Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Surfing the Rockpool Taran

SeaKayaking Cornwall made this video showing Jeff Allen from expeditionpadlers.com getting to grips with some nice little surf. While not exactly a surf kayak, it's interesting to watch him get a feel for the boat in the steep break, before really cutting loose towards the end of the clip. 
Not a bad lesson for budding sea kayak surfers.
Clearly, Jeff is a very talented paddler, there are some terrific deft skills in among his display, in particular his beautiful use of the boats edges on the last carving ride. Great stuff. The lads from expeditionpaddlers.com, Jeff, Harry Whelan & Chris Millington are planning a circumnavigation of Ireland in 2011. Check out their excellent blog for details.
We're still busy working out how the Taran handles in all conditions, how fast it really goes & what it's like under load. So far it's exceeded all expectations. Judging by the pre-orders we have for the Taran in the next Rockpool shipment, we're not the only ones who think it may well be the most revolutionary expedition-come-fitness boat to hit the market.
Rob & I are in town over the entire Xmas break, give us a shout if you'd like to take the Taran out for a blast.

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