Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) is excited to announce the return of its annual Fall Demo Day events. The event will Feature over 80 kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards, as well as educational clinics from industry experts, and special End of Season Pricing!*

Austin, Texas (August 10, 2018) – Outdoor retailer Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a brand of Summit Sports, LLC, announces the return of its annual Fall Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Demo Days & Outdoor Expo. New this year, a total of three events will be held, located around ACK’s physical store locations, with events in Austin on September 15th and 16th and Houston and New Braunfels on September 22nd and 23rd.

ACK’s bi-annual Demo Days are designed to provide both expert and novice paddlers with an opportunity to get out on the water and paddle over 80 kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards. ACK will also be offering up to 30% off select kayaks* with their end of season sale. This will include older model and discontinued kayaks, as well as some of the boats on the water at the demo.

“There is no one-size-fits-all kayak and that’s exactly why we host Demo Days. We want our customers to get a true feel for how a kayak paddles and what is comfortable for them,” ACK Director of Merchandising, Tom Rolls explains. “The best way to achieve this is to get out on the water and paddle a few options. Demo Days gives people the convenience of doing just that with a large selection of makes and models all at once.”

ACK Staff and Industry Experts and representatives from major paddlesport manufacturers will be there to assist with picking out the perfect kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard and answer any questions attendees may have, as well as hosting educational clinics throughout the day. Whether you’re deciding between boats or just getting into the sport, this is the perfect time for the whole family to come out, enjoy some sunshine and hit the water! A much anticipated event every year, ACK’s Demo Days have paired hundreds of adventurers with their perfect watercraft.

ACK’s Kayak Demo Days are held every spring and fall, and the event is free and open to the general public. Additional information and maps to each location can be found at

About Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK)
Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) is an award-winning paddlesports and outdoor retailer dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, product selection and expertise. ACK is based in Austin, Texas area, operating its e-commerce store at and five physical locations in Austin, San Marcos, Spring, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas.

About Summit Sports LLC
Summit Sports LLC owns and operates a number of outdoor action e-commerce sites, including,, and along with nine physical stores in Michigan and Texas. Summit Sports is committed to offering best in class action sports shopping experiences both in-store and online by providing one the largest selections of quality outdoor gear brands, extensive resources and knowledge.

Contact Information:
Andrea Heck
Marketing Manager

*Excludes Hobie and Wilderness System products. Other exclusions may apply.