Liz Pallas-Jacobs

Liz Pallas-Jacobs
Location: Seattle, WA

  • Model paddled: Attack Whitewater Kayak.
  • Water that she paddles: Whitewater.
  • What she uses her yak for: River Running/Whitewater Trips.
Originally from Southern California, Liz Pallas-Jacobs grew up paddling whitewater kayaks in the surf near her home and during summer vacations on the rivers of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. She moved to Seattle in 2008 to begin working as an Air Traffic Controller. While not ensuring the safety of the skies, Liz spends her time paddling local rivers, snowboarding, hiking, working out and gardening. Liz owns several whitewater kayaks and a small raft, and some of her best memories have been on multi- day whitewater trips such as the Rogue, Middle Fork of the Salmon and the Deschutes rivers. Most of all, she likes spending time on the water with good friends and good Northwest beer.

Favorite AE Story:
The Attack kayak has been a great addition to my kayak fleet. It has made several trips down the Wenatchee, Green and Skykomish rivers, and last summer it escorted several different members of my group on a 5 day trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The Attack was great to have along on the trip because it appeals to both beginners and more advanced kayakers. I like paddling it because it is maneuverable enough for some light play boating, and the leg straps allow some advanced paddlers to be able to roll it. I feel comfortable letting beginners use the kayak on class III whitewater because it is stable and responsive. It was great to see new whitewater paddlers have a great first experience in the Attack on such a beautiful, remote and fun river.