1099 Empire Boulevard    Rochester, New York 14609    (585)288-2830

Epic Kayaks V8 Surf Ski

With a hull design featuring specs of 18’ x 21.25”, 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. Our goal with the V8 is to provide a boat that bridges the gap between sea kayaks and surfskis. By blending speed, high stability and a performance oriented deck & outfitting, the V8 offers new levels of accessibility and opportunity. Fitness paddlers and racers who want extra emphasis on stability, touring kayakers looking to make the transition to high performance surfskis, or cruisers looking for a simple, efficient boat for a day on the water. The V8 will take you there.

Capacity: 99-320 lbs.

Length: 18'

Width: 21.25"

Depth: 13"



Club                                       39 lbs

Performance                          35 lbs

Ultra                                     27.5 lbs

I believe the V8 is the boat that can usher in a whole new era in kayaking. If you aren't planning to camp and hence don't need storage compartments, then why do you need a cockpitted boat when an surf ski offers more fun, more intimacy with the environment and a much easier and quicker means of self rescue? I mean, why opt for a sedan when often for the same or even less money you can have a fire-breathing Ferarri?


Okay you say but what about cold weather. I say, wet suit or dry suit. I mean if it's that cold, you need the same gear to safely paddle a cockpitted boat too. So leave preconceived notions behind and give one of this hot, sexy boats a try.