Recreational Kayaks

For most of us just getting out on the water is a great way to rejuvenate, re-create and experience the sheer pleasures of being outdoors. especially on the water. (or in the water).

Recreational paddling can be anything from an hour or so just dipping the paddle to extended multi day expeditions with your self or a group of like minded people.  Paddling on glassy waters to challenging  yourself in fearsome white water rapids or mountainous open water seas. 

Whatever your personal tastes there is a multitude of places to go, things to learn and do along the way.  As such there is a multitude of recreational kayaks designed to suit just your needs.

 Meridian Kayak - the "Cygnet".

At Meridian Kayak we believe in putting the paddlers' interests first.  Every sea kayaker comes to us with a new and different set of expectations and ambitions. 
It is our mission to fulfill those ambitions and satisfy those expectations.

Why the "Cygnet"?  After more than 20 years of instructing students in canoeing, white-water and sea kayaking it became obvious that certain issues needed to be addressed. 
Firstly, the changing nature of sea kayakers expectations.  20 years ago it was common among sea kayakers to have reasonably proficient sea kayaking skills and thus expected high performance sea kayaks that traveled long and fast.  Some of those "high performance" sea kayaks are still popular today for sea kayakers who want to push their boundaries in distances and sea conditions. 
What has evolved is the growth and popularity of the "recreational" style or leisurely paced nature of sea kayaking.  Enjoying the journey at a more relaxed pace.  The skill have not decreased, only the pace of the journey.  For that reason , a different style of sea kayak was needed. 

Hence, the Meridian "Cygnet" sea kayak.  A sea kayak for the more relaxed style of sea kayaking but also with the ability to handle the toughest of sea conditions with ease.   Stability, light weight, tracking and acceleration or low resistance at slower speeds.   These are the characteristics which have made the Meridian "Cygnet" so popular today.