Monday, March 1, 2010

The Point 65 XP21 -mother of all Surf Ski's

Today, in a Swedish winter storm and sub zero water temperatures (only the harbor propellers keep the water in the dock open. All around it's thick with ice) Magnus de Brito took the prototype of our new monster Surf Ski for a first spin.
Magnus de Brito, testing the Point 65 XP21 prototype at Pampas Marina, Solna, Sweden 59°N, 14:20 hours, March 1, 2010

Magnus, our design maverick, has been working very hard on this dream project. While working with Porsche on the Boxter 987, the Carrera 997, the Carrera GT and other similar projects, the 21 foot surf ski has never been far from his mind. A 21 foot Mother of all Surf Ski's.
"It glides through the water without a sound..."

Magnus is never humble about his designs and he is pretty confident that this surfing machine will not only out surf and out glide the rest of the pack, but also keep the paddler in the saddle, no matter how rough and fast it gets.
The bow makes me think of the Red October...

But this thing not only rides like a bullet, it looks absolutely spectacular. Words cannot make this creation justice. It looks like any surf skiers wet dream, times 10... Walk this ski down to the Molokai and there will be a stampede.
By using advanced hydro dynamic computer engineering, Magnus has achieved a craft that is as fast as anything out there while significantly more stable. While this might only be a small advantage for the likes of Hank McGregor, Dawid Mocke, Murray Stewart and Oscar Chalupsky it sure as hell makes a heck of a difference for all those strong, converted flat water racers sniffing the back of their necks. Not to speak of yours truly who might actually be able to participate in a race without half drowning before reaching the finishing line!
It was a cold day!

Extensive testing will now be carried out by Magnus himself, an avid surf skier, as well as one of Swedens strongest surf ski paddlers, Paul Rosenqvist.
Paul, still a rookie, came in 19th at the Mauritius Ocean Classic 09, just a couple of minutes behind some of the worlds most experienced surf ski paddlers. Would the XP21 give him that edge?

Ones the boys are happy, the production mold will take it's shape and production commence. When? Keep your eyes on my blog and the very day I have a release date I will publish it here.

Until then, Happy Paddling!

Richard

(All photos except the one with Paul by Peter Ekström)

11 comments:

RobM said...

Hey Richard - can I use this story & the pics on surfski.info?

Could you send me some pics of the details of the rudder pedals, rudder T-bar, footplate assembly?

Of course if you feel like sending a review boat to Cape Town I'd love to give it a spin!

Looks exciting!

Rob Mousley

Richard at Point 65 said...

Sure Rob. I forgot to mention the name of the photographer, Peter Ekströms.

The details requested are still top secret, so no:-)

An XP21 will surely be inb S.A. sooner than later and I will make sure that you are informed and can atke it for a ride!

春天來嚕 said...

thx u very much, i learn a lot

Anonymous said...

Hi
I hope this surfski is 48cm wide minimum to face the Fenn xt,Think evo, Epic V10sport.
That is what must of the seakayaker are waiting for.
The racers give them 42cm wide.
I just bought a XP18 and I hope to get the XP21.
All the best for the project.
HB

Anonymous said...

Hi
I hope this surfski is 48cm wide minimum to face the Fenn xt,Think evo, Epic V10sport.
That is what must of the seakayaker are waiting for.
The racers give them 42cm wide.
I just bought a XP18 and I hope to get the XP21.
All the best for the project.
HB

RobM said...

Hi Richard

Will you be at the EuroChallenge race in Spain next weekend?

Regards
Rob

Richard at Point 65 said...

Unfortunately no... I would love to go though. Next year!

Douglas said...

I am an old ICF K-1 paddler who would like to do marathon races in a more stable boat while maintaining the speed of an ICF kayak. Your Point 65 XP21 sounds like the boat I need. I am assuming that the hull of your 65 XP21 is no more than 38 cm in width at the 10 cm waterline and a deck width of no more than 43 cm. If you can make me one of your Point 65 XP21 surf ski's in carbon fiber weighing no more than 10 kg, please contact me at usadragonboat@hotmail.com

Westley Field said...

Ok got me very interested, what we need to know is a rough estimate of when we will hear something else? Also Sweeden is not known for surf so what makes you so confident this will work in big waves? Has it been tested in surf? Results?

Richard at Point 65 said...

I'm have confidence in our designer, Magnus de Brito. But time will tell. I guess we will have the boat ready for delivery in a few months.

Anonymous said...

bring it to Mauritius, i would like to see it run down wind. to date the footage is not convincing just words.