This is pretty sick.
This guy has so much hull speed and is dropping in so late with no paddle strokes. This video is a great demonstration of what an IC Surf Kayak can do on very steep waves. 5 meters at 15 seconds, that’s 15 feet to you and me in the US of A.
A high performance surf kayak would have nose planted and the paddler would have been trashed on take-off on the majority of his rides. He is barely paddling on the majority of his drop ins.
It’s interesting to note too that he most likely has no fins. He seems to be getting good traction purely from edge control. His rides are so fluid, his bottom turns are like watching someone spread peanut butter.
You commented on my video at Vimeo, that brought me here.
Interesting video and comments. You can see he has no fins, at the end of the film.