Facing Waves Television Series Joins Eddyline Kayaks in the San Juan Islands


Heliconia, producers of Facing Waves–North America’s only paddlesport television series–is partnering with Eddyline Kayaks for an episode on location in the San Juan Islands.

Facing Waves with Eddyline Kayaks in San Juan

March 19th, 2014 - Heliconia, a leader in outdoors TV and WebTV production and distribution, is pleased to announce the partnership with Eddyline Kayaks for an episode of Facing Waves.  The episode will feature a paddling adventure with Eddyline Kayaks athletes while telling the stories of the people and history of the area. One particular attraction the Facing Waves crew hopes to capture is paddling with the orca’s that call waters of the San Juan Islands home.

Now entering its 3rd season of filming, Facing Waves is the first and only paddlesports TV series of its kind. Each 30-minute episode showcases the world’s top stand up paddling, sea kayaking, whitewater paddling, canoeing, and/or rafting destinations.

The Facing Waves episode in the San Juan Islands with Eddyline Kayaks is being filmed July 13th to 19th and will air in the United States on Universal Sports and Outside Television beginning in April.

“After building boats for so many years in the Skagit Valley and the San Juan Islands, we thought this project would be a nice way to give back to our friends and neighbors who make their living in this magical part of the world,” says Tom Remsing, Director of Sales & Marketing for Eddyline. “The episode will showcase the region as one of the world’s premier sea kayaking destinations, appealing to both the adventure paddler and the family looking to make their own adventure.”

Watch the Facing Waves trailer and learn more about the series at www.facingwaves.com

Facing Waves is a TV series that showcases top paddling destinations. To showcase your top paddling destination or brand as a Facing Waves episode sponsor, contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or brendan@helipress.com.


About Eddyline Kayaks: Manufacturers of premier touring kayaks and paddles since 1971 with Legendary Designs by Tom Derrer. Eddyline pioneered the use of Thermoform Technology to manufacture kayaks in 1996, which revolutionized the industry. Today, they are the leaders in building thermoformed kayaks designed for open water, fishing and recreation in an environmentally sound manner. Family owned, proudly handcrafted by American workers and supporting the local economy. Learn more at www.eddyline.com.

About Facing Waves: The Facing Waves television series is entering its 3rd season of filming. Broadcast on both Outside Television and Universal Sports, Facing Waves reaches one of the most sought after demographics in the adventure travel world: active, affluent, and educated professionals who love traveling and the outdoors. To showcase your top paddling destination or brand as a Facing Waves episode sponsor, contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or brendan@helipress.com.

About Heliconia: Since World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, Heliconia has been a leader in outdoors media production. Heliconia produces 5 outdoor television series that air on NBC Sports, Outside Television, and The World Fishing Network. See all of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com, or follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/helipress.

For more information call Amy Luscombe at 613 582 7154, or e-mail to: amy@helipress.com