Monday, 26 October 2009

New River level webcams in the South-West

There are increasingly more and more webcams showing river levels in the south west. They are a really useful resource for checking water levels and planning days out on the river. The waterlevels page on our website now lists 8 different 'cams on 7 different rivers. As well as links to the most popular weather forecasting websites, online rainfall gauges for both Dartmoor and Exmoor, and an online surf forecast. What more could you need to help you to decide where to go paddling this week?

Check out the AS Watersports Waterlevels page HERE

Saturday, 24 October 2009

More Dart freestyle pictures

Oh dear its a Ewart Top Wave gallery!


J P sneaking in there with a classic shudder rudder. Old school cool.

He says it was a back stab?! Yeah right.

BCU Coaching update

Back in January of this year Ewart and Andy took part in a BCU coaching update. They lead a little group on the Dart Loop to hone the groups playboating skills and give advice on how to teach it. These photos have just come to light. All Photos By Jemma Lane or Andy Iley.

Sam Anderson, British Freestyle team athlete about to pop a huge Loop, Top Wave, River Dart.
Sam was at the recent world championship in Thun, Switzerland representing the UK. Check our his blog here: Sam-Anderson

Craig Kelly, Teignbridge canoe club, showing some excellent torso rotiation and ruddering.

Surfing fun on Top Wave. A medium level on the Dart gave a reasonable wave.

Ewart gives some pointers from the eddy.

J.P Etock soul surfing and carving it up in a mighty Orbit fish!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

More Clearance Paddling gear

We've been tidying up in the aftermath of this years South west Canoe show, and have found a selection of clearance paddling gear. We've got loads of great stuff, from top end whitewater cags, short sleeved cags, and dry suits, to shorts, helmets and coats.

So why not check out the Clearance page of our webshop here.

You could get a stylish pair of Immersion Research Gertler shorts like these for just £17.50. Bargain!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

New Palm PFD's now online

Palms eagerly expected new range of PFD's are now online in our web shop. Stock should arrive here in the last week of November. You can Pre-order them now through the website, ready for when we get them!

The Extrem EV is an evolution of the outstanding Extrem Vest. It features a comfy and close fitting flex form foam front, with a clever front entry, while still maintaining loads of storage. A new shoulder strap adjustment system makes it easy to adjust, but without sacrificing any strength.

Check out the Palm Extrem in our web shop here

The Amp looks set to become an instant river running classic. Made with the same Comfy Flex form foam as the Extrem EV, but in an over the head vest style. It too features masses of storage, and the same shoulder strap system.

Check out the Palm Amp in out web shop here

The New Palm FX is a a simple yet stylish vest style PFD that offers bags of movement and comfort without breaking the bank. It features low profile panels to offer un-restricted movement and a slimline front pocket.

Check out the new Palm FX Vest PFD in our web shop here

Saturday, 17 October 2009

2010 Yak catalog

The new 2010 Yak catalog is now available for download from the Crewsaver website.

This years catalog features lots of the A.S staff and local crew. Check out all the top cags, dry pants, buoyancy aids and accessories they have to offer. Great kit at good prices.

Email the shop with as many names of the A.S staff and friends you can in the catalog and we will send the top scorer a free Yak gift.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Teignbridge Council litter pick

We helped out Teignbridge Council with a litter pick on the River Lemon near Newton Abbot last month. The guys and girls from Teignbridge Environmental services gathered together lots of junk and litter from the river bank.

Instructor Tom Klampfer lead the group and provided safety cover. He also got the team playing a bit of Polo with this rescued ball!

The Big Tidy Up! As it says on the shirt. Teignbridge councils Chris Braines, instigator of the day. Lots of junk, mostly plastic bottles, food wrappers and fishing tackle. The Perception Scooter sit on tops providied by Saddles and Paddles hireshop on Exeter quay did the job nicely for the none experianced mebers of the team.

The whole team enjoying the sun of Devon, a new sporting experiance and a very fine job of keeping our waterways clean, tidy and better for everyone.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

South West Canoe Show 2009 a great success

The South West Canoe Show took place this Saturday, and was an alround great success. The Weather forecast hadn't looked too promising, but in the end we had a fabulous day. The Sun shone almost all day, we had to put up with about 5 minuets of drizzle, and a few gusts of wind, but we couldn't have asked for much better really!
There was lots to see, with masses of exhibitors crammed in, all showing off their latest and greatest bits of kit, plus a small mountain of demo boats for people to try out.

Here's a quick photo run down of the day. Enjoy!

The mighty Hog Roast

New Palm Extrem

New Palm FX Vest

New Wilderness systems Commander

New Native watercraft Mariner

The New Liquidlogic Duex Coupe Sit on top

New Ocean kayak torque kayak motor

New 2010 Jackson kayaks All Star

New Brand, Kayak pro, with some fast touring/sea kayak racing boats

The whole Big dog Range on display

New Creek boat from Prijon

The new version of the Salto from Eskimo

Thursday, 1 October 2009

South West Canoe Show 2009; This Saturday!

Don't forget, its the South West Canoe Show this Saturday!
Don't forget folks that it's the South West Canoe Show this weekend, Saturday the 3rd of October. We've got a jam packed selection of everyones favorite paddling gear, boat manufactures, coaches, course providers, talks and the mighty Hog Roast!
As Usual its free to enter, and free to demo boats, all you need to do is fill in a demo registration form. Forms can even be downloaded from the website to make it all easier and quicker on the day. Not sure how to find the Show? complete directions are available on the website too. And for all the bargain shoppers out there, there will be the usual raft of goodies at unbelieveable prices, you can even check them out too on the website!