ARE YOU AN OCEAN ACTIVIST?
Winners of the 2019 Paddle Expo Special Jury Prize for turning marine waste into new kayaks.
An estimated two million tonnes of our plastic waste reaches the ocean every year from rivers alone*. There is a growing tide of pressure and volunteering to clean up our beaches and oceans. And in this effort to recover what we have discarded in the sea we have found a resourceful partner. Rob Thompson found it unacceptable to burn or bury the plastic he was collecting with his group of activists when it can be recycled. With this goal in mind he developed a way to make old fishing nets, crates, buoys and bottles into a plastic that can be moulded again – and founded Odyssey Innovation.odysseyinnovation.com
Not only does this plastic collected from dives and beach cleans find a new life, but thanks to Islander Kayaks we can make it into fun sit-on-top kayaks … just the thing to get you out amongst the waves to appreciate the Great British coastline … and the ideal craft to help with the cause, collecting the plastic flotsam you find along the way!
*Nature Communications vol. 8 – River plastic emissions to the world’s oceans
Boasting impressive stability and great tracking via its strong stern keel, this is the perfect two or three man kayak that’s suitable for open water or inland paddling missions. The boat’s wide beam, wave piercing nose and water shedding deck all add to the versatility of the Paradise II design.Sitons.comParadise II
… completamente equipaggiato il Bolero si è rivelato un ottimo affare, stabile, veloce, comodo, un metro di lunghezza in meno rispetto ai classici seakayaks (ma non si sente)Alpin Action (Italy)Bolero