HOBSON KAYAKS

Introducing the new kid on the block.. Hobson Kayaks! Made by four time World Champion Surf Kayaker, Chris Hobson, these designs are proving to be top notch surfing machines. Hobson Kayaks currently has three designs on offer… the Vulcan, the Fusion, and the Enigma. We are taking and placing customs orders, and expect to have demo models in stock by late 2019. Check out more about Hobson Kayaks here and let us know if you want to be one of the first in the country to get on board the Hobson wave!


PRODUCT INFO>>

The VULCAN:
Specs: 7’6” long x 26" wide
Volume: 210 litres
Maximum Paddler Weight: 118 kgs
Available Lay Up Options: Recreational Spec, Competition Spec, Elite Spec, Custom

Performance at it’s best, the Vulcan stands alone in speed, agility, and excitement. Chris has taken the highly successful wave ski hull design, and created a surf kayak that will accommodate the larger paddler, without sacrificing high end performance. “The Vulcan has a round pin tail, allowing for versatility in all conditions, and a channeled 'V' hull, which creates sensational grip and speed in the waves. A gently rolled hull at the nose transitioning to tightly beveled rails out the tail allow this boat to hold tight on steep walls and above, yet come down gently and in control.”.. What else could you ask for?

Key Design Features

  • Rounded pin tail

  • Tight, beveled rails

  • Channeled V hull tail

  • Comfort and Performance orientated seating position

  • Deck features for strengthing and design

  • Thruster fin setup

  • Larger cockpit, for easier entry and exit


The FUSION:

Specs: 9'11+3/4” long x 24 +3/4” wide
Volume: 220 litres
Maximum Paddler Weight: 115 kgs
Available Lay Up Options: Recreational Spec, Competition Spec, Elite Spec, Custom

The Fusion is the first boat designed and built by Chris Hobson Kayaks. This is the IC boat that Chris had envisioned, inspiring the founding of Hobson Kayaks. With this boat, it is all about the rails. By sharpening the rails, Chris has given the Fusion more bite and drive. The concave sides, seen previously only on HP kayaks, have given this boat the volume needed for hold and control in the most hollow waves. They also reduce drag through high speed bottom turns. On big waves or small waves, the Fusion’s rails cut like a hot knife through Kerrygold butter. Chris has built a game changer not only for the IC class, but also for the style of finless IC surfing. The Fusion’s diamond tail shortens the rail line and quickly sheds water, increasing tail release. The Fusion has a gentle channeled V hull tail, which along with the tip of the diamond, creates maximum stability. This boat has all of the handling characteristics of a shorter HP kayak, but it doesn’t need fins. It is fast through the bottom and releases through the top like no other boat in it’s class.

Key Design Features

  • Diamond tail

  • Tight rails

  • Channeled V hull tail

  • Comfort and Performance orientated seating position

  • Deck features for strengthening and design


The ENIGMA:
Specs: 7’5” long x 24+ 3/4” wide
Volume: 190 litres
Maximum Paddler Weight: 95 kgs

The Enigma.. a cutting edge kayak designed for the experienced surf paddler. The Enigma offers drive, maneuverability, stability and control when you need it the most… deep in the green, straight drops, tight bottom turns, to off the lip aerials and solid re-entries. Did we say that this boat was for the experienced paddler? Combining many of the features of a wave ski, this high performance kayak is intended to take your surfing to the next level. “With sharp rails for drive and speed, combined with a gently rolled hull for looseness going rail to rail, it will turn off the bottom and top with control and poise. The beveled rail will further increase your ability to change direction, and the concave sides allow hold in critical sections. All this combined with a gentle channeled V tail will give that little extra directional stability and confidence on bigger waves.”

Key Design Features

  • Rounded pin tail

  • Tight, beveled rails

  • Channeled V hull tail

  • Comfort and Performance orientated seating position

  • Deck features for strengthening and design

  • Thruster fin setup