Speed, stability, agility. The V9 has it all in spades. The latest entry to the Epic surfski line up can take you to new and exciting places: downwind surfing, open-ocean crossings, challenging races, fitness sessions, or just plain fun. Decades of experience in advanced hull designs has produced the most versatile surfski on the water! At 19’ x 19”, the V9 was designed by Epic’s founder and chief designer, Greg Barton, to fill a sweet spot between the V8 Pro and V10 Sport. Like the Gen 3 V10, the V9 has been optimized for downwind surfing, with increased rocker, and stability. Flatwater speed is a step up from the V8 Pro due to the slightly narrower beam. This is the boat many paddlers have been waiting their whole lives for – the one that launches you onto the swells, glides efficiently across the water, and keeps you in the “zone”.
If you’re not comfortable in the boat, nothing else matters! The seat ergonomics of the V9 are superb, incorporating the shape of the Gen 3 V10 seat, with a lower “hump” under the knees for improved leg power. The cockpit configuration, with the fully adjustable Epic footboard, accommodates paddlers from 4’11 to 6’6” tall (1.5 to 1.99 m). Our popular side carry handles make it a breeze to carry solo.
The V9 also comes with Epic’s high-volume bailer system. The bailer can be completely closed for flat or cold water environments, and has four adjustable positions depending on the conditions, from mild to wild. It can be easily operated with your foot so you never miss a stroke.