At Epic we’ve taken the principles behind high-performance racing equipment, combined them with our knowledge of racing kayaks, and adapted them to make touring kayaks that are efficient and stable. No matter what type of paddling you do, you’ll do it better, and with less effort, using an Epic kayak!
Check out some of the models we stock below:
The Epic 16X offers a unique combination of stability, maneuverability, and speed that touring paddlers of all abilities appreciate. This lightweight, sport-performance kayak weighs 40 lbs. in our Performance construction, and a mere 34 lbs. in Ultra construction. In addition to all of the great features that come standard on an Epic, the 16X includes the advanced Epic Track Master™ steering system, an adjustable seat, and front deck cutaways for a closer, more efficient stroke. Ample storage space makes the 16X an excellent choice for day trips and extended overnight excursions.
The Epic 18X family is designed for intermediate to advanced touring paddlers seeking a distinct edge in a high-performance kayak. Paddlers find that the sleek, efficient shape and long waterline enable them to cover long distances with exceptional ease and speed, and deliver excellent performance in rough water conditions. In addition to all the features that come standard on an Epic, the 18X family includes the advanced Epic Track Master™ steering system, an adjustable seat, large storage capacity, and front deck cutaways for a closer, more efficient stroke. Whether out for an hour, a day, or an extended expedition, paddlers will discover the 18X family offers the ultimate paddling experience.
With a hull design featuring specs of 16’ x 23”, the V6 TOURER is unique in its class. It has a surfski cockpit with the storage capacity of a touring kayak. It also has extremely good shallow water capability with the TrackMasterPlus kick up rudder system also borrowed from Epic’s touring kayak range.Fast, yet extremely stable, this is a surfski/ touring kayak hybrid that almost every paddler should be able master very quickly. The cockpit is the same as the V8 surfski. It features a fully adjustable foot brace and a bottle holder. The deck has rear deck bungees. The V6 also incorporates bow & stern carry handles, a Venturi drain, breather tube and the patented Trackmaster Plus kick up rudder system.
With a hull design featuring specs of 18’ x 22”, the V8 is unique in its class. Fast, yet extremely stable, this is a surfski that most kayakers should be able to hop right onto and paddle off. The deck features all the surfski simplicity of the V10 and V12, the main components being a fully adjustable footbrace and rear deck bungees. The V8 also incorporates some new features that add to its user friendly appeal: molded in bow & stern carry handles, and a water bottle holder in the cockpit. Venturi drain, breather tube and Epic surfski rudder configurations are standard.
Designed from the ground up by Oscar Chalupsky, Greg Barton, and computer whiz John Dixon, the Epic V10 is incredibly fast and agile while maintaining comfortable stability. While we met our goal of designing a boat that is faster than the competition on flat water, the Epic V10 really shines in downwind and upwind heavy sea conditions. A fully adjustable footbrace combines with a high-capacity venturi drain to keep water out. The single footwell and front deck cutaway allow for a closer, more powerful stroke. The adjustable footbrace with self-adjusting pedals will accommodate paddlers from 5’3″ to 6’7″ in height. A smaller paddler would be better served by our V10L surf ski model.
Welcome to the next evolution… The goal of the V12 was to make the fastest surfski possible. Mission accomplished! For flat to moderate conditions the speed of this ski is unmatched (with the bailer closed it’s approximately 3% faster than the V10).