileen and Peter were fantastic hosts along with their friends, Linda and Mike at the Sandy Beach Lodge and Resort.  

Folks traveled from throughout BC to attend the event including other Werner dealers, Just Liquid Sports from Cranbrook, BC and Kalavida Surf Shop from Vernon, BC.  

Werner booth - fantastic spot on Okanagan Lake

The location was amazing on gorgeous Okanagan Lake and the weather was perfect for this SUP event open to paddlers of all abilities.  

Lots of fun races, some with costumes others where paddlers all used the same board and same paddle. (THANKS Werner!!)  It was also great to see folks of all ages, kid’s, silver-haired beauties and everyone in between.

This is a fun, family-oriented, no pressure event that we will most definitely be supporting again next season.

Check out my facebook page for tons of photos.  Photo credits: Mark Klein

Monday, September 24, 2012

Henry Brother's Expedition - June 2013

Along with Kokatat Watersports Wear and Werner Paddles, Nikki Rekman Sales is very excited to announce the Henry Brother's Expedition commencing in June 2013.

It's very cool to watch Graham and Russell prepare for this once in a lifetime expedition - paddling from Brazil to Florida.  I started working for their dad at Ocean River Sports in Victoria in 1996.  Graham was 5 and Russell was 4 so to see them now is a real inspiration.  These guys have both been extremely committed to getting young people on the water and this is a benefit to myself and every other person making their livelihood in the paddlesports industry.  

This trip is meant to inspire every young person to get outside and paddle!  Way to go guys!  Happy planning and training!
Graham Henry

Russell Henry

We are all wishing them the very best and please follow them on their website over the coming months as they prepare and ultimately set out on an unforgettable journey!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

1st Annual Naramata Paddle Regatta

Join Werner Paddles and Sun N Sup in beautiful Naramata, BC this Friday evening and Saturday for the 1st Annual Naramata Paddle Regatta.

Sun N Sup will be hosting their very first SUP event. In partnership with beautiful Sandy Beach Lodge, they are showcasing Standup Paddling in a fun-filled event where everyone from beginner to expert can enjoy themselves. 

Friday Sept. 21st – 4 pm – 6 pm – SUP & SIP social
Saturday Sept 22nd  - Race Day (SUP Expo & demos)

For complete details check out the event website HERE




Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Review of the Stinger - River Running SUP Paddle

Check out this great review of the Werner Paddles Stinger - River Running SUP Paddle

Review by: Colorado Kayak Supply

Inflatable stand up boards were designed to be used in places that could potentially damage or break an epoxy or hard shell SUP. Because of their incredible durability and versatility, they have dominated the river scene. Up until about 2 weeks ago, there was no whitewater specific paddle to accompany you and your board downriver. Werner was able to identify this void in the market, and design an all new blade from the ground up. It’s called the Stinger, and it’s packed with features designed specifically to make river SUP easier. This all new paddle is very easy to identify due to it unique shape. What’s up with the funky design? Check out the review to find out:


  • DURABILITY:If you’re a whitewater kayaker, than you most likely know about the Werner Powerhouse. It’s a staple here in Colorado, ready and able to slay any manky, rocky gnarl that you throw it’s way. Think of the Stinger as The Powerhouse of SUP. It’s built with the same quality construction as the legendary creek blade. The tip is reinforced with an extra layer of fiberglass, the shaft is heavy duty, and the ABS palm grip is built to take a beating as well.
    The ABS plastic grip is as durable as it is comfortable.
    These blades are not coming off, or going to take on water anytime soon. MADE WITH PRIDE IN THE USA.
    Reinforced fiberglass tip. Push off of rocks, bash whatever you need to when you are going to battle on a class III run.

  • RIVER SPECIFIC BLADE SHAPE:The concept behind the reverse teardrop blade shape is simple. The paddle has less surface area near the tip  which means that it’s smaller, and has less of a chance getting stuck between rocks. Also, having less surface area allows for quicker and more precise strokes when paddling in shallow water. The paddle gets wider at the throat. The increased size helps with bracing, and is also powerful when you dig deep.
    Less blade at the tip for shallow rocky water, and more in the throat for improved bracing and power on a full stroke.
    The reverse teardrop shape is apparent when the Stinger is placed next to the Carve.

  • AVAILABLE IN A 1, 2 OR 3 PIECE:1 piece paddles have the advantage of weighing less and being stiffer. If you do not care about portability or adjustability, and want to max out paddle performance, go for the 1 piece. 2 piece blades are probably the most popular. They are cost effective, and adjust to fit a wide range of sizes (7.5″ of adjustment). The 3 piece breakdown Stinger is a great way to compliment an inflatable SUP. Most inflatable’s come with a travel bag, with an attachment for a paddle. For traveling, and portability, the 3 piece is the way to go.
    The 3 piece Stinger compliments any inflatable SUP well. When portability is important, a 3 piece is the only option.

  • STIFF:The fiberglass shaft used on the Stinger is as strong and stiff as any SUP shaft out there. When paddling, stand up paddlers are about 3 feet higher (than kayakers) off the water, and apply more leverage on the shaft and blade. Werner accounted for this fact, and reinforced the right areas of the paddle.
    Making an attainment move requires a powerful blade, and a shaft with very little flex.

  • MADE IN THE USA:ALL Werner paddles are made by hand in Sultan, WA USA. Werner also has incredible customer service. If you don’t believe us, then give them a call…


  • USE SPECIFIC, NOT GENERIC:The Werner Stinger is intended for whitewater paddling. It is not designed for flatwater touring, or to be a utility paddle that does a little bit of everything. If you want a blade design that is more utilitarian,check out the Carve or Advantage. They are both designed for all around use.
    The Stinger is designed to be used on the river, and withstand the rigors associated with downriver paddling.

The Verdict:

If you’re a whitewater kayaker who has recently begun drinking a form of a highly addictive Kool-Aid, known as River SUP, you should take a look at the Werner Stinger. It’s the ONLY river specific whitewater stand up paddle on the market. Leave it to Werner, to build a true whitewater SUP paddle, that can withstand the rigors of downriver paddling. Besides all of the cool features packed into the Stinger, it’s made in the USA, and backed by Werner’s awesome customer service. That is a pretty tough combination to beat for only $218.95.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ocean River Sports - Gear Grab Sale

Save the date - Saturday September 22nd - 10 am

Ocean River Sport's in Victoria is having their biggest sale and event of the year. Outdoor tents filled with the best outdoor and paddle sports equipment, more than 50 employees on hand. Endless tables of clothing and gear from Kokatat Watersports Wear, Werner Paddles, Arcteryx, Icebreaker, Outdoor Research, Lole, Merrell and much, much more. Ex-rental and demo kayaks at incredible prices. 15+ Brand Reps on site. The rope drops at 10am both days, and the lineup starts even earlier! Next to Capital Iron in Victoria BC, Canada.

Check out their promo video HERE

Friday, September 14, 2012

Predator Helmets for 2013

Nikki Rekman Sales is very excited to be partnering with Predator Helmets in 2013.

We will be representing Predator Helmets in the following provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon.

All helmets will ship out of Ottawa, Ontario so no duties and no brokerage.


All of the helmets are made of high impact Ralvek® thermoplastic. They are one-size-fits-all and come with a range of foam pads that allow a custom fit. To secure the back of the head, the Shiznit and the Lee use the ratcheting Crok-Loc® strap while the Short Cut and the Full Cut uses the new Double Torque® strap.

Shiznit: Can be worn either frontwards or backwards. Available colours: white or black ‘carbon.’

Lee: A long brim keeps the sun out of your eyes. Available colours: Black, white, red, neon orange, white with pink racing stripes.

Short Cut: Ventilation holes drain water and keeps your head cooler. Great for outfitters and rental programs.

Full Cut: Added coverage of ears and side of the head. Also great for outfitters and rental programs.

If you are interested in more information and the 2013 preseason program contact us today!  PS Deadline is October 1st.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Board the Fjord Stand Up Paddleboard Race - THIS SUNDAY in Deep Cove!!!

The weather is supposed to be great this weekend so join us in Deep Cove for the Board the Fjord Stand Up Paddleboard Race hosted by Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre this SUNDAY September 16th.

We will have all of our Werner Paddles Stand Up Paddles for you to demo and you can check out all that's new for 2013 too!

Board the Fjord is Deep Cove's Premier Stand Up Paddleboard Event. It's a full day of racing and festivities in beautiful Deep Cove and Indian Arm.

The scenic race course takes paddlers around 7 different islands in North America's southern most fjord.

The race is open to recreational and competitive paddlers and we encourage everyone to come out and challenge yourself at this great event!

Visit the website for more information!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Jackson Kayak - Cuda 12 Video

 Check out this video of Jackson Kayak Angler, Drew Gregory walking through the features of the Cuda 12!

Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin