I was on the treatment table with the Physio trying to prove that he could indeed push his fingers right through my hip joint. He smiled and exclaimed “yep, that’s the spot”.
My body has been squeezed into a small “Playboat” for the last 10 years as well as various other surf kayaks, sea kayaks, polo kayaks and marathon craft over the years, so it was no surprise that eventually I would strike a problem.
What did come as a surprise was the fact that he said it was probably “age related”. Cheeky Bugger I thought, it’s not like I’m pushing 70 or something and I expect to keep paddling surf kayaks and sea kayaks for at least another 20 years.
I told him it’s ok, I have a friend called Rexy who will fix this problem.
“Exo Rexy” arrived at my place and we were soon on our way to a local surf spot. Rexy the somewhat larger WW playboat, my new friend, from Exo kayaks of Italy is imported by Roy Farrance at Canoes Plus.
We hit the waves, which although sort of smallish, gave me a good idea of how Rexy would handle. Plenty of leg and foot room, easy rolling, fast down a wave and most importantly comfortable. Here’s a few photos.
Of course with a clean wave and a photographer around you will likely get a visit from another retiree paddler. Yep, Steve (King of England) paddled out to join me. You just can’t have a photographer around without him knowing and getting in the frame. I think he haunts this coast looking for opportunities to paddle.
Eventually it was time to call it quits so we both surfed back to shore. Happy that Rexy had come to the rescue.
After the session we heard that Covid 19 had raised it’s ugly head again and the whole state was in a 6 day total lock down probably extending to 14 days. Stay home, no paddling, no exercise outside your home. I guess it’s back to home Guitar sessions and polishing up the “Lockdown Blues” and “All by myself” songs.
I hope to see you on the water again soon-ish. Stay safe.
So good to see my paddling buddies in the media having fun, hope to share your enthusiasm for surf kayaking once I’ve sorted out the right kayak! See you in the great outdoors…soon!
The fore and side outlines remind me of the Perception ARC from the late 90s.
I think you’re right. Very retro feel and much like the Amp and Whiplash kayaks of 20 + years ago….and I remember paddling both of those kayaks. Great to have more comfortable foot room !. Thanks for your interest and Stay Safe in these Covid times.