This week here in North Auckland we have had a stunning week of weather, today’s sunrise over Stanmore bay was no exception and a swell rolled in to offer a chance of some surfing at Orewa. all in the order of “product testing” I headed out with Ross from RAILBLAZA (who was on his SUP) for an after work/end of the week surf session with a classic Orewa wave rolling in.
I had recently purchased (From Fergs Kayaks Wellington) a new Adventure Technology (AT) carbon paddle which needed a work out,,, I have been using the Odyssey glass version for the last 6-8 months and have been very impressed with both the blade shape and the crank shaft. This model is the Exodus Fishstix camo paddle with adjustable length… I took the Beachcomber sea kayak and the Barracuda Fish pro…. with the plan to alternate each kayak to see how the paddle performed with each different style of kayak in the surf. After a good hour or so in the surf I have to say I am very happy with this paddle also… check out the video from this session below..
The AT (Adventure technology) crank shaft is again very nice on the hands and really seems to help reduce the aggravation to my injured shoulder which is helping me with the recovery but still allowing me to be active and paddle. I thought I might need to adjust the length when moving from the narrower Beachcomber to the SoT Fish pro, however I did not, this Exodus fishstix has the 10cm length adjust-ability fitted to it. Here’s some pics from s chilly but great end to the week, if you want to find out more about the AT paddles take a look here – http://goo.gl/Sd6gE