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
Builders also looked at:
Kaholo | San O’ 14, 16