Wesley's Wild World of Kayaking & the Jackson Action Wagon (JAW)

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Monthly Archives: September 2007

WOW, I thought the Gauley was big…

If you thought the waves on the Gauley were big, Check out this video of EJ, Nick, and Joel on Niagara Gorge! http://www.jacksonkayak.com/jkvideos/200709271.mov Yee Haw!!!

Still High on Life from the Gauley!

Well it’s been 5 days since my PFD of the Lower Gauley in a Kayak and I am still on cloud 9!  What an incredible day on the river with a great group of friends!! Here is a link to a video that best describes how I am feeling from running the Lower Gauley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J40rLaARx00 The full trip report [...]

Inspirational Thoughts from Jansen Weatherly

We… We belong to the best. There is no time… to rest. We… always go straight ahead. Never turn back. Facing the goals… we reach! Rock on Jansen!  Have a nice day World Kayak folks!

Grab your kayak. It’s GO time!

For anyone who did not get to meet the true Activities Expert at Gauley Fest this past weekend, below is a link to his great whitewater kayaking instructional video… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6tquM7FRx8 Jansen Weatherly is the man!!!  Make sure you check out his other great instructional videos at www.grabyournuts.com . Enjoy!

Kayaktoberfest on the Nolichucky River

Rushing Water Outfitters (RWO) and the J.A.W. – http://worldkayakblogs.com/wildwildwes/the-jaw/ - are teaming up again for the first end of the season paddling event in our region – Kayaktoberfest!!!  Come one and all to celebrate the fall colors on the Noli with some fellow paddlers (PRAY FOR RAIN!). When: Friday & Saturday, October 19-20, 2007  Schedule of events: Friday -  RWO [...]

The J.A.W. will be M.I.A. from the F.H. Pool Session Tonight

The JAW and I will not be at the pool session tonight (9-25-07).  I am still unpacking from the huge weekend at Gauley fest and my car needs an oil change.  I’ll see you next week!  Until then, stay tuned to my blog for my epic trip report from our incredible weekend at Gauley Fest! [...]

There’s Going to be a New Hero Out on the River Soon!

  Hot off the presses from the Jackson Kayak web site…  Check out the link below for the redesign of one of the best boats in the JK fleet, to learn to kayak and river run! http://www.jacksonkayak.com/kayaks/product.cfm?product=heroseries This redesign is looking very impressive!  I can hardly wait to see one in person.  I will get [...]

Gearing Up for Gauley Fest 2007!

That’s right… It’s already that time of the year for all of us paddlers to meet up at the biggest paddling festival of the year in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia!  I love the state of WV, because it has not only some of the best paddling in the Eastern USA, but also the state [...]

You are Cordially Invited to the Most Extreme Race in the Sport of Kayaking

Click on the link below to sign the guest list and to see who else is coming to the 12th Annual Green River Narrows Race. http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?event=SWWGBWAAZYMBHJLORUCX&inviteId=IQWMDNKYFEXORZMJFNFK&showPreview=false&x=949626993 The event is sure to be one of the biggest highlights in your kayaking year, whether you are spectating or participating.  Check out the link below to my trip [...]

Move Over Heehaw Jones… There are some New International Kayaking Idols on the Rise!!!

That’s right, you have heard it here live at World Kayak today.   Two paddling friends and I are headed out of the country to Mexico for our own “Mini-version” of Hotel Charley, which is code for Hard Core FYI.  Out of honor and complete respect to all parties involved with the Hotel Charley series and [...]