Built in the U.K., Performance Paddlesports is proud to be the US West Coast Distributor and dealer for Valley Sea Kayaks. The story of Valley Sea Kayaks goes back to the origins of sea kayaking as a sport. In 1972 Valley produced the first commercially available fiberglass sea kayak – the Anas Acuta, closely resembling a skin-on-frame kayak from West-Greenland. The need for more storage resulted in the Nordkapp, designed by Valley’s founder Frank Goodman for the 1975 British Norway Expedition. This expedition marked the beginning of modern sea kayak expeditioning and marked a watershed in equipment designed for the sport. The ‘DNA’ of the Anas Acuta and Nordkapp can be found in every sea kayak built today. Valley Sea Kayaks continues to innovate and their range of composite and rotomolded plastic (RM) designs are some of the finest sea kayaks available.