Check out the new Watertech Surf Kayak the Bandit

Watertech Bandit Surf Kayak
Watertech, the Portuguese design company has released a new surf kayak within a length that I would consider worthy of Great Lakes consideration. The Bandit is 7’6″ long and 24.5″ wide, sort of the minimum for our short period steep drops. An IC boat is also a good choice, but the Bandit looks like it would be a sweet ride. The Valley Rush and the Bandit seem to share a lot of shape similarity, which is great, as the Rush is one of the fastest surf boats I’ve ever paddled.

Watertech lists these as the key features:

* Soft Rails on the front for release
* Hard Rails on the rear for speed
* Round pin tail for really fast turns
* Hard double concave hull
* Lot’s of room for the feet and legs
* Large cockpit for easy exit (keyhole)
* Comfort seat and backband
* Rigid seat made in the same composite material as the boat
* Adjustable foam Footrests
* Fixed Future Fins Box (3 fins included)

The Valley Rush has a harder edges on the nose, and has a slight concave hull.

Watertech Bandit Surf Kayak Measurement

Maybe one day I’ll get to check one out.

Savannah Canoe and Kayak is listed as the sole US Dealer for Watertech. So give Nigel Law a shout and order one up!