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Ocean Kayak Yak Board

photo: Ocean Kayak Yak Board sit-on-top kayak

A short, wide sit-on-top kayak that is very stable, turns on a dime, and is easy to transport and carry. Designed for surf, it is a fine fishing platform.


  • Only eight feet long
  • Wide and stable
  • Rugged


  • Slow
  • Limited space for gear

The rugged build of this short and wide surfing kayak provides a go-anywhere platform for out of the way fishing spots. I have bashed rocks, floated through flooded timber, and explored small streams in the search for seldom fished waters around the Chicago area.

Over time I have added anchor trolleys on each side allowing two anchors to hold me on the spot I want to fish. With three bolted on rod holders, a depth finder/fish finder and an insulated catch holding bag I can practice my catch-and-eat style of fishing (I don't do catch-and-release to the birds in my yard, why would I do that to fish?).

As a side benefit I was pleased to find wildlife allowed me to approach much closer on a kayak compared to on foot. Sandhill cranes are huge up close.

This is a piece of gear being used for something it was not made for, but it works well.

Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: about $300

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Price MSRP: $399.99
Historic Range: $319.96-$379.00
Reviewers Paid: $300.00
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