The rise of ocean racing ski paddling has been dramatic in Australia, with the Harbour regularly abuzz with these Formula 1 paddlers on their skinny boats. Thus far the market has been dominated by popular international brands such as Fenn and Epic, but now local surf ski manufacturer OZFlyte has designed and launched a true Aussie racer onto the market.
To launch the R21 in Sydney, my mates at Sydney Harbour Kayaks got together with Blast Paddlers and OZFlyte to hold a demo day down at The Spit where local ski paddlers could put the new ski through its paces against the usual Blast flotilla of Fenns, Epics and Think Unos.
Needless to say the ski boys and girls had a heap of fun testing the new boats and now have a local and affordable alternative to the usual ski range.
The new skis can be tested and ordered from Sydney Harbour Kayaks, so if you’re in the market for a ski, get down to the The Spit for a test paddle. I might even test one myself! Cheers – FP