The REACTION surf kayak was designed for true high performance surfing in the ocean. At 7’5″ this surf kayak is one of the shortest, fastest, and most maneuverable kayaks available and in production today. The ability of this surf kayak to attain true top-to-bottom surfing while retaining speed to accomplish the next maneuver is all part of its design. Speed is the key to any successful surf maneuver and that was the main goal with the design of this kayak. The surf kayak is very user friendly, comfortable, and no more designed for experts than it is for beginners. The REACTION is at the pinnacle of surf kayak design.
Entry Rocker: 9.25″
Tail Rocker: 1.75″
Weight Ranges: 100-185 lbs.
Height Ranges: 4’11″-6’3″
About the Designer
Design Credits: Co Designed Intruder Co Designed Aquarius Designed REACTION Designed TWIST
Years Involved in Sport: 6 years
Influences: Mike Johnson, Merv Larson, Randy Phillips
Accomplishments: 2006 Santa Cruz Festival 2nd Place 2006 San Simeon Surf Contest 3rd Place 2005 United States Surf Kayak World Championship Team 2005 United States National Champion 2005 West Coast Series Champion 2004 West Coast Series Champion 2004 Santa Cruz Festival 3rd 2003 West Coast Series Champion 2003 United States Surf Kayak Team 2002 Santa Cruz Festival Winner
My goal has always been to produce a better surf kayak that was available in production. My designs have built upon what I have learned while working with designers like Mike Johnson, Steve Boehne and Randy Phillips and all surf kayak design is really about learning what works and evolving that. What is built into each kayak is the element of speed. Without that, you have nothing…no manuerver is done without speed. That really is first and foremost on my mind. There is more but too much to go into here!
I am truly happy that I have had a lot of support for the designs I have completed to date. From friends and family, to the customers, and of course, the best manufacturer in the World. The Team at Murky Water Kayaks. I have had the opportunity to work with some really good composite manufacturers, but Murky Waters is the one company who stepped up and produced my designs the way I wanted — Strong, Light, & Economical, Honest, Enthusiastic, & True Craftsmanship.
Thank you all.