About the owner
Steve Whetman, founder of Whetman Equipment with a name like that had to get immersed in watersports!!
He has been paddling for over 30 years and gets on the water every week. Adventure kayaker, sponsored by various major paddlesports manufacturers for umpteen years, noted for extreme whitewater solo descents. In Latin America became an experienced raft guide & jungle guide, knotched up many real life threatening river rescues, managed an adventure company. Worked in paddlesport manufacturing for 15 years. Steve is a qualified Rescue 3 International Swiftwater Rescue Instructor & an accomplished off road motorcycle racer. His paddling these days is mostly at a variety of tide races around the UK & Brittany & on the rivers of Dartmoor.
Whetman Equipment Products
Whetman Equipment innovations evolve through identifying that something could be better, playing with ideas & materials and trying different gadgets in various scenarios, ever mutating the form until it spits out the top of the volcano of creativity.
Whetman Equipment products are either made in their own workshop in Devon, UK or made in Europe under license by experienced paddlesport industry partners.