A Spring for the Record Books!
It's official, we've got us a groundhog on the local weather team. Ol Pux coudn't have been more off. The third warmest Mach on record and April has been even better. I can't recall an earlier more abrupt end from winter to spring in this region ever, definitely has made for an early start to paddling season.Lots of good things happening, The Mora/Snake River Race (5/1) is just around the corner and is always a great way to kick off the season. http://www.snakerivercanoerace.org/ The Des Plaines Canoe and Kayak Marathon (5/16) http://www.canoemarathon.com/ and a brand new event out of Gordon, WI "Go with the Flowage" (5/22) http://www.gordonstcroixflowage.com/news-and-coming-events-1
Aside from being the only shop in the entire region carrying and stocking all the best makes & models of surf skis, Superior Surf Systems LLC is now the Upper Midwest's distributor of Think racing and fitness kayaks. These are some of the most versatile, well designed boats on the water with the Fit and Evo models, in particular, appealing to many new comers from traditional sea kayaks
Superior Surf is expecting its first load of Outrigger Canoes to arrive from Outrigger Connection late May/early June, if you are looking for anything as far as OC-1's or 2's, please contact us soon as its better to think ahead on these if you are serious about wanting one this season.
We have designed our own boat rack called the "SlickRax" it will carry any of the skinnier performance hulls safely and securely with more ease, more protection, and more efficiency than any other rack on the market. Bonus, its designed, built and sold right here in NE Minnesota. more info and photos posted on the site by May 1st.
Planning to come out with more and better sport specific equipment soon. Keep watching!
There will be plenty of opportunities to explore the new and burgeoning sport of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) in the Duluth area, watch for more info on this and try keep July 10th open for a SUP festival on Fish Lake.They're coming...
Lots to be looking forward to as spring bursts forth. Get out and get wet!