The Dumbi is an easy-to-paddle surf kayak with great performance characteristics. It is not aimed at winning surfing competitions, but rather to bring the joy of surfing waves to aspiring surf kayakers.
The hull of the Dumbi is designed for fast planing and easy carving. You can surf waves without attaching fins to it, which makes it very forgiving and easy to side surf and spin on waves. With the fins attached, you can carve harder and have a generally more aggressive ride. The choice is yours!
One of the most daunting challenges for inexperienced paddlers is paddling through waves to the backline. For this reason, the bow of the Dumbi is designed to punch through waves with ease. The high volume of the stern adds stability when punching through waves, and generally, result in a more stable ride.
The sculpted seat and lower-than-your buttocks footwell make the Dumbi comfortable to paddle, while also keeping the paddler securely in the boat when things get a bit rough. Thigh straps are also added to secure you into the boat even better, and if you’re a kayaker with a decent roll there is no need to swim when capsize.
Sidewall Drainage Holes are unique to the Dumbi. Water drains from the deck in an instant when you punch through waves. This ensures a drier & lighter ride with improved performance.
The Dumbi surf kayak is accommodating and forgiving to novices, but also a blast of fun for experienced paddlers. With the Dumbi, we hope to see more paddlers having more fun in the surf than ever before.
.DUMBI SURFING-KAYAK APPLICATIONS
Older children and teens will enjoy surfing waves on the Dumbi but it will be too big and heavy for smaller children. For little ones, we recommend our children’s kayak, the Kwando, which can easily handle small waves.
The Dumbi can definitely be taken on dams and rivers where it is fun to paddle. It just won’t be as fast as one of our sit-on-top recreational kayaks.
The Dumbi will happily paddle behind the backline, taking the swell in its stride.
The Dumbi is a surf kayak with real performance characteristics. It can punch through waves, surf, carve, spin and edge.
Designed to surf ocean waves, the Dumbi is a good sport on rivers where it can surf rapids too.