With winter quickly fading and the inland waters starting to open up, there has been a definite uptick of interest from those looking to get into a surfski this summer. Among the positives from COVID-19, has been the increased interest in outdoor recreation. Bikes and boats were hard to come by last season, and the trend appears to be continuing through this year. I wanted to share a list of the boats I currently have in inventory (both used and new) as well as what I have coming from Epic Kayaks in the May timeframe.
If you want to secure something now, please reach out to me, I suspect that the limited inventory I have will go fast.
In Stock Now
GPX Ultra / $2,995 / 27 lbs / Qty 1 (New)
This is the ultimate kayak for the paddler who enjoys being on the water for touring and light fitness and is tired of breaking their back carrying a 60 lb boat to the beach. If you enjoy kayaking, it is not worth the risk of breaking your back just getting your boat to the water. This is the kayak you probably didn’t know existed, but once you own it, you won’t know how you ever lived without it. Read here for more details and specifics on the dimensions
Nelo 550 WWR / $2,795 / 28 lbs (New)
The Nelo 550 is an intermediate level surfski. This one is lightly used so has been marked down $700 off retail. At 18 feet long the Nelo 550 is a nimble boat that offers good stability for an intermediate paddler and is an absolute blast to paddle in waves. This boat would be an excellent downwind boat for an experienced surfski paddler. It would also work well for a young and ambitious beginner, or a strong athlete who will focus primarily on flat water.
Epic V10L 2nd Gen Performance / $1,895 / 34 lbs (Used)
This surfski is an amazing deal for the right paddler. It has less than 10 hours on the water and is almost 1/2 the price of a new one. This is an advanced surfski designed for a smaller paddler (less than 165 lbs ). It would make an excellent boat for an athletic female paddling flat water or a teenager up for a good challenge.
Epic V10 2nd Gen Ultra / $3,495 / 27 lbs (Used)
This surfski has only been used one season and is in perfect condition. The V10 2nd Gen is a legendary boat offering one of the best stability to speed ratios ever achieved. I paddled this boat last summer and recorded several PRs. It is a great boat for an intermediate paddler who wants to go faster on the flats and challenge themselves a little bit more in the waves.
Boats Scheduled for May Delivery
V5 Rotomolded / $1,545 / 48 lbs / Qty 1
The V5 Rotomolded Surfski is an awesome entry level boat. At 14 feet in length it is very manageable, and yet is capable of handing virtually all conditions. This boat is heavy for a surfski, but incredibly durable. An excellent boat for the entire family to enjoy on the water and much safer than a traditional kayak.
Epic V5 Performance / $2,995 / 35 lbs / Qty 1
Simply an unbeatable entry level surfski. Super comfortable, stable, short, and manageable. This 14 foot boat can do it all, touring, surfing, racing, whatever you’re up for
Epic V5 Ultra / $3,995 / 27 lbs / Qty 1
Same as above, but 8 pounds lighter and even that much easier to put on your car, carry to the water, and put away in your garage after a long day of paddling
Epic V8 Performance / $3,395 / 34 lbs /Qty 1
Without a doubt the ultimate beginner surfski and the workhorse of the Epic fleet for the past 8 years. The Epic V8 is super stable and equally capable. In over 8 years, I’ve not had a single customer who didn’t love their Epic V8. I love to sell them, because I know I am creating a paddler for life!
Epic V8 Ultra / $4,395 / 27 lbs / Qty 2
Same as above, but lighter. 8 pounds may not seem like a lot, but if you can afford it, you won’t regret it. The V8 Ultra is an absolute dream boat
Epic V9 Ultra / $4,395 / 27 lbs / Qty 2
The latest boat from Epic, the V9 is a surfing machine, built to fit in the gap between the V8 Pro and the V10 Sport. It is slightly narrower than the V8 Pro with more rocker. This would be an excellent big water boat for an experienced paddler, or all around boat for an inspired and athletic beginner who wants just a single boat that they will enjoy for at least a decade.
Generally speaking Epic Kayaks is keeping very little spare inventory in the US, but there is always a chance of boats coming available. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Additionally we can order Nelo Surfskis. Nelo has a tremendous line up of surfskis including the all new ground breaking 540.