kayak for surf
Posted by: sweejay on Aug-28-13 11:33 AM (EST) Category: Kayaks
Can anyone recomend a good kayak for surf and maybe a little paddling around on the sound side of the beach.
Years ago I used a friend's Frenzy and it was a blast on the waves. I think it was about 9 or 10 ft. long. Do they still make something similar.
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Drop the Hammer!|
Posted by: jesse59 on Aug-28-13 11:38 AM (EST)
I haven't paddled it yet, but these look like too much fun:
I hate these threads|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Aug-28-13 3:13 PM (EST)
...because I get to see more cool boats I should buy!
Dammit, wish they made a smaller one|
Posted by: pikabike on Aug-28-13 5:40 PM (EST)
Same old story, over and over again. If it were the right size, I'd demo it and be ready to buy in a heartbeat if it were suitable.
might be coming|
Posted by: NateHanson on Aug-28-13 8:36 PM (EST)
About a year after they released the Delphin, they released a smaller version. Maybe they'll do the same with the Hammer?
Posted by: angstrom on Aug-28-13 3:02 PM (EST)
If you just want to play in/on waves, and don't want to roll, a sit-on-top makes a lot of sense. Ocean Kayak is still in business:
Posted by: pblanc on Sep-01-13 9:05 AM (EST)
If you plan to do much surfing in beach break I think a sit-on-top makes a lot of sense. Ocean Kayaks seem to be very popular along the East coast (I have never owned one).
In 9 or 10'? Cobra Strike.|
Posted by: spiritboat on Aug-28-13 3:11 PM (EST)
Forget touring aspects--If you had fun on a bargette like a Frenzy, ,then step up to a Cobra Strike. It will give you more surf fun than the Frenzy did with more than enough straight going to piddle about in a sound. 'Course if you're now Sit-On-Top biased and want to fill a bunch of hatches with crap then look at something else.
Second the Cobra Strike|
Posted by: seadart on Aug-30-13 4:31 PM (EST)
Good beginner / intermediate surf boat. Good for just paddling around on the coastline. I usually surf waveskis now but keep my Strike around for when I want to explore the coast, surf on really small days, or introduce surfkayaking to visitors. I also own a Frenzy, which we use for guests. Strike is a pretty decent surf craft.
I thought the P&H Delphin 155RM was king|
Posted by: PHILIPJEDLICKA on Aug-28-13 8:31 PM (EST)
I have my eye on one just for surf...maybe I could use the excuse that it's for my daughter to go out on the water with me?
Hunt Johnson's Wave Witch Or |
Posted by: clydehedlund on Aug-30-13 6:13 PM (EST)
Any Waveski designs by Mike Johnson who surfs with the legend, Merv Larson.
Infinity Waveskis |
Posted by: seadart on Aug-30-13 6:48 PM (EST)
You are probably thinking of Infinity Waveskis shaped by Steve Boehne. Mike has certainly had input, but I think the best designs were actually Steve's. I had a ski made a couple of years ago, a short Mosquito/Stinger hybrid, it's my favorite ski. Not cheap and I think Steve seems to be mostly doing SUP stuff lately.
Wasn't there one called the Tako?|
Posted by: clydehedlund on Aug-31-13 2:12 AM (EST)
Many years ago? Yeah! SUPs have taken over from shore break to open ocean runs now. And it was only a few years ago, at an ACA convention at the Red Lion Inn in Vancouver, WA that Surf Kayaking was officially welcomed under the ACA umbrella.
Mako surf kayaks |
Posted by: seadart on Aug-31-13 12:48 PM (EST)
MIke Johnson kayaks are named Mako and there are several models now.
Posted by: franknc on Sep-01-13 7:42 AM (EST)
I like my Cobra Revision. Made specifically like a long board so it is a surf specific boat, but at 13 feet it is faster than the super short surf boats like the strike and the wave skis.
Compete With The SUPs|
Posted by: sing on Sep-01-13 7:53 PM (EST)
I have actually been thinking of picking up one to compete with the SUPs on small, small days (waist high and under).
Sing- also check out the Kaos|
Posted by: franknc on Sep-01-13 8:58 PM (EST)
I think the Kaos is great in two foot waves, but it is awful in flat water compared to the Revision.
Plenty Of Kaos|
Posted by: sing on Sep-01-13 10:48 PM (EST)
around some of the breaks I frequent. My longboard waveski does way better in the same waves.
Quick trip to Boston ..|
Posted by: seadart on Sep-02-13 2:40 PM (EST)
I'm giving a talk later this month, not much time in town though.
Posted by: sing on Sep-02-13 5:08 PM (EST)
Maybe catch a dinner or beer if you are in the downtown area.