About Me

Hey, I’m Kris.

My love of all things paddling began as a kid in Louisiana. I grew up like any good Southerner, fishing with my dad on the Calcasieu River, canoeing down the Ouiska Chitto River with friends on weekends, and camping down at the Indian Creek Reservoir every summer.

My adventures gave me more than just a perpetual tan; they gave me a lifelong love of kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and everything that comes with being on the water.

These days, I’m all grown up and living in Austin, TX where I’ve been re-connecting with my outdoorsy roots. One day, as I was kayaking down Lady Bird Lake gazing up at the city skyline, I realized that I wanted to help other people fall in love with the water just like I did.

Kayaking offers amazing benefits to those who choose it as a hobby. It keeps you active, provides much-needed relaxation, does wonders for your mental wellness, and — oh yeah! — did I mention it’s a super pet- and kid-friendly pastime?

This site was born to provide fellow experienced and aspiring kayakers with the info and reviews they need to get out on the water! Ready to start your paddling journey? Check out my Best Kayaks of 2020 and let’s get going!

Want to follow my kayak adventures? You can also follow me on Instagram at @krisinakayak.


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