So, after a morning of testing out some surfskis with the help of the awesome guys from The Paddling Centre (thanks Dawid and Gary), I decided that the Fenn Swordfish was the best fit for me, and ordered one.
I took it for its maiden voyage at a very windy Sandvlei just to get used to it, and quickly ducked into Marina da Gama to avoid the chop. I have subsequently been for a number of paddles on the ocean, mainly at Fish Hoek Beach, to start clocking some sea miles.
Paired with a split-shaft Orca Inner Glass Shaft paddle, so far I am pretty comfortable with my set-up.
I damaged the standard rudder and decided to try out an elliptical rudder whilst the original was being repaired. The difference is significant, and I recommend anyone tries one to see if they prefer it on their ski. Read more about the Orka Elliptica here…
Here are some specs from the Fenn website:
R8600.00 @ The Paddling Centre