Summer is Here!

Sierra South is ready for the summer and the amazing water we will see on the river! We hope you find everything you need to get outside and start your adventure. We will continually be adding more products. If you don’t see what you want, please give us a call. Our customer service line is well-manned by paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, who are there to answer any questions you may have. Our brick-and-mortar outfitter’s store is centrally located, 3 hours from LA, in the river town of Kernville. With a view of the Kern River from our deck, you can shop everything that we have listed online and so much more!

 

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Boat Barn

You 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 Gear

Be 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.

Footwear

Hiking, 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.

NEW Werner Paddle Design!

Coming to Werner’s whitewater line, the Surge and the Strike bring a whole new meaning to river running. Comparable to the Odachi, these paddles offer fiberglass blades with high visibility gradient patterns, the same premium fiberglass people have trusted for years, and have a blade offset that will dramatically increase catch. The Surge and the Strike are high quality paddles at a great price.

Inventory is limited, so get your name on one today. Please contact us for any questions.

Only four Waka Kayaks left in stock!

Waka Steeze

$1350

With the Steeze, Waka has kept a creek boat nose with lots of rocker to keep you moving forward while cutting the volume off the tail. This enables the paddler to whippy up a storm and pivot turn everywhere they want.

Waka Steeze

$1350

With the Steeze, Waka has kept a creek boat nose with lots of rocker to keep you moving forward while cutting the volume off the tail. This enables the paddler to whippy up a storm and pivot turn everywhere they want.

Waka Stout

$1350

The Stout is a great choice for smaller paddlers under 175lbs. The Stout will still take care of you in bigger and wilder water, but in a size that a smaller paddler can easily handle. Equipped with easy to adjust outfitting.

Waka Tutea

$1350

The Tutea is set to be the leader of the pack for smaller paddlers. With the same smooth lines and rocker profile that made the Tuna the best creek boat on the market; the Tutea will build skills and confidence for the smaller paddler.

Meet Our Staff

Shannon Finch

Whitewater Kayak Instructor

Native 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

Evan Moore

Professional Extreme Kayaker

Born 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!

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Sierra South Mountain Sports... The Premier Outfitter.

Sierra South will celebrate its 35th year in 2019, as the premier outdoor adventure outfitter in Southern and Central California. Join us for world-class whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Wild & Scenic Kern River; lake kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding on Isabella Lake, and rock climbing in Sequoia National Forest.  We operate the oldest, largest, and most experienced whitewater kayaking school in Southern California.

We live and love what we do.  We would love to share it with you. It’s good for your soul!

Proud supporters of the Kern Valley River Council, the annual Kern River Festival, Keepers of the Kern, and Kern River Streambed and Park Restoration Project.

Phone  //  1.800.376.7303

Email  //   info@sierrasouth.com

Address

11300 Kernville Rd.

Kernville, Ca 93238

Kern River Flows  //  Upper SCE Lower COE

 

Go to sierrasouth.com to explore our

kayaking classes and rafting trips.

Hours of Operation

 

 

Store Open Daily

Daily // 8 am - 6 pm

Reservations

Monday - Friday //  9 am - 5 pm

 

Phone  //  1.800.376.7303

Email  //   info@sierrasouth.com

Address

11300 Kernville Rd.

Kernville, Ca 93238

Kern River Flows  //  Upper SCE Lower COE

Go to sierrasouth.com to explore our kayaking classes and rafting trips.

 

Hours of Operation

 

Store Open Daily

Daily // 8 am - 6 pm

Reservations

Monday - Friday //  9 am - 5 pm

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