Press Release: Kokatat

Paddlesports Leader Kokatat Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2021

ARCATA, CA – Steve O’Meara started Kokatat, then Blue Puma, in 1971 purely as a way to help get people out on the trails and waterways of Humboldt County. On...

Aniol Serrasolses Joins Kokatat

One of the most accomplished paddlers of our time, Aniol Serrasolses of Spain, has joined Team Kokatat. Serrasolses, of Catalonia, Spain, has been named Rider of the Year multiple...

Kokatat to celebrate 50th anniversary in 2021

As a way to help get people out on the trails and waterways of Humboldt County, Steve O’Meara started Kokatat, then Blue Puma, in 1971. On one fateful day...

Kokatat releases 5 Decades limited edition collection

In 1971, Steve O’Meara founded Blue Puma as an outdoor gear company to help get people in Humboldt County California outdoors. Soon after he renamed the company Kokatat as...

Kokatat announces major expansion of production and warehouse facility

ARCATA, California — Kokatat, the manufacturer of high-performance paddling gear, is undertaking a significant expansion of its manufacturing and warehouse capabilities – a move that will generate an estimated...

Duo Attempt Northwest Passage Record

On July 18th, two Canadian firefighters, Sebastien Lapierre and Olivier Giasson, will depart from Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories for Igloolik, Nunavut in an attempt to be the first team to kayak the Northwest Passage in...