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 […]
As seen in Texas Saltwater Fishing: Hi, I’m Cade. I’m just your everyday do it yourself kind of guy with a great passion for the outdoors. Like many of you, I have often found myself a little lost when planning a fishing trip to a new area. Well, break out your hook-N-Line Fishing map and […]
As seen on Bronto.com: Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) believes their success is the result of “unwavering customer service and a dedication to and love of outdoor exploration.” This customer-centric approach has made ACK a trusted brand and go-to source for paddlesports enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. As ACK has evolved and grown, email has become […]
As seen in SGB Weekly - Peter, along with his brother Steve, acquired Austin Canoe & Kayak, a specialty retailer based in Austin, TX, in 2005. Together they have led a path of success from a small, single brick and mortar business into a three store chain with a highly acclaimed internet presence. Click here to read the full story.