Tiderace Kayaks

Our Tiderace Kayaks were built by Cobra of Thailand. They are the best build quality we've seen in Tiderace boats. Unfortunately, they are no longer being made. We have a few of these Cobra-built models remaining for sale; they are the last of them. 

Xcite

The Xcite is Tiderace’s original playboat for the sea.
It surfs; it carves; it edges. The boat’s composure in rough water is legendary, giving paddlers a feeling of security and invincibility rarely found in other designs. Easily capable of light touring, the Xcite’s maneuverability coupled with stability make it a go-anywhere,  take-on-anything sea kayak. The Xcite has ample speed to get you where you want to go, while its seaworthy design lets you enjoy the rough-stuff along the way. The cockpit ergonomics transfer a wealth of feedback back to the paddler. The smaller size of the Xcite S makes it an excellent rolling kayak; in the right hands, this boat is capable of performing all the competition Greenland rolls.
MIKCo has in-stock:

Xcite Standard G-Core - Price: $4299

Specs
  • Color: White/Black Stripe
  • LOA: 17’5”
  • Width 21.25”
  • Weight: 56 lbs.
  • Recommended Paddler Weight: 165-210 lbs.
Tiderace Xtra

Xtra

The Xtra is a shorter, nimble, yet stable sea kayak designed for surf and rock hopping.
It’s hull has a hard chined midsection for outstanding surfing. Plenty of rocker adds to boat control. This forward thinking design results in quick acceleration for bursting through the eddyline or initiating a surf, excellent stability for carving bottom turns, and loose ends for quick cut-backs. Like all Tiderace sea kayaks, the Xtra is designed to keep pace with the group on a day trip. Or load up your camping kit and paddle to your favorite remote play spot. The Xtra easily handles the sea in all conditions.
MIKCo has in-stock:

Xtra HV Hardcore - Price: $4799

Specs
  • Color: Red/Black Stripe
  • LOA: 16’7”
  • Width: 22”
  • Weight: 54 lbs.
  • Recommended Paddler Weight: 140-200 lbs.
Available for demo:

Xtra HV G-Core

Specs
  • Color: Blue/Black Stripe
  • LOA: 16’7”
  • Width: 22.25”
  • Weight: 57 lbs.
  • Recommended Paddler Weight: 175-220 lbs.
Tiderace Xplore

Xplore

These are seaworthy expedition kayaks that are also fun to paddle on day trips.
Computer designed hulls are honed to provide efficient cruising above 4 knots. Speed, coupled with generous load carrying capacity, have made the Xplore a favorite with adventurers all over the world. Cockpit foredecks are relatively high, enabling a dynamic and commanding paddling position. The Xplore’s ability to accelerate quickly to catch a wave, along with its precise edging control, make it well suited for the accomplished kayaker.
MIKCo has in-stock:

Xplore L G-Core - Price $4299 

Specs
  • Color: Blue/Black Stripe
  • LOA: 18’
  • Width: 21.25”
  • Weight 59 lbs.
  • Paddler 175-220 lbs.
Available for demo:

Xplore M G-Core

Specs
  • Color: White/Black Stripe
  • LOA: 17’4”
  • Width: 21.25”
  • Weight: 59 lbs.
  • Recommended Paddler Weight: 165-210 lbs.
Tiderace Layups
G-Core: Wet laminate deck, vacuum hull

The most affordable of the Tiderace constructions, G-Core uses a biaxial glass cloth to encapsulate the resin-supported core material. Biaxial cloths have straight fibers running in two diagonal directions. These dense, straight fibers increase the fiber to resin ratio and add stiffness to the laminate. Extra reinforcing is employed in high stress areas.

Hardcore: Vacuum deck and hull

The toughest and most durable of the Tiderace constructions: multiple layers create a puncture resistant glass skin outside the core. Employing only glass on the outside of the laminate makes for easy repairs. Inside, a high tensile layer of carbon/kevlar resists deformation and absorbs heavy impacts. As with all Tiderace constructions, the inside is covered with a fine glass cloth to resist foot abrasion in the cockpit.


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