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Boat BarnYou won’t believe the deals we have on both new and used boats. During our Fall cleaning, some brand new kayaks were added to our “used” fleet category. New boat look, at used boat prices! Look for condition grade A+.
Paddling GearBe prepared with the right PFD, helmet, paddle, clothing, and footwear. Stay safe and comfortable all year round. From drytops, to helmets, we have the paddling gear you need.
FootwearHiking, running, and river play; we have footwear for it all! Teva, Ahnu, Keen, Chaco, Hoka One One, and Astral. With brands like these, you will find quality and functional footwear.
Meet Our Staff
Photo by Shannon Finch
Whitewater Kayak InstructorNative to the mountains of Utah, Shannon has been migrating to the Kern River every spring for the last decade. In 2010 Sierra South captured a piece of her heart and since then the Kern River has become her second home. Shannon is a certified kayak instructor through the American Canoe Association and enjoys sharing her passion of the river with new kayaking students from around the world. What does Shannon consider her most essential piece of river equipment? Kokatat Dry Top Staying warm and dry on the river is essential for safety and progression. When you are warm and dry you can stay focused on navigating complex river dynamics with confidence and when it comes to keeping kayakers dry, no one does it better then Kokatat.
Our Local Pros
Professional Extreme Kayaker
Your favorite kayaker’s favorite kayaker! Johnny Chase grew up in Kernville, California. In 2005, he hopped in a kayak during a multi-day rafting trip and came away thinking kayaking would never be for him. Five years later, at age fourteen, Evan Moore took Johnny to Salida, Colorado, for the Fibark whitewater festival. After watching and meeting so many amazing people in the whitewater community, he decided to give kayaking another go. Evan and Spencer Josif took Johnny under their wing and taught him everything else they thought he needed to know, which wasn’t much; paddle hard down the center and boof everything. In a few months, Johnny was running easy class V, and by his second year he was running some of the classic class V runs in southern California. After nine years of kayaking he has completed many of his dreams as a kayaker. The biggest of those dreams being: running Metlako falls, competing in the North Fork Championship, and Royal Flushing on the North Fork of the American. All tasks he once thought to be impossible are now some of his favorite memories. The Jackson Nirvana is Johnny’s boat of choice and has taken care of him through the biggest water most people only dream of running. The Nirvana is not only great for the professionals, but is a great option for beginners.
Professional Extreme KayakerBorn and raised on the Kern River; Evan doesn’t know life without rivers and kayaking. At 5 years-old, he was already a talented boater. Now at 23 years-old, he is known as one of the top paddlers in the world and running rivers only the best kayakers on the planet dream of. He recently completed the Royal Flush on the North Fork of the American River in California, which has only been done by a handful of talented kayakers. What is his boat of choice? The Waka Kayaks OG, a great kayak for running huge holes, winning races, and styling 100 ft. waterfalls. Tested and proven to be a game changing boat by some of the top kayakers in the world. Want to be like Evan? Check out the OG for yourself!