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Lars Simonsen and his family kayaked 4000 miles on a Hobie Tandem Island - The longest family kayak trip ever)

Lars Simonsen and his family kayaked 4000 miles on a Hobie Tandem Island - The longest family kayak trip ever)

Thu. 04.01.2018

Motivated by losing their house and job Lars simonsen and his family decided to do the most adventurous thing that they have ever done.  This ordinary family from Denmark decided to embark on the World's longest family expedition by sailing kayak. Lars and his wife and their two young kids, aged 5 and 7 set out on a 4000 miles, one and a half year expedition from Copenhagen to Istanbul.  The family kayaked all the way across Europe and lived in a tent for 1 and a half years.  They were challenged by this experience in ways they could never have imagined, some days they spent up to 26 hours out on the water.  What they hadn’t anticipated was to goodwill and support that they would receive from the many kayaking, sailing clubs and local people along their route and how their story shared in the media would bring people out to meet and support them along the way.  


Hobie Fishing Kayak Buyer’s Guide

Hobie Fishing Kayak Buyer’s Guide

Fri. 01.12.2017

At Hobie, we build over 20 models of kayaks. There’s good reason for the vast number. At first glance, choosing just one could seem complicated. It’s not! Read on and learn why.


Hobie Island Maintenance Guide- Be Prepared for your season

Hobie Island Maintenance Guide- Be Prepared for your season

Thu. 30.11.2017

Here is a maintenance guide for your Hobie Island Kayak, this advice will help you to keep your Hobie Island Kayak in tip-top condition.
Dizzy’s London International – UK Hobie Fishing Worlds Qualifier

Dizzy’s London International – UK Hobie Fishing Worlds Qualifier

Sat. 28.10.2017

I have been lucky enough to take part in four Hobie Fishing World Championship events all across the world, and last year I had a crazy dream. I wanted kayak fishermen in the United Kingdom to experience the same thrill that I have, and rub shoulders with international kayak fishermen from across the world. We have some great kayak fishing competitions in the UK, which have a really good vibe. I wanted to combine the social side of these events with a crazy international mix of kayak fishermen at a world class kayak fishing venue. And so, Dizzy’s London International kayak fishing festival was born…



Hobie Sailing/ Kayaking/ SUP Video Competition

Hobie Sailing/ Kayaking/ SUP Video Competition

Thu. 30.11.2017

Short film of you having fun on your Hobie Kayak/ Hobie Cat or Hobie SUP - Prize £150 voucher for The Hobie Centre.
Hobie Wildlife Photograph and Blog Competition

Hobie Wildlife Photograph and Blog Competition

Thu. 30.11.2017

Take a photograph of wildlife from your Hobie Kayak/Cat and then write between 200 and 300 word blog entry on where and when you spotted the wildlife- Prize £150 voucher for The Hobie Centre.
The new Hobie Mirage 180 Drive

The new Hobie Mirage 180 Drive

Thu. 30.11.2017

The New 180 Mirage Drive is now available on all new models meaning that you can easily switch your kayak to full powered reverse whenever required.  For further details read on!
Vogalonga June 2017- What a way to see Venice!

Vogalonga June 2017- What a way to see Venice!

Thu. 30.11.2017

The Vogalonga is a 30km paddling/rowing race through the city of Venice and the lagoon up to Burano. The event was first created 42 years ago as a response to the overuse of powerboats in the city and the subsequent damage that the wake of these boats was doing to the buildings. This year we took 8 Hobie Oasis and 3 Hobie Eclipses over to Venice to participate in the event.

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