Kayak Pro Shop to open soon in Pelham

Published 4:57 pm Monday, November 11, 2019


PELHAM – A new kayaking and fishing store is coming to Pelham with a grand opening set for the end of November in the Pelham Promenade.

“The Yak Shak” will offer premium paddlesport options for kayakers and anglers of all ages. Owners Allen Norris and Jessica Ray noticed the increasing participation in kayak fishing and as angler enthusiasts themselves, they saw a need to fit the demand and provide to the community around the sport.
“We want to be great for Pelham and all of the surrounding areas,” Norris said. “Our store will provide local access to certain kayak brands with the benefit of avoiding high freight costs, and we want to continue to be advantageous to the paddlesport and kayak fishing communities throughout the life of the company.”
The Yak Shak will carry FeelFree and 3 Waters Kayaks as well as Badfish stand-up paddleboards. Additionally, they have fishing and clothing brands such as Big Bite Baits, Line Cutterz, AFTCO, Heybo and much more.
The store’s Grand Opening Celebration is set for Saturday, Nov. 23 with festivities planned from 12-5 p.m. Located at 2649 Pelham Parkway, The Yak Shak joins the Pelham Promenade with Sarris Cafe, Gifted and The Oak Mountain Hobby Store just to name a few.
Since its inception, The Yak Shak has joined the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and has become a member of the Cahaba River Society. Norris says there are many more plans to stay involved locally.

“We want to serve as a means to empower the kayaking community around central Alabama, and it is our goal to be the go-to destination for top-of-the-line kayaks, accessories and apparel throughout the region,” Norris said.

Whether you are new to the sport or need a fresh perspective on the industry today, The Yak Shak team will be there to help out and answer questions.

For more information on The Yak Shak, visit the store online at Theyakshak.com, or you can give them a call at 767-3201 and work with them by appointment up until the grand opening.