Product Reviews

The latest surfski product reviews from around the globe. 
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Sunday, 09 November 2008 08:34 | Written by
During September I was lucky enough to have a brand new Custom Kayaks Synergy surfski to play with while its owner Billy Harker was overseas.  Thanks Billy!  This is what I found.
Saturday, 11 October 2008 05:28 | Written by
The latest in the highly popular Garmin Forerunner series is the 405. How does it stack up against its predecessors – from a paddling perspective?
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 04:17 | Written by
A New Generation Double: The Custom Kayaks Apex With time we will look back on the decade from the mid nineties to the mid noughties as a time when new boat design was caught up in an indecent flurry, aggravated by the scrapping of the ICF kayak width rule. In…
Saturday, 21 June 2008 14:10 | Written by
The new Fenn Mako Elite has now been out for, what, 8 months?  And, like others, I've been looking for a thorough review of the ski but haven't seen one.  So, exercising fiduciary irresponsibility, I went ahead and purchased one before I had seen or paddled it.  Fenn Mako Elite…
Sunday, 27 April 2008 04:28 | Written by
[Editor: Adventurer, writer and highly experienced paddler Brandon Nelson wrote this review of the Think Legend surfski. Their blog is at] Heather and Brandon Nelson (Pic:
Wednesday, 06 February 2008 03:29 | Written by
Red7 recently sent us one of their new Surf70 Pro skis to try out.  I've found it a fast boat with exceptionally good downwind characteristics.  After paddling it in two races and about fifteen downwind runs (some in extreme conditions) here's my view from the cockpit... The Red7 Surf70 Pro…
Sunday, 04 November 2007 09:06 | Written by
Naming a surf-ski after a mass executioner from Bolivia might seem a bit weird. Once the Cuban revolution was won he ordered the execution-without-trial of hundreds of prisoners at the La Cabaña Fortress prison in Havana as Castro's "Supreme Prosecutor". But almost everyone who celebrates the freedom fighter seems to…
Wednesday, 05 September 2007 17:07 | Written by last reviewed the Knysna Kayaks Robberg Express in April 2006 and at the time we had a couple of reservations about the ski -in particular, in choppy water the cockpit filled with water.  I've spent the last few weekends paddling the updated model and found it much improved.  
Friday, 03 August 2007 20:00 | Written by
[Editor: Canadian Chris Nagle sent us this review of the Think Evo ski.  Think Kayaks is based in Vancouver, Canada, while the skis are manufactured in China. Many thanks to Chris for the review.]
Friday, 20 July 2007 17:00 | Written by
Red7 brought the first examples of an all-new surf ski design to Durban for the 2007 ARB World Cup.  Red7 CEO Peter Mote asked me not to take any photos as the skis were not production grade...  But I received a selection of images via email today - the secret…
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