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Seattle Kayak and SUP Rentals, Sales, Classes - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Standup Paddle Boards ($15/hr) and kayaks ($14/hr for singles, $20/hr for doubles, $22/hr for triples) are available for rent or sale.
Mon-Friday we are open 10-8, last rental goes out at 6:30.
Sat & Sun we are open 9-6, last rental goes out at 4:30.
Reservations for rentals recommended in the summer, not taken on voicemail.

Our USED KAYAK, SUP AND GEAR SALE STARTS SATURDAY, SEPT 13TH AT 9AM! Here is the list of boats, boards, drysuits, and demo paddles we will be offering. Included is a list of new boats we have in stock that are on sale now.

We offer classes in sea and river kayaking, and standup paddle boarding. Check out our class schedule on the web.
Our Total Immersion Whitewater class is full for this year. 

Here is a link to our retail prices and specs for new kayaks and SUPs.

DRYSUIT  SPECIAL! Regularly $825, this brand new suit is only $625. It's a Mango and Black Goretex Front Entry Wm's small,  no dropseat relief zip, that has ankle gaskets instead of booties (the booties don't usually fit anyone who wears a Wms small). Will fit up to 5'2" or so.

Sea Trails Marine Maps are available again! These waterproof maps provide lots of info on access, tides and current, and note possible challenging areas to help you plan your paddling trips.

If you still have an old Captn Jack's Current Atlas, we now have the tables that go with it for 2014. They might be reprinting the Atlas this fall.

The Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie road will be closed mid-week starting 5/5, open from noon Friday to noon Monday, here's the scoop.

Our kayaks and boards are not allowed through the Ballard Locks. 

Our Hours:
Rental hours will shorten with earlier sunsets in Sept
April thru September 6th : Mon-Fri: 10AM-8PM; 9-6 Sat, Sun & Holidays
September 10th-Sept 20th: Mon-Friday 10-7:30
September 23-30: Mon-Friday 10-7, S&S 9-6
October Closed Mon and Tues, 10-6 Wed-Sunday
November thru March:
Closed Mon and Tues, 10-6 W,Th,Fr; 10-5 Sat & Sunday
March: Closed Mon & Tuesdays, 10-6 Wed-Sunday


Sales of Kayaks, SUPs, and Paddling Gear - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Looking for something to store and/or lockup your kayak or board? Check out these options.

We have lots of Werner Paddles, kayak and SUP, for you to tryout, from the $130 models on up to the $495 carbon foam-core bent shaft.
Make an intelligent choice for yourself by trying different lengths and styles.

 The Amundson Cross 11’0” is an exciting new design that truly bridges the gap in all around boards. Flat-water or waves, it can do it all. Replacing the popular
11’3”, this board is wider and thicker to offer more range. At 178 liters, it is big enough to carry most adults up to 200 pounds, are good beginner boards with lots of bouyancy and stability, and are still quick. $1195

The Source 11’6” at 32 inches wide, it is two inches wider than its predecessor, and significantly more stable.

This means more comfort on the water, so you can pay more attention to the scenery, even when it’s choppy. The outline and rocker work together nicely to keep this board tracking with speed, so you get to that next beach with ease. Suitable for riders up to 230 pounds. $1195

 

Come on down and try some out, along with a wide selection of paddles. Trying the boats/boards and paddles side-by-side will help you narrow down your selection. Here is a link to our retail prices and specs for new kayaks and SUPs.
Don't forget our everyday deal: buy a boat/board from us, and you get 15% off all your accessories for 6 months!

Check out our selection of Glacier Gloves  and NRS Gloves for any style of paddling-they are warm, comfortable, and grippy.

Necky Kayaks has the Rip 10'6" or Rip 12' boat that tracks well, has a large cockpit, and is very stable. If you are looking for a boat for short trips, or for dropping in off your bigger boat, this is a good one to try.

The 2013 models without a skeg are $100 off now!

Yearly Rental Pass. For those of you who want to paddle often, without the hassle of hauling your boat around (or even having one), this is the ticket.

Necky's Manitou Two is a recreational double with one large cockpit in the stern, to accommodate a child, the dog, etc, with a removable child's seat, and a standard cockpit in the bow. Each will take a sprayskirt for venturing out on choppy days.


Getting Here and Parking - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New construction on Lake Union here. You can turn on Westlake now, or go one block west of Westlake and turn on 9th Ave N to access Westlake.
Free parking on weekends and after 4pm Mon-Friday. Lots of the parking on Westlake Ave N is now metered from 9am to 4pm Mon-Friday only. All the parking facing the street is still free, with the rest going for $1/hour. For shorter times, you can pay in $.25 increments. Here is the map of the parking. We are on the upper right, under Jules Landing.
Here are some suggested routes to get to NWOC.

Bus Directions


New Metro #40 Route serving Westlake N

From UW, or Burke Gillman (Bus, walking or bike): The #32 takes you to Fremont, where you can walk south over the bridge, or take the #40 bus, which stops in front of our shop.The Burke Gillman Trail will take you over the Fremont Bridge. After you cross the bridge, the safest way to go is in the parking lot or path on the left (east) side. Driving, go West on 45th or 50th to Stone Way, South on Stone to 34th, right on 34th, take a left (South) on Fremont Ave, over the Fremont Bridge, left on Westlake just after the bridge. Go about a mile to the 1st stoplight, turn left into parking lot. We are below Armchair Sailor and Julie's Landing, which has a clocktower with a flag


Access Points and Destinations - Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Access points and destinations.  Here is a PDF of our Lake Union and Lake Washington maps.
The site for NW access points. Also available as an iPhone App to take with you.
Our kayaks and boards are not allowed through the Ballard Locks.

Our Hours - Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Rental hours will shorten with earlier sunsets in Sept
April thru September 6th : Mon-Fri: 10AM-8PM; 9-6 Sat, Sun & Holidays
September 10th-Sept 20th: Mon-Friday 10-7:30
September 23-30: Mon-Friday 10-7, S&S 9-6
October Closed Mon and Tues, 10-6 Wed-Sunday
November thru March:
Closed Mon and Tues, 10-6 W,Th,Fr; 10-5 Sat & Sunday
March: Closed Mon & Tuesdays, 10-6 Wed-Sunday


Northwest Outdoor Center 2100 Westlake Ave N Ste 1- Seattle, Wa 98109 1-800-683-0637 - 206-281-9694