CKS Paddlefest- Demos, Events, Fun
Paddlefest in Buena Vista, Colorado (May 24-27) is my favorite paddling event of the year. I love Paddlefest because there is so much opportunity to meet and paddle with people. Unlike competitive oriented events, the goal of Paddlefest is unique. Paddlefest is all about getting people out on the water, on products from a variety of companies, from accross paddlesports.
Paddlefest has free demos, instructional clinics and a huge sale at the CKS retail location in BV. The Buena Vista Town Pond serves as a flat water demo center where you can try out boards, paddles, and kayaks. Our team riders will be there all weekend helping people find the right board.
We will also have a river demo center where experienced SUP paddlers can try out one of our river specific specific designs or jump into one of our river surfing demos where you can try out river surfer or MVP and learn to surf a river wave. Team rider Mike Tavares will also be teaching more intensive river surfing clinics you can sign up for through RMOC.
At the CKS retail store I will be on the floor all day, all weekend long along with our rep Brian and National Sales Manager Ryan Guay answering your questions and helping you get set up for the season.
There are competitive events, live music and the Arkansas River is on its way up as I write this. Paddlefest is the best way to get your season started. Really hope to see you down in Buena Vista over Memorial Day weekend. -Mike Harvey, Salida, CO