Updated in 2012, the Squall GTS continues its lineage as a sleek and efficient rotomolded kayak ready for any of the world’s waters. Drawing on the success of the Solstice family updates in recent years, the new hull design offers increased efficiency and paddling prowess. Additional updates include a user friendly keyhole cockpit, modernized deck, and hidden rudder haul lines. The Squall GTS is a sporty tripping kayak capable of extended trips while also delivering great performance and fun on weeknight paddles. Dimension Adjustable Seat Back is standard.
Fish Form: Widest ahead of the cockpit, Fish form kayaks have a more blunt entry but will have a more slender exit through the water. The bows typically have more flare and are usually more buoyant than others. This enables our shorter boats to be excellent surf zone kayaks. Longer kayaks benefit from this feature in large seas.
Soft Chine: A smooth transition from the bottom of the hull to the sides. Soft chines give smooth edging at unlimited angles. The majority of kayaks that we build have a soft chine.
Shallow V: The “V” shape improves tracking, has a lively feel and delivers very comfortable stability.
Touring Cockpit: Touring cockpits are somewhat small to help resist imploding of the spray skirt if hit by a large wave in rough water. They include built-in thigh braces on the cockpit rim to maximize control when edging and rolling. They range from 29” to 35” long, depending on the model.
Category: N. American Touring
Paddler Size: S-M + Gear