Monthly Archives: March 2014

SoCal Warm Paddling!

Just spent a highly enjoyable long weekend paddling with the Ocean Paddlesports crew in Costa Mesa.  I brought WAY too much cold weather paddling gear for air temps around 70 (yes, the locals were complaining it was cold) & water temp in the 60’s.  We had great interval sessions, fun off-shore downwinders (had some Hawaii flashbacks as I skipped down the warm waves), and interesting spec-ski workouts.  I highly recommend putting this destination on your ‘A-list’ for a quick & affordable warm weather paddling trip.  DeAnne & Pat seem to have a constant stream of visitors and have a full fleet of new rental boats available.  Be warned though, if you go out with Pat, Rich, Austin & Andy for a morning interval workout, it’s going to hurt!1383718_649240668458389_2054184029_n

1st Container of 2014 Arrives!

1238709_643854365663686_222303461_nThe first Ocean Paddlesports shipment for 2014 just arrived with  all the latest & greatest Fenn surfskis and accessories.  All Fenn designs are now in stock, including the elite Glide & Spark, the proven downwind machine – Fenn Swordfish, and the reliable Blue Fin and XT.  Fenn surfskis are made with pride in South Africa and their quality construction, superior designs, and unbeatable price point make the 2014 Ocean Paddlesports line-up stronger than ever.  Please check out for more info. Feel free to contact me directly for any product info or demo opportunities in the PNW.  Fingers are crossed that 2014 will be an amazing downwind year! Looking forward to seeing you on the water.




Elite GLIDE Surfski

Another incredible elite ski from Fenn. Less rocker to compliment the flatter ocean, but turns out it surfs as good as the other elites.
Length 21′
Width 16.7″
Adjustable carbon foot pedals
Nice narrow catch with extra cut away
Left side surf start handle.
Everything you’d expect from a well made, well tested South African FENN.
$3900 in Carbon Vacum 23.5 lbs
$3200 in Carbon Hybrid Vacum 27 lbs


ELITE Spark Surfski

Awesome advanced paddlers ski specifically designed for 175 pounds or less. Shorter leg length adjustments means no hump to hinder the leg drive. A must try for anyone who is this size. On flat water it feels like a K1, on the bumps its a FENN!
Length 21′
Width 16’7″
Weight in Carbon Vacum 22Lbs.
Carbon Hybrid 26 lbs


Blue-Fin Surf Ski

By far the BEST entry level surfski on the market. Just try it and compare. The Fenn Blue-Fin has it all…… racy look, comfortable seat and Fenn durability.
Length 19’3″
Width 20.9″
Adjustable carbon foot pedals.
Left side handle.
This is a great performance surfski, not a kayak without a cockpit.
Extra stability will have the complete non paddler getting in the ocean on day ONE!!!!!!
$2500 fiberglass vacum 34 lbs
$3200 carbon Hybrid vacum 27 lbs