The recent expansion in kayaking popularity has not been entirely restricted just to inland lakes and rivers. With the improvements in manufacturing, making better kayaks cheaper for the general public to get ahold of, people have been taking kayaks back to their roots, back to the open ocean. Pioneered by the inuit’s, kayaks where initially used for hunting large marine mammals out on the ocean waves, yet today they serve a much more recreational purpose. Throughout this article we at The Kayak Guide will be taking you through the best sea kayaks on the market today, offering 3 mini-reviews to get you started. As well as this, we’ll discuss tandems, inflatables and the best accessories for your new sea faring vessel.
The Best Kayaks for Sea Kayaking
Understandably, sea kayaks need to be made of sterner stuff than their inland counterparts. Where they are never going to be fit for crossing the Atlantic, they do need to be able to take a bit more of a beating than those designed for calm lakes. Because of this, you’ll find that sea kayaks are generally a little more expensive. However, do not despair! In this review, I’ll be addressing three price points, low range, a mid point and the bank breakers for those with a substantial budget. Using this information you should be able to gauge how much a sea kayak is going to set you back, and which price point is best going to match your needs.
Sevylor Surf Kayak
We’ll set things off with a sea kayak that is at the bottom of the price range. First things first, if you’re searching for a kayak on your own, particularly a sea kayak, always check the suitability. There’s a brand of kayak called ‘Sea Eagle’, so naturally if you search for ‘sea kayak’ all of their inland kayaks will come up. Obviously being called Lake or River Eagle just wasn’t as catchy. You should be able to tell the suitability as if it’s under $200 it’s unlikely to be a kayak fit for playing pirates in.
At just over that $200 mark, is the Sevylor Surf Kayak. If you’re a regular, or even a first time reader of The Kayak Guide, then you’ll be familiar with the brand name Sevylor. They have made a number of kayaks that have received a positive review from us, and there’s good reason for that. Their products are always well thought out, well constructed and do as they advertised. I’m pleased to report that the Surf Kayak is cut from the same material.