At the beginning of the April, ACK was on TV. No, it wasn’t our first television ad or a breaking news story – it was during an episode of The Price is Right! We’re still waiting for the full episode to be released but for those of you who didn’t catch the clip on our social [...]
As seen in the Austin American Statesman: Over the years, the retailer — which stocks an assortment of camping, fishing and hiking gear, in addition to canoes and kayaks — has grown from a single location at 9705 Burnet Road in North Austin into a multi-store company, with a pair of locations in Houston and [...]
As seen on The Spring Observer: Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak is opening a new location in Spring. The new location will be the fourth for the company, which is a division of MSP Holdings. ACK currently has locations in Austin, San Marcos and Houston. The new store is slated to officially open Dec. 1. Read [...]
ACK’s very own Kristian Kolflat, Austin Store Assistant Manager and KATS Tournament Director, was interviewed by Pat Kellner of FishTattoo. In the interview, Kristian speaks on ACK, KATS and kayak fishing in terms of both the industry itself as well as his own passion for the sport. Read the full interview here. Pat Kellner is an [...]
As seen on 365ThingsAustin: Join Austin Canoe and Kayak for the most anticipated event of the year to demo over 90+ kayaks, canoes and SUPS. You can also attend a variety of outdoor adventure clinics. The Fall 2012 Demo Days are coming this weekend to Austin! Read the full article here.
As seen in Outdoor USA Magazine: Austin, Texas has adopted the unofficial slogan “Keep Austin Weird”, but Steve Messana and his brother Peter would like to change that to “Keep Austin Paddling” because that ‘s what they’ve been doing with their store since 2005. Read the full story here.
As seen in SGB Weekly: Viewing the employee profiles in the “About Us” section of Austin Canoe & Kayak’s online store at ACK.com, you are immediately struck by the portraits. The company’s three partners are not shown fishing from a kayak, floating down a river or dressed in a rash guard or PFD, but sitting at their desks beaming [...]
As seen in Community Impact Austin: Rack Boys opened inside Austin Canoe and Kayak’s storefront at 9705 Burnet Road, Ste. 102, in mid-February. Rack Boys launched in 2009 as a website and offers vehicle racks for bikes, canoes, kayaks and snow sports as well as installation services. Brothers Peter and Steve Messana and Chris Hackerd [...]
As seen in Lone Star News: Spring break couldn’t come soon enough for Grant Heatherly, a student at Texas State University in San Marcos. The 22-year-old history major from New Braunfels is also an avid saltwater angler. With a break from the books on March 12th, he joined a buddy near Bird Island, south of [...]