Author: Tez

Baia dei Mori (Budoni), Sardinia, Italy

Baia dei Mori on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia is one of those places that you just have to visit. If you appreciate authentic Italian culture, cuisine – all with typical Med flair – fabulous locations and vistas (from a boat or land) then it’s definitely a place for you. Neilson Holidays opened their Baia dei Mori (Budoni) resort in 2017 and we were fortunate enough to visit before the majority of guests descended. We were given the five star treatment and allowed to play with all the brand new, latest watersports equipment – included the newly rebranded Perception...

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Dagger Kaos Molten 10.2 kayak review part 2 – wave performance

Due to the Dagger Kaos Molten 10.2 versatility as a sit on top kayak we thought it appropriate to publish a two part review about both its flat water performance and wave prowess. With part one having already been done here’s part two… The main difference between using the Kaos 10.2 in waves is the addition of the supplied thruster fins. As a 2+1 set up the character of the Kaos is changed dramatically. Although we hasten to add that the boat will work just fine without these screwed in, and actually deliver a different style of riding. If...

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Getting back aboard your sit on top kayak after a wipe-out in waves

Whatever level of paddler you are one thing’s for sure: if you’re playing in surf then at some point you’ll be going for a swim. There are two courses of action, depending on the scenario. In some cases your boat may disappear off with the white water resulting in a swim. Heading shoreward it’s simply a case of following your craft before setting up to do battle once again. In some instances you may end up with your boat beside you. At this point you’ll need to perform a self rescue in deep water and get yourself back aboard....

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Pyranha Fusion SOT kayak

Pyranha Fusion SOT kayak review Upon first glance, from a side on viewing position. The Pyranha Fusion SOT looks like a standard sit in, closed cockpit kayak. Yet gaze on unobstructed and the boat’s sit on top credentials are plain for all to see. What you get here is a performance orientated hull that the brand suggest can be taken from proper white water river runs, to flat water cruising and back to surf environments. First Impressions Out of the box and the Fusion SOT is certainly quality. Top drawer fixtures and fittings in the proper places and attention...

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Kayaking in the wind and how to make the best of it

We’ve all been there: seen an epic forecast, perfect for kayaking, turned up at the beach and it’s…blowin’ dogs off chains. Hardly ideal paddling weather. Yet with windows of opportunity small for many the question is to paddle or not? Our answer: PADDLE! Obviously. There are ways to make kayaking in the wind less painful though. Hug the shoreline Depending on the direction of breeze there may be more shelter closer of the shore. If the wind is puffing parallel to the coast then maybe not as it could accelerate. In 75% of cases, however, you should get an...

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