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End of a 21 Year Partnership

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07.08.15

ENDLESS RIVER ADVENTURES AND WAVE SPORT KAYAKS END A 21 YEAR PARTNERSHIP

Bryson City, July 08, 2015 — The announcement  by Confluence Outdoor of moving the Wave Sport brand to Europe ends a 21 year partnership between Wave Sport and Endless River Adventures

While not unexpected, the announcement by Confluence Outdoors to discontinue the Wave Sport line in the United States hits Endless River Adventures at its core.  Over the years, the Wave Sport and Endless River Adventures brands have become synonymous.  Their partnership dates back 21 years to the day Chan Zwanzig walked into a nearly-empty new kayak store opening in the Nantahala Gorge.  “Buzzing off too much coffee and the adrenaline of having a vision,” Juliet Jacobsen Kastorff said, “the moment we met Chan it was immediately clear that we would charge hand-in-hand into an industry that even then seemed to be unbreachable for new companies.”

Sharing a commitment to whitewater kayaking went beyond just a corporate policy for both companies.  Many credit both companies with creating a passion for kayaking, addressing the need to change as the industry changed,  and most importantly - assembling a company team of dedicated whitewater  professionals. 

Over the years, the personalities of Wave Sport, the Jimmy Blakeneys, Erica Mitchells, Eric Jacksons, Tanya Shumans and Bryan Kirks would come together with Endless River Adventures- not just for bringing innovative boat designs to the industry, but for helping to create a paddling community with the likes of the Wave Sport Nantahala Open held every year on the Nantahala River. 

Jacobsen Kastorff said:“This reaffirms the need for Endless River Adventures to carry the torch for the whitewater kayak industry in the United States. We are a voice in the industry as it continues to evolve.  Our focus is always on making whitewater kayaking an integral part of the lives of our guests and our community.  We have always-and will always dedicate our resources to industry brands that share our same passion and innovative spirit.”

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