I have to admit that after my first experience in the Epic V5 I was not completely sold. Going from one end of the surfski spectrum to the other might have been just a bit too extreme. With the wide width and short bow, the V5 felt too much like a recreational boat for me. Despite not loving the boat myself, I liked the idea of a shorter and more stable surfski that brought the superior function and ergonomics of the Epic Surfskis to the recreational boat market, but never imagined that I would spend any amount of time paddling the boat myself. Watching my eight year old kids be able to paddle and easily manage the V5 in almost any type of condition was amazing and something I never anticipated. I could immediately tell that they felt very comfortable and in control of this surfski. The best part of it was that I was surfing almost the entire time.
Epic V5 Surfski Options
It was not love at first site, but the Epic V5 is Quickly Stealing our Hearts
This makes it the perfect surfski for all bodies of water, including the ocean, rivers, lakes and even playing in shorebreak. Length: 4. Composite hybrid of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and Kevlar. Vacuum infused, heat-cured epoxy. Woven carbon and Kevlar fabric.
The Epic V5 is now available in two lightweight composite layups, the Ultra and Performance, as well as the extremely durable Rotomolded layup. Excellent stability allows beginners to jump on and paddle with confidence and give more experienced paddlers a short, stable surfski to use in big or rough conditions. The V5 composite, with its lighter weight, is even easier to carry to and from the water and unload from your roof rack. An optional stern kick up rudder can be added to the Rotomolded version with no modifications needed to allow the V5 to be paddled in shallow or rocky areas.
Here's a little grab of some of our favourite moments, the trips, the events, the weekly paddles, big wat So what to make of a surfski that's 4. We'll you'd bloody well think so looking at those numbers! However, after watching my mate Boyan surf his millionth Levante-powered 15kmh wave at his surfski centre in Tarifa on YouTube, realising belatedly that most of that incredible footage is taken off a V5, we decided it was time to explore this sawn-off Epic. But, to get out and enjoy the surf in them you do need a fairly developed set of skills, a good understanding of how to use your edges and a very strong brace.