Werner Blog

Whitewater Kayaking

A year of first, and a few returns.

This year I had many moments of “How did I get here?!” From standing on an SUP to a Starting Ramp at Creek Races, not only did I surprise myself but they became some of the more memorable moments of my comp ...

More read more icon
Kayak Touring

Gig Harbor Lighted Boat Parade

One of our favorite holiday traditions is paddling during the lighted boat parades. There are many to choose from here in the Pacific Northwest, this year we stayed close to home and attended the Gig Harbor Lighted Bo ...

More read more icon
Kayak Touring

Blind Captain’s Journey

It all started with a little splash of salt water, sounds of the crushing waves, silky sand on my hands, and the feel of wind and sun on my skin. My first memories of the ocean were when I was about 3 years ol ...

More read more icon
Canoe

Ted Baird Joins Werner Paddles

Over the years I have travelled some of the most rugged terrain on the planet by canoe. My passion for canoeing began at a very young age and developed into a borderline addiction. The Canoe is my only option to access ...

More read more icon
SUP

Team USA Takes Home Silver

This year I was asked to represent China for the 2018 ISA SUP World Championships as an athlete on Team USA. It has always been a dream of mine to represent my country on a global scale. When I was aske ...

More read more icon