Demo's & Tasters

 

So how does it work?

We publish dates of proposed demo days and weekends with likely venues. To join us on one of these events simply email or phone to discuss the details including which kayaks you would like to paddle.

If you have other preferred dates and locations then please contact us and we will do our best to make a plan that suits you.

Of course all proposed paddling is subject to the prevailing weather and tides on any given day and also needs to take into account the experience of the paddlers involved.

We believe you should have the opportunity to try our kayaks in realistic conditions and will do our best to facilitate this for you. If you prefer rock hopping to long daily slogs then we will aim to go rock hopping with you.

Is playing in tideraces what excites you? Then that is what we will aim to do - there is no substitute for taking the boats of your choice and using them in the environment they were designed for!

Prefer kayak camping? Lets plan an overnight trip carrying all our usual kit and head off. This will enable you to properly assess the suitability of the chosen model for your purpose.

We will provide materials to enable us to fit the boats out for you - being properly connected to your craft only adds to the enjoyment and better connectivity gives you proper control.

You will need your usual personal paddling kit, food and drink etc. We will provide quality Reed spraydecks for all the kayaks and can supply other kit by arrangement.

You might like to demo some custom built Greenland Paddles - made by hand here in Devon by master craftsman Ian Stockman. If you enjoy using these paddles Ian can build a bespoke paddle to suit your paddling style and built to fit you correctly in a range of finishes, even colour matched to your kayak if you wish!

When you book a demo we will ask you for a non returnable £25.00 booking fee. This is however refundable against a future purchase of a new Tiderace kayak within 12 months from the date of your demo day/s.

Should you wish to have an extended demo of a particular kayak (in excess of 2 days) that may be possible by agreement and subject to availability of the model chosen.

To arrange a demonstration or to request more information please contact Seaborne on tiderace@seaborne.net. Alternatively you can phone Paul on 07505 007 960 if you prefer.

We can offer the following boats for you to try out on the water. Have a look at the Kayak models list page for full specifications and details of the range.

 

  • Xcite

    The Tiderace Xcite is a touring sea kayak with high manoeuvrability, stability, comfort and seaworthiness.
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  • Xplore

    The Xplore is a record breaking expedition kayak with generous load capacity and high speed.
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  • Xtra

    The Xtra is a short, nimble and stable sea kayak designed for manoeuvrability through the rock gardens.
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  • Pace Tour

    The Pace tour carries a load more efficiently over a distance than any other Tiderace expedition kayak.
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  • Pace 18

    The Tiderace Pace 18 is designed for efficient cruising at over 5 knots. The Pace is a stable and seaworthy kayak.
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  • Pace Evoke

    The Pace Evoke builds on Tiderace’s best selling model and is a ‘compact boat format’.
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  • Vortex

    The Tiderace Vortex is easily manoeuvred through rock gardens and carves up the surf.
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