An amazing surfing kayaking picture

July 5, 2006


I don’t violate copywrite for fun and try to quote my sources but images like these tend to disappear on the internet or the link gets broken.

This was taken by Paul Jonason of John Petersen in Californian surf in his homebuilt baidarka.

From here

You can tell its a Baidarka by its ‘bifuricated’ (split) bow.

The reason for this type of kayak having this bow shape is still unknown (amazing I think). However one very interesting idea was that the lower bow acts very much like the hull shape of modern supertankers in reducing the size of the hull wave thus increasing the speed / efficiency of the boat.


there is a vey long but interesting article about hull design here




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