AQWA-D was formed on the combination of ideas of 2 friends Chris Murty and Steve Newsome, from different groups of the paddling fraternity. Both as thinkers and innovators, they are designing, testing and developing great gear specific to the water sports athlete. The ability to design based upon the specific constraints that other manufacturers have, they can design, construct, and sell in a quicker time frame.
Many ideas are taken from everyday life, training and paddling. Equipment is designed with the ability to increase paddling time, support safer loading and carrying, on water safety and functional enjoyment.