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Surfskis

Here at Ocean City we stock two great brands of ski.

CARBONOLOGY

Established in 2006 and based in South Africa- Carbonology have a passion for innovation, performance and value for money, providing top class product in a range of constructions and modern funky colours. At Ocean City, its important that we give people the opportunity to get involved with paddling and CS skis are available in glass construction or they are available in elite- carbon- super light and stiff. Carbonology support Hayley Nixon- the current world champion. Carbonology (CS) is owned and run by surfers and paddlers and its amazing to work with a company with heavy roots in ocean lifestyle.

THINK

THINK kayaks are world renowned for quality and performance and its fantastic to be able to offer THINK skis in partnership with THINK Kayak Europe. THINK were created in 2007 and ever since they have developed and redeveloped products to perform better and better. THINK are proactive at bringing paddling to younger people and THINK support several world champions including Sean Rice. THINK’s famous and world renowned ski is the UNO but there are many other models available to try. Here at Ocean City, its about what fits and works for you and for sure we will direct you toward a ski which is pitched at your level and a ski which can aid your immediate progressive journey.

Offering these two fantastic brands means there will be a ski which fits you and your needs.

Check out the following models we recommend however please note- all products are available- including spec skis, prone paddleboards and accessories.

 

CRUZE
Dimensions = Length: 18′ (550cm), Width: 22” (56cm). Capacity 50 – 120 kg

The Cruze is an entry level surf ski aimed at the beginner, recreational and fun segment of the paddling market. It features exceptional stability and comfort as well as some integrated features to reduce the barrier of entry into surf ski paddling. This is the most stable boat in the CS range. There is also a touring version available with watertight compartments.

The CRUZE is the ski we use for our tours. A great ski for beginners or an advanced paddler in the bumpy stuff. Touring version available with hatches.

Construction- Price: Epoxy Glass £1780 (Touring 1950) Epoxy Hybrid £2180 Epoxy Carbon £2480 

Available to order right now!

BOOST
Dimensions= Length: 19′ 6.2″ (595 cm), Width: 20″ (51 cm). Capacity 50 – 120 kg

The Boost is aimed at entry to intermediate paddlers who are looking for a ski that offers great run-riding capability, speed and handling without compromising its stability.

LV version also available

A great ski in which to progress and to develop those skills.

Construction- Price: Epoxy Glass £1780 Epoxy Hybrid £2180 Epoxy Carbon £2480 

Available to order!

VAULT

Dimensions= Length: 20′ (610 cm), Width: 18.11″ (46 cm). Capacity 55 – 80 kg

Inspired by the need for a fast, yet stable ski, the Vault allows non-elite racers the opportunity to achieve their best results. Boasting all the features of a top end racer, this ski also has great manoeuvrability, comfort and stability to take paddlers to the next level of their paddling. The Vault breeds confidence in all conditions and with confidence comes better results. This ski has already proved itself with rave reviews wherever tested.

A fantastic ski for all round paddling in UK waters especially if you are into solo paddling. Self rescue with ease with amazing downwind capability to stay ahead of the pack.

Construction- Price: Epoxy Glass £1780 Epoxy Hybrid £2180 Epoxy Carbon £2480 

Available to order right now!

PULSE

Dimensions= Length: 19′ 8″ (600 cm), Width: 17.32″ (44 cm). Capacity 55 – 80 kg

The Pulse surfski is an advanced racing ski designed for smaller, lighter paddlers. Its design has been optimised to reduce the wetted surface area and waterline drag. The hump has been lowered enabling an effective leg drive. Combine this with radical cutaways for one of the best catch entries and there is little wonder why this ski has already proved itself as a race winner. This Pulse surfski can accommodate paddlers up to 6 ft 4 in / 1.93 m.

Construction- Price: Epoxy Glass £1780 Epoxy Hybrid £2180 Epoxy Carbon £2480 

Available to Demo and order right now!

 

THINK ACE

Dimensions = Length: 18′ (550cm), Width: 22” (56cm). Capacity 130-240 pounds (60 – 110 kg).

Think Kayaks are always about the fun stuff. If three words could sum up this new craft it’s stable, fast, and fun!

At 22” wide the Ace is THINK’s most stable ski, but the sleek “swede” form means the Ace has the speed of a performance ski. The 18′ length is highly manoeuvrable, great for exploring along the coast line, or linking waves when you find the wind at your back. The gunwale is low beside the seat, making remounts a snap should the need arise, and the integrated carry handle makes off the water handling a breeze. For big fun on the water, the Ace is for you!

Construction- Price: Performance £2495 Elite £2995

UK Stock available. Demo coming soon

ZEN

Dimensions- Length: 18′ 4″ (560 cm), Width: 20.5″ (52 cm). Capacity: 110 – 220 pounds (50 – 100 kg)

The Zen is the Swiss Army Knife of high-performance paddling. First and foremost, it’s fast. Really fast. The length to width ratio is such that it can mix it up with the elite and competitive skis with confidence. The slightly shorter length reduces wetted surface area; the benefit being exceedingly quick acceleration.

Second is the stability. The Zen is very stable for a ski of this performance level. To go fast you need to be able to apply power. To apply power you need a platform that is confidence inspiring, letting you focus on maximum efficiency. The primary stability in the Zen lets you dig deep when you need to.

Thirdly, the Zen features the Gen3 ergonomics that really let you perform at your best. THINK’s footboard system adjusts in 5 mm increments, allowing you to find the exact position that fits you perfectly. The lower hump under the knees offers unrestricted leg drive, and the seat height is comfortably above the footwell, putting the paddler in a strong position.

Carry handles on the side of the Zen make for easy handling off the water. The DeBrito bailer in the footwell evacuates any water with a flick from your heel.

Construction- Price: Performance £2495 Elite £2995

UK Stock Available. Demo coming soon

 

THINK SIX

Dimensions= Length: 19′ 8″ (600 cm), Width: 19″ (48.25 cm). Capacity 120 – 230 lb (55 – 105 kg).

Fast, stable, efficient, comfortable! The Think Six is the direct result of our experience with the Zen and Ion, combining the best attributes of both to create an outstanding craft.

The design criteria required high initial stability, so the Six has a reasonably flat hull under the bucket and extending towards the stern (unlike the rounded design profile of the Evo). The rocker line is tuned to perform well in downwind conditions, without surrendering speed in the flats. The paddle entry cutaways remain close to vertical, minimising the amount of water entering the footwell in rough conditions.

In the ergonomics department, the Six inherits the extremely comfortable seat from the Gen 3 Ace. Slightly wider than earlier models, there is ample room for rotation and leg drive. The base of the seat is placed well above the footwell, with a low hump under the knees, creating a strong position to apply power.

The Think Six comes standard with bow and stern handles, side carry handles, quick-adjust footboard, Q-Powerline rudder line, and DeBrito bailer.

Construction- Price: Performance £2495 Elite £2995 Ultimate £3595

UK Stock available. Demo coming soon

 
THINK ION
Dimensions= Length: 21′ 1″ (642 cm), Width: 17.5″ (44.5 cm). Capacity 120 – 230 lb (55 – 105 kg).
The Think Ion is back as the high-performance all-star! With a new rocker profile, new seat and footwell, and new low profile deck, the ion is tuned to offer great speed, handling, and efficiency.

Whether in a howling downwind or on the mirror flats, the Ion is a true all-conditions advanced paddler’s ski.

One of the very important aspects retained in this forward design is the increased stability compared to an elite ski. This increase in stability allows the paddler to apply full power, even when conditions get testing.

The updated seat and footwell accommodate a greater range of athlete sizes, both tall and small. The seat hump is lower improving leg drive and rotation. The lower deck lines offer less windage and reduced weight. A DeBrito bailer takes care of any water in the footwell.

Construction- Price: Elite £2995 Ultimate £3595

UK Stock available. Demo coming soon

UNO
Dimensions- Length: 21′ 2″ (645 cm), Width: 17″ (43 cm). Capacity 110 – 195 lb (50 – 90 kg)
 

The Uno is the elite ski for the taller or smaller paddler that does not need the volume of the Uno Max. The new Uno is designed with lighter paddlers in mind, and has been put through it’s paces by World Champion Teneale Hatton, and U23 World Champ, Mackenzie Hynard.

If you want the absolute fastest ocean ski and you’re a light paddler you’ve found your match. The lower leg hump improves leg drive for shorter legged paddlers, and the reduced deck height greatly reduces windage. If you’re a bit heavier, but paddle primarily in flat to small conditions, the Uno remains an excellent choice.

The new Uno Max has already taken the win at the 2016 Euro Challenge, the 2016 All Wave Cup, and a podium finish at the legendary 2016 Molokai Challenge. There is simply no better all-conditions race winning craft for the elite paddler.

Construction- Price: Elite £2995 Ultimate £3595

UK Stock Available. Demo on request

Performance 15.5 KG (Individual models will vary in weight depending on dimensions)

Elite 12.5 KG (Individual models will vary in weight depending on dimensions)

Ultimate 11 KG (Individual models will vary in weight depending on dimensions)

PADDLES

THINK Powerwing Paddles Available in Stock. An amazing paddle for sea kayaking and Ski. Small/Medium but deep blades, allowing a powerful catch but allowing the paddler to maintain cadence over distance. High carbon content and corrosion resistant construction. Built for salt! 

Available in Stock. sizes: 198-208 208-218 £349.00 inc paddle bag

Carbonology Sport CS2. A Small/Medium blade size, perfect for smaller paddlers, touring, sea kayaking and for those favouring a higher cadence. The blades are carbon and the shaft has a high glass content allowing a forgiving flex. Corrosion resistant.

Available to Order. Sizes 208-218 or Custom £295.00

 

Carbonology Sport CS3. A Medium- powerful but useable blade. Allowing a powerful catch and solid power phase. Great for racing, training and downwind. The blades are carbon and the shaft has a high glass content allowing a forgiving flex. Corrosion resistant.

Available to Order. Sizes 208-218 or Custom £295.00

Euro Blades

Streamlyte Euro Blade Paddles

Streamlyte is a fantastic brand based and made here in the U.K. The shape of the Kinetic blades is an ultra classic and an ageless design. Streamlyte make their paddles really strong with tip reinforcement and a high carbon content. Demo paddles are available here at OC and paddles are custom made to your specifications.

Kinetic Tour. Available in crank/bent shaft with lever lock or straight flex with lever lock. A great blade for playing or for powerful paddlers that like a sensible cadence. 720cm2 surface area. Bent Shaft with lever lock: £330.00. Straight Shaft with lever lock: £314.50

Kinetic Tour S. Available in crank/bent shaft with lever lock or straight flex with lever lock. A great paddle for standard touring and expedition use. This blade has a surface area of 680cm2 which is larger than some blades from other brands measuring at 620 to 650cm2. However- the trick behind Streamlyte blades is the dihedral which gives the blades a super smooth power phase with minimum flutter, so they behave like a smaller blade. Bent Shaft with lever lock: £330.00. Straight Shaft with lever lock: £314.50

The straight shafts have 10cm of adjust and the bent shafts have 5cm. Paddle length will be dictated by paddler height, ape index, boat width and paddling style.