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Downwind 5.1m Fitness Ski

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    Introducing the Downwind 5.1m Surf Ski: an exceptional ocean-going vessel that combines affordability with top-tier craftsmanship. Built to exacting standards, this lightweight and durable surf ski delivers outstanding performance, making it a fun and seriously capable ski to navigate the waves.

    Crafted with premium fittings akin to those found on high-end fibreglass or carbon surf skis, the Downwind boasts a carbon fibre footboard and pedals, along with a thoughtfully designed bailer. Additionally, it features a rear storage compartment secured by a lightweight, waterproof hatch.

    Downwind Surf Ski on water blue

    Experience the serene blue waters atop the Downwind Surf Ski, which offers remarkable stability thanks to its polyethylene construction, ensuring enhanced durability. Opt for the optional kick-up rudder for even greater manoeuvrability without the need for any modifications. Navigate areas that would be off-limits to composite vessels, including waters with submerged rocks and sand banks.


    The Downwind stands out as a versatile dual-purpose surf ski. Unloaded, it's a swift and highly manoeuvrable option ideal for fitness training and racing. Load it up for a tranquil and steady experience perfect for light, speedy touring. This well-equipped craft features cutting-edge details like carbon footrests, a carbon rudder, a Super Shute 60 self-bailer, a convenient carbon carry handle, and a designated drink bottle holder.

    In comparison to the Breeze V5, the Downwind offers an additional front storage area, allowing you to carry more gear for extended adventures. While the Breeze V5 provides a deeper, recessed seating area, padded EVA Foam footrests, and a foot-controlled bailer, the Downwind offers the best value, making it an ideal choice for beginners looking to embark on a journey into fitness kayaking or surf ski paddling.

    Downwind Surf Ski on water in white Bay Sports

    Key Features
    • The Downwind surf ski is a durable, polyethylene constructed entry-level surf ski that is easy to handle even with no experience from kayaking before. 
    • V-shaped bow slices through the chop, allowing this surf ski's streamlined design to glide effortlessly through the water, assisted further its sturdy rudder system.
    • When it is unloaded, it's your perfect craft for fitness paddling or for playing in the waves. 
    • When loaded, the hatches can store packing for touring for relaxed long-distance paddling.
    • Fully equipped with all high-tech details such as carbon footrest, carbon rudder, Super Shute 60 self bailer, carbon handle in the side of the cockpit, and a drink bottle holder.
    • An extra 80cm of length and 5cm narrower width makes this a faster surf ski over its roto-molded compared the Epic V5.

    The use of High-Quality HDPE polyethylene – a tough and durable construction that is perfect in places where you wouldn't take a composite surf ski, is lightweight and will last for years to come. 

    Downwind 5.1m Surf Ski ocean going kayak in blue

    What's Included
    • Hand-controlled Super Shute 60 bailer
    • Full carbon fibre footrest and self-adjusting lines
    • Anchor point for leash
    • Handles in front and back
    • Handles inside of the cockpit
    • Bike bottle holder in the cockpit
    • Kajaksport lightweight hatch cover
    • Carbon Fibre skeg
    • Packing net on the aft deck
    • …option to add a SmartTrack kick-up rudder ($145) Custom order from Factory. 

    Note: Currently we have stock of one Downwind ski in white colour pre-fitted with the SmartTrack kick-up rudder system. Simply select this option from the colour menu to order this model.

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    5 Year Warranty

    5 Year Kayak WarrantyBay Sports are a trusted kayak brand with years of research and development, so assurance of quality is of absolute importance. We are so confident in the build quality that all our surf skis come with a full 5 year warranty & 5 year UV resistance rating. 

    30 Day Money Back Policy 

    30 Day Money Back Guarantee on KayaksThere are few kayaks on the market that can match the quality of our kayaks. Therefore at Bay Sports we paddle what we preach; We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all our kayaks so long as it's returned in ‘as new' condition.


    Length: 5.07m 
    Beam (width): 0.55m 
    Height: 0.30m
    Weight: 25 kgs  
    Maximum weight capacity: 150kgs
    Front Storage Hatch: 20cm diameter with rubber hatch lid
    Rear Storage Hatch: 52L with 44x25cm (inner) and 47.4x28.8cm (outer) rubber hatch lid
    Paddler fit: 4'9 - 6'7
    Cockpit Seating Area: 42cm wide  X 55cm long (from bottle holder to back of bucket seat) X 17cm seat depth
    Colours available: See above. Please note: Colours and unique mix may vary due to the process of producing rotomolded kayaks, mixing the powder colours by hand into the cast iron mould.
    Cockpit length: 155 - 205 cm
    Recommended paddler weight: 50 kg >
    Length from back of seat to footrest position: 126cm.  

    User Guide

    Click here to download the Bay Sports Kayak User Guide

    Video of how to install carbon fibre skeg


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