Join us at the Beach!

We will be at Willard Beach in South Portland on May 23rd from 9am to Noon.  It will be early season. Dress accordingly waters chilly! Come down and play!  Cheri will do a demo first thing to start the day off, instead of the usual Greenland Rolling list, she is going to focus on Bloopers!  Common mistakes and how to fix them, a comedy of errors!

Rebel Kayaks logo
Turner Wilson

We have a strong demo fleet of Rebel Kayak that will be available to sample. The Ilaga is the original ocean-coaming, Greenland-style kayak in the Rebel Family. The larger Greenland TOC and the smaller Naja, Cheri’s favorite, complete the range.  Each of these models provide the paddler with a more intimate fit and a traditional look, as well as hard chines for a more recognizable and stable secondary on edged turns. Depending on your frame size, be it 90 to 210 pounds you will find one of these three kayak will fit you best. These kayak can be further customized to fit you by utilizing different sizes of foam masik that we will have available. If folks want to roll, we will have tuilik of various sizes.  Rebel also offers a keyhole-cockpit, hard-chined kayak family: The Rebel T, the Husky, and the Gnarly Dog. The latter two have lots of hatch space to facilitate longer trips and multi-day camping weekends.

Liz Johnson
Cheri Perry

The Xceed family, the latest development from Tiderace Sea Kayaks, our big water and trip kayak of choice, will also be well represented. These kayak are currently offered in 4 sizes, and we will have 3 of those models at the beach.  We will have the Xceed-S for small to mid-sized folks, the Xceed for med-sized to large folks, and the Xceed X for large to xtra-large folks, or for paddlers looking to go on longer expeditions with limited opportunity to resupply along the way. Also available, for order, or for demo later this summer, the Xceed-XS is great choice for folks that feel like no kayak ever fits them. Also available, the Xtra, Turner’s favorite kayak for having fun in and around a beach break, or anywhere that has bigger conditions. It is notable for a strongly articulated planing hull.


Turner giving Tiderace Kayaks a thumbs up!
Tiderace Kayaks Xceed Family

For ‘try and buy’ sale, we will have a few ‘Legacy’ Tiderace kayaks that are no longer built, on offer at the beach.  The original Tiderace Xcite, a superb all-around kayak most noted for playing in all sorts of varied conditions.  The Xplore-S is a kayak designed for small to medium folks, best suited for day paddling and multi-day trips, and the Pace 18, a ruddered kayak with an FSK class hull, best-suited to folks looking to carry straight-line speed in a workout setting.


Kayak Ways YouTube
Kayaker learning to roll
Chungshih paddling a Tiderace Xcite