The Epic V5 surfski is Epic's brand new addition to the rotomolded surfski line, and is now available in two lightweight composite layups - Performance and Ultra.
When the rotomolded V7 was launched with its proprietary foam core construction that offered unmatched strength and stiffness in plastic kayaks, it became an instant hit around the World. The V5 has been designed for those paddlers seeking a surfski style sit on top that is even more stable than the V7 & even easier to handle in and out of the water.
The V5 provides excellent primary and secondary stability in all water conditions & can be easily handled in any situation off the water when loading and carrying. It fits a wide range of paddler heights and weights. Paddlers can look forward to paddling a design that is extremely responsive & has the ability to turn easily on waves. The V5's stability and durability will also make it the perfect boat for use in rental fleets, clubs and paddling schools.
The V5 is the perfect surfski for all bodies of water, including the ocean, rivers, lakes and even playing in shorebreak. It comes standard with the same carbon fibre footplate system and the Epic designed & patented bailer as used on every Epic surfski. One of the unique features of the the Epic bailer is that it can be fully closed to seal off the surfski cockpit. It can also be opened in increments to drain the cockpit of any excess water as needed.
The V5 also has an aft storage hatch with a soft hatch cover and a rough water hard hatch cover to ensure that it is water tight in all water and surf conditions.
The V5 comes with a standard under the stern surfski rudder, however its capability can be further enhanced with an optional kick up rudder with no modification needed. The kickup rudder allows the V5 to be paddled in rocky or shallow areas.
- Carbon Fibre footboard system
- Quick adjustment leg length system
- Fully adjustable, highly efficient Epic bailer system
- Stern, bow and side handles for easy handling
- Water bottle holder
- Leg leash holder
- Rear hatch for easy gear storage
Features - Rotomold Construction:
- Weight: 20.8 kg
- Rotomolded Polyethylene
- Proprietary core technology
- White with integrated graphics
Features - Performance Construction:
- Weight: 16.0 kg
- Infusion grade foam core
- Composite hybrid of fibreglass, carbon fibre, and Kevlar
- Vacuum-infused, heat-cured epoxy
- Back bow & stern
Features - Ultra Construction:
- Weight: 12.5 kg
- Nomex honeycomb core
- Woven carbon and Kevlar fabric
- Vacuum bagged, heat-cured epoxy
- Red bow & stern
- Length: 4.26 m
- Width: 60.0 cm
- Depth: 35.0 cm
- Capacity: up to 127 kg
- Storage: 100 litres