DAVE’S PADDLING TIMES

April 1, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:
General News & Notes:

Events & Programs:

Check River & Lake Levels

Press Reports & More

Kayak Rental:

New & Used Kayak Sales & Information:

Jackson Kayaks:

General Equipment News:




Notes From Dave:





It’s no joke! We have 400+ new & used kayaks waiting for you. From $1,899.00 to $175.00 we have what you want to paddle at a good price. Call Dave to come and see your next kayak. New kayaks come with full manufactures warranty, our gently used have been in our instruction/rental fleet and have many years of enjoyment in them. 214-629-4794



Our summer staff have been in training – we are excited to have new people and some returning from last year. Our staff will get you on the water paddling in no time. Our rental hours are still by appointment right now BUT weekend hours and then full-time hours are just around the corner. Want to rent a kayak – give us a call 214-629-4794.



We are scheduling classes for the spring & summer. This will be a great paddle season.

2017 QuickStart Kayak Classes:

5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/12, 8/26, 9/9, 9/17.

Pet Appreciation Day: 6/3 & 8/5

More classes & events will be scheduled soon!







15% OFF MSRP ALL 2016 NEW JACKSON WHITE WATER KAYAKS ~ Limited Time Only!

The 2017 Jackson Kayaks have arrived! This means we are clearing out all 2016 models. A great time to pick up a first, second or third kayak. Wayfair Come see what we have to offer.





2017 Stand-Up-Paddle-board yoga program in partnership with Sunstone is back. If you are interested in more information check our Facebook page or check back here for updates. Schedule to post soon.





2017 RESCUE DOG REHOMING PROGRAM. Allows folks to meet and greet these dogs in a natural and playful environment. We want to help adopt as many “paddling pups” as possible to good homes.





SPECIAL NOTE:2017 KAYAK RENTAL PROGRAM HAS STARTED! We offer a large fleet of rental kayaks at prices you will not believe. Hours are:

NOW – BY RESERVATION ONLY 214-629-4794
MAY 20, 2017 – Saturday & Sunday 9 to 5
May 20, 2017 – Monday – Friday 9 to Noon
TBD – Full time Monday – Sunday TBD
Reservations are recommended for all rentals call 214-629-4794

We feature Jackson Kayaks! We also have other brands including our KI line of kayaks. Rentals include recreational, touring, whitewater, fishing, tandem, canoe and stand-up-paddle board. All rentals include paddle, PFD, whitewater rentals include skirt & helmet.



We are selling used rental and instructional fleet kayaks at reduced prices. We have our own KI line of kayaks, Jackson Kayaks and more. Paddles, PFDs & more new & used equipment. What are you waiting for… 214-629-4794.







Note: We NEVER share our client information with other companies, groups or organizations!



KEEP CHECKING THIS NEWSLETTER & find us on FACEBOOK for the latest Kayak Instruction news!

See you on the water ~ Dave




RENTALS – KAYAK & PADDLEBOARDS:

SPECIAL NOTE:2017 KAYAK RENTAL PROGRAM HAS STARTED! We offer a large rental fleet of kayaks at prices you will not believe. Rental Hours are:

NOW – MAY 19, 2017 – BY RESERVATION ONLY 214-629-4794
MAY 20, 2017 – Saturday & Sunday 9 to 5 May 20, 2017 – Monday – Friday 9 to Noon TBD – Full time Monday – Sunday TBD Reservations are recommended for all rentals just call 214-629-4794


Featuring Jackson Kayaks! We also have other brands including the KI line of kayaks. Kayaks choices include recreational, touring, whitewater, fishing, tandem, canoe and stand-up-paddle board. All rentals include paddle, PFD, whitewater rentals include skirt & helmet.

OUR “RENT TO PURCHASE” program is in effect; this is a “try before you buy”. We will apply one rental fee to any NEW or USED kayak when purchased within 30-days of the rental date. Ask for more details.

RENTALS: You can pick your own paddling location for white water, flat water or paddleboards. See KAYAK RENTAL PAGE. CLICK HERE or call for reservations 214-629-4794.




EVENTS & PROGRAMS:


Our 2017 calendar of classes will be updated soon.

QuickStart Your Kayak Classes:

6/3, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/12, 8/26, 9/9, 9/17.

Pet Appreciation Day: 6/3 & 8/5/2017

Look for our Party Plans & more in 2017




JACKSON KAYAK:


2017 KAYAKS ARE HERE! Jackson Kayak’s reputation is well earned. We are proud to be an authorized dealer, offering the entire Jackson Kayak line! From white water, flat water, fishing, children/youth & SUPs we have the kayak to fit your needs. Ask us about a FREE test paddle!




SPECIAL NEWS:


JACKSON KAYAK has partnered with the ACA to allow ACA instructors to pro deal Jackson Kayaks for use in their instructor program. Contact Dave Holl for more information & to purchase under this program. 972-412-7691






WE ARE AUTHORIZED A JACKSON KAYAK DEALER FOR TEXAS, NEW MEXICO & OKLAHOMA!

OKLAHOMA PADDLERS can contact Randy at 918-812-2596 with any of your product questions.

NEW MEXICO PADDLERS can contact Dave at 214-629-4794 with any of your product questions.

SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES to TEXAS, NEW MEXICO & OKLAHOMA! Ask for details.

NATIONWIDE FLEET SALES: Kayak Instruction is now working with professional outfitters, schools, churches and other institutional programs to supply affordable high quality fleet equipment. We offer FLEET SALES & LEASES ~ Call us for more information! 214-629-4794




EQUIPMENT NEWS:


YOU CAN USE PAYPAL to purchase Kayak Instruction gift certificates, pay for a class or equipment & use a certificate or credit all on on-line. CLICK HERE



2017 KI LINE OF KAYAKS HAVE ARRIVED!

KI MODELS – Our high quality kayaks include, fishing kayaks, recreational, touring, sit on top kayaks & canoes. We will have you on the water fishing, enjoying a run down the river or a paddle in the lake fast and affordable. With built in storage compartments, on top storage, accessories & more you will enjoy your time on the water.

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF ACCESSORIES for all our kayaks so you can customize to your own specifications.

ON-LINE STORE: Visit our on-line store to see all our models.



SALE/CLEARANCE KAYAK INVENTORY LIST: This list is updated on a regular basis. We offer great prices and an even better selection. CLICK HERE




Try before you buy - call us with any questions &/or to schedule a test paddle. 214-629-4794




DEALERSHIP RELATIONSHIPS:



We are an authorized dealer for the following companies:

JACKSON KAYAKS ~ Dealer for TEXAS, NEW MEXICO & OKLAHOMA. We offer the full line of Jackson Kayaks.

AQUA BOUND PADDLES ~
FREEDOM HAWK KAYAKS ~
IMMERSION RESEARCH ~
KI KAYAKS ~
KI PADDLES ~
MTI PFDs ~
ORION COOLERS ~
SEALSSKIRTS ~
STOHLQUEST ~
WERNER PADDLES ~
YAKIMA ~

WE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE PROPER EQUIPMENT for great paddling. Call: 214-629-4794 with your equipment needs.




RIVER FLOWS & LAKE LEVELS!


RIVER LEVELS:

Ft. Worth District Reservoir Control Office

American Whitewater River List

White Rock Creek

Trinity River @ Dallas

Paluxy River @ Glen Rose

Middle Bosque River Near McGregor

LAKE LEVELS: Texas Lake Levels .




SPECIAL DEALS AND DISCOUNTS:


ACA MEMBERSHIP HAS MANY BENEFITS – One of the benefits is that ACA members now receive their choice of one of the four paddling magazines published by Rapid Media. Members choose form ADVENTURE KAYAK, CANOEROOTS, KAYAK ANGLER or RAPID. For more about ACA membership CLICK HERE



SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES to TEXAS, NEW MEXICO & OKLAHOMA for new kayak purchases! Ask for details.



NOTE: WE DO NOT SHARE information with other companies or groups about our students or the groups we work with. Even our special partners do not receive any identifier information.




PRESS, PRAISE & MORE:


We appreciate the story that the Rowlett Lake Shore Times did! Click Here for a quick look.







GONE WITH THE WIND: As most of you know by now the Kayak Instruction Facility was hit by one, or more, of the tornadoes that landed in the Rowlett, Garland, Texas area on December 26th. We are rebuilding, expanding & growing.

We had some media coverage during the storm clean up. Great example of how much help we had from volunteers.





Channel 33:





Channel 5:

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This video clip shows the damage the day after the tornado hit. At 43 seconds in you can see all the kayaks and what is left of two of the buildings… as the video continues you can spot kayaks for miles. Many were recovered.



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The City of Rowlett honored us with a Proclamation to acknowledge our Keep Texas Beautiful Award for our Free Kayak Rental for a Bag of lake Trash program last summer. It also acknowledged our supporters who made the program so successful.

We are proud to be part of Keeping Rowlett Beautiful & a community that works so hard at making the environment better for everyone.






KEEP TEXAS BEAUTIFUL AWARD GIVEN TO KAYAK INSTRUCTION FOUNDATION, INC. The Keep Texas Beautiful Civic Organization Award recognizes contributions by civic organizations supporting the Keep Texas Beautiful mission.

The First Place Award for Innovation was presented to Keep Rowlett Beautiful Board Member, Dave Holl, founder and President of Kayak Instruction Foundation, Inc., in recognition of his "Free Kayak Rental for a Bag of Lake Trash" program based at Paddle Point Park in Rowlett. The tremendously successful program to clean litter from the lake shore was conducted by Mr. Holl, his family, Boy & Girl Scouts, individuals, and Keep Rowlett Beautiful volunteers….

Thank you to everyone who helped with cleaning the lake last year!



Check out our latest YouTube posting! Kayak Instruction on The Dallas Wave CLICK HERE




CONGRATULATIONS KELLY! Our own Kelly Gossett was recognized by the ACA with the 2013 Joe Pina Volunteer of the Year Award. Kelly runs the New Mexico Kayak Instruction. Kelly has developed a program that teaches adults & children with autism spectrum disorders & other disabilities how to kayak. Read more about Kelly and his great programs… Click Here

We are very proud of the work Kelly does…. Thank you Kelly.



TAKE A LOOK at these YouTube clips… we had fun making them!

Trinity Talk

Roll Race

Trinity Slide

THANKS TO A STEAMS & VALLEYS NEWSLETTER for posting these clips.



KAYAK INSTRUCTION WAS FEATURED in Dallas Morning News article titled “Rowlett Hopes Park Projects Enhance Its Lake Identity” We are very pleased to part of the story. Read More




DURING THE WEEK LONG SUMMER CAMP with Plano Parks & Recreation a video was shot & was shown on the Plano Cable Network. We are proud to have been a part of this program. VIEW HERE




 

SEND US YOUR QUESTIONS, general or specific to be answered in this forum. Email Dave


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