Matunuck Surf Kayak

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Model: Length: Hull Weight: Beam: Max Payload: Cockpit Size: Paddler Weight: Knee Height: Max. Men's Shoe Size (US):
Matunuck Surf Kayak 8' 6"
2.59 m 
9.5 kg 61 cm 90 kg 78.5 x 48 cm 35 - 90 kg 24 cm 11

Model Plans and manual* Wood Only Kit Full Kit
Matunuck Surf Kayak $140 $790 $1400

For further information or to purchase plans or a kit set for the Matunuck Surf Kayak

Yet another boat that's hard to find: a kayak designed expressly for surfing. Nick Schade has applied his formidable skills in flat-plate-geometry design to the Matunuck, and we are pleased to be the first to offer this beautiful kit to the public.

Even sturdily built - for survival in violent conditions - the Matunuck weighs only 20 pounds. The Matunuck has the speed to catch the big waves, and the low moment of inertia means terrific responsiveness for spinning and cutting. Fins are optional: you'll only need them in the truly gnarly stuff, but ordinary fin boxes may be 'glassed into the hull.

Construction is straightforward, with our CNC cutter taking care of puzzle joints and holes for the copper stitches. It's suggested that you carve your own seat for a tight fit. Hulls are BS 1088 Okoume. You may finish the boat in whatever livery suits your fancy! Although it bears a passing resemblance to a whitewater kayak, the Matunuck is for surfing only. 

This is a pretty small kayak.  200 pounds and shoe size 12 is going to be about the maximum.

Do you fit in this kayak?  Study our kayak fit chart

Build this boat if:

  • You want an ultralight surfing kayak
  • You are paddling in the surf zone
  • You are a skilled paddler

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Denman Marine specialises in custom wooden boat building and repair. We utilise both traditional methods such as carvel or clinker and modern methods such as strip planking, cold molding or clinker plywood.

We can custom build to any design - for example those by Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Paul Gartside, John Welsford, Mark Bowdidge, Francois Vivier, Atkin , Bolger B&B etc.

We are sole Australian agents for Swallow Boats(UK) including the BayRaider, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), Barton Marine products (UK) and Chesapeake Light Craft (USA).

Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155