MARTIN STRAKA

Passions: White water kayaking, Hiking, Multi-day rafting with his family, Playing guitar with The Wigs
Home Base: Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand
Previous Paddling Destinations: Abel Tasman NP, Hawkes Bay, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Islands, Nelson Lakes NP, Lake Taupo New Zealand
Planned Destinations: Marlborough Sounds, Fiordland NP
Area of Expertise: Adventure kayaking
Kayaking Experience: Intermediate -25 years white water kayaking, 5 years sea kayaking
Languages Spoken: Czech, English

Martin has been paddling his TRAK since 2013 and he says that it has provided him with the unique experience of happiness, speed and freedom – in that order. Martin has had his TRAK on many trips in the car trunk and though he doesn’t always end up using it, it is never a burden to bring along. He says: “It’s easy to travel with! It doesn’t require a roof rack, there is no checking on your kayak and no need to secure it. When the car is packed, I like having my TRAK in my roof box instead.” Martin is starting a new business with inflatable kayaks and looks forward to promoting TRAK in his area and being part of the global TRAK Team! He has been in the boating and inflatable kayak business for many years and has a good understanding of the value offered by TRAK. Meet Martin, our New Zealand TRAK Pilot!