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Downwind 5.1m Fitness Ski

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    BAY SPORTS EOFY 2024 SALEThe Downwind is a lightweight & durable surf ski (25 kgs), extremely efficient, and easy to handle. The Downwind is outfitted with the same high-quality fittings as fiberglass or carbon surf ski, including our carbon fibre footboard and pedals and the hugely popular designed bailer. In addition, it features an aft storage compartment with a lightweight, waterproof hatch.

    Downwind is very stable with the increased durability of a polyethylene kayak. Its capability can be further enhanced with the optional kick up rudder (no modification needed). It can be paddled in areas where composites cannot such as waters submerged rocks and sand banks.

    The Downwind is two surf skis for the price of one. Unloaded it is a fast and highly manoeuvrable surf ski for fitness and racing; with a touring load, it becomes a calm and stable ski for light and fast touring. Its fully equipped with all the high-tech details such as carbon footrests, carbon rudder, Super Shute 60 self bailer, a carbon carry handle in the side of the cockpit, and a drink bottle holder.

    Compared to the Breeze V5, the Downwind has an extra storage area at the front for carrying more gear (perfect for an overnight or multi day adventure). The advantages of the Breeze V5 is a deeper recessed seating area, padded EVA Foam footrests, and a foot-controlled bailer compared to a hand-controlled one on the Downwind. Between the two, the Downwind is the best value and perfect for beginners getting into fitness kayak or surf ski paddling.

    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. 

    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

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    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.  

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