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All New and Improved Gator Hatch

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Available only for the 2016 X-13 Kayak, the innovative Gator Hatch now comes with a removable tray and easy to open top lid.  The Gator Hatch is patented design that still comes with a seating area for your child.  Malibu Kayaks thrives to be innovators in the kayaking world. The new Gator Hatch comes with a spacious compartment to store equipment and your catch of the day.  You can also simply lift the tray to access the kayak hull for even larger storage area.   The top lid allows for easy access to the dry compartment, without removing the whole Gator Hatch With a newly patented design, the Gator Hatch surpass the needs of any kayaker.  The convenience brings more time for kayaking or fishing…

Loleta Eric’s Guide Service Fish Kayaking in Loleta, California

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Recently Eric from Loleta took his guests down a wonderful trip down Eel River in Northern California. “Malibu Kayaks helps me get my guests down the river comfortably and on the fish in style! Having just completed a week of long days guiding clients down the South Fork of the Eel River targeting Winter Steelhead [in California], I want to showcase my Malibu X-Factors for their superior attributes. With extreme stability that allows for standing while casting as well as while gliding down swift runs, the X-Factor inspires confidence even in first time kayakers. The roominess of these boats is fantastic – extensive dry storage in several large hatches, ample deck space to work on and store frequently used items, and a tankwell like the trunk…

Safety Net: The Malibu Kayaks Warranty

The life of a kayaker is filled with unforgettable adventures, relaxation, and countless days of sunshine.  Whether your forte is ocean kayaking, white water rafting, or fitness we can all agree that our kayaks bring us inconceivable amounts of joy. We all love our yaks and would do anything to keep them in tip top condition, but sadly, sometimes the unthinkable happens and our kayak undergoes some type of devastating incident that puts it out of service. For example, let’s say you’ve been planning a fishing trip all week and the morning of you’re getting ready to load your yak. As you go to pick it up you hear a loud POP! Out of nowhere your handle has ripped; you inspect the damage and find…

Tandem Kayak vs Single Kayak

Many of us think of kayaking and we think about going out alone in our own kayak to relieve some stress. But what about those days when you want to enjoy the water and sunlight with a friend or family member in a Tandem Kayak? Hopefully the information below will help you make up your mind on which would be your best fit, single or tandem kayak. ENJOY! Single kayak Pros – Complete control to go where YOU want, when YOU want, and how fast YOU want. You don’t have to worry about accommodating to anyone. Also being that there is only one person in the kayak, it not only is going to navigate better but it will also be faster. Enjoy a day out…

14 Reasons Why the Malibu Stealth 14 is Such a Sweet Fishing Kayak!

Why are Malibu Kayaks so great? Stability, durability and storage capacity come to mind, there’s many reasons to love Malibu Kayaks. Here are 14 reasons why the Stealth-14 is such a sweet fishing kayak provided by Joe from Fish On Kayak Adventures! 1. Family Matters This fishing machine doubles as a family machine. I use it to paddle out to nearby sand bars and spoil island with my wife on the gator hatch, my son on my lap and my daughter in the rear hatch. This kayak is a sweet rig for the serious fishermen and serious family guys. 2. As stable as it gets! I have yet to be able to flip her. As a kayak guide I want stability over speed for my clients and…

How to Properly Store Your Kayak?

If you recently purchased a kayak, storing your kayak properly is key for a lifetime of fun.  Proper kayak storage and maintenance can go a long way to keep your kayak ready for your next adventure. Don't leave your kayak tied to the top of your car for a long period of time unless it is in transport. Always remember that distortion created by improper storage is caused by excessive exposure to heat. Here are some basic do's and don'ts to keep your Malibu Kayak safe and ready to go. Do Always store your kayak indoors or under cover to protect from harsh weather, direct sunlight and other elements. Storing your kayak upside down on crossbars or hanging from wide strapping around the cock pit...

Using a Dive Kayak for the Serious Kayak Diver

Using a diving kayak to explore certain parts of fresh or salt water can be very adventurous.  Then kayak angling essentially took over as the dominant sport.  Well the adventuring spirit still dwells within us, so we say kayak diving is back!  And in fact, more dedicated scuba divers are looking into kayaks for exploring areas beyond their diving points.  Plus let’s not forget that kayak divers can get to places that most boats cannot reach.                          Kayaks and Diving – Like Cake and Ice-cream When you stop and think, kayaking and diving have a lot more in common than you might realize.  Like cake and ice cream, Laurel and Hardy, peanuts and cracker…

A Message to First Time Kayak Buyers

If you’re considering kayaks, thinking about your very first kayak purchase, are curious about the sports of kayaking or kayak fishing, and still wonder if kayaks are right for you, then read on adventurer! Many communities here in the US and around the world are close to bodies of water open to the public for recreation. If you own a boat, you already know this. What you might not realize is you may not be able to enjoy all the aspects of your local aquatic playground. In other words, you’re not experiencing the water “up-close.” NONE SHALL PASS? If there is a stream littered with rocks that runs across a valley between mountains, would you navigate your motorboat through it? Or what about a fishing…

Kayaking for Exercise: The Ultimate Side Effect

When you think of fishing, you may not think of fitness, but guess what?  Kayak fishing is different, thanks to kayaking for exercise!  Many anglers and outdoorsmen and women forget that exercise is a common side effect of their kayaking efforts.  In fact, we’re calling it the ultimate side effect! Truth be told, we wish more yakers would use their kayaks chiefly for fitness.  But with all the fish biting and the great coves, fjords, rivers, and whitewater to explore, there’s plenty of fun to be had with kayaking without thinking about fitness.  But like it or not kayakers, you’re getting exercise.  So if you stop and consider kayaking for exercise, you’ll take advantage of the ultimate side effect in the form of three core…

3 Reasons You Need to Take Your Family Kayaking

It’s a scenario most of us are familiar with: you and your partner work hours and hours each week in an office, you spend your free time caring for the house and kids, who are in school during the day.  All the while, any down time is spent in front of the TV, the Internet, or maybe with the kids playing video games. Sound like your family?  Well it’s time to get everyone to family kayaking! Kayaking with your whole family is a great way to spend a day or a whole weekend outdoors.  Take a look at Malibu Kayaks’ top three reasons to kayak with your family. Benefit #1: Kayaking lets you and family escape the modern world In a day and age where…

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