Surf boat wanted

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As heading, I'm 6'4 and 15.5 stone with kit, beginner to surf boats but been paddling off and on for years, used to paddle competitive slalom so an i. c boat or similar would be great, will pay good money for right boat, can travel to pick up so pm me if you've got something.

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Hi mate (tried sending you a PM but it won’t leave my outbox for some reason).

I got a Mega Scarab (composite) that I just this week thought of selling. Its a HP but it’s super fun and in good nick for it’s age - I can send pics if you’re interested... I’d say £350 is probably a fair price for it. Like I said if you want pics, I’ll fire some over.

Chat soon

Nath

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the log wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:08 pm
As heading, I'm 6'4 and 15.5 stone with kit, beginner to surf boats but been paddling off and on for years, used to paddle competitive slalom so an i. c boat or similar would be great, will pay good money for right boat, can travel to pick up so pm me if you've got something.
This might be a rookie question, but what is the main difference between a surf kayak and a regular river kayak? I've never kayaked on the ocean before.

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fullsend wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:03 pm
This might be a rookie question, but what is the main difference between a surf kayak and a regular river kayak? I've never kayaked on the ocean before.
Quite a lot really.

River kayaks are essentially designed to look after you in a hostile environment, whereas a surf kayak is designed to offer optimal performance in the surf.

This page has some pretty decent info on the makeup of a surf kayak

River boats are a great place to start in the surf but as your skills progress you will soon find the limitations of the boat and will probably want something that can perform a bit better.

You can't do this in a river boat ;)

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Ian has done a good video on the differences too.


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