Buying your first Hobie kayak

With over 20 kayaks in the Hobie range which kayak is right for you? Since starting out as a Hobie dealer,  we have met thousands of customers wondering the same thing. With years of experience, our videos and buyers tools can help you make that decision. 

And you can visit us in person at our Hobie showroom where we have the full Hobie Kayak Range on display. 

With Hobie kayaking, I suggest you focus on these questions;

-What is your primary purpose?

-Where is the kayak going to be used?

-Who is going to be using the kayak?

-How are you going to store and transport the kayak?

With this in mind, Rod Bending’s provides a Kayak Buyers Guide for you to fill in online. Your answers to these questions will assist us to help you select the suitable models from the Hobie kayak range that best suits your needs.

When you have finished filling in this Guide, you may wish to talk us either in-store or submit online.  (In-store to link to contact page)

Now the real fun starts in our Blue Water Office. You will now take a supervised Hobie test drive in the selected models on Anderson Inlet Inverloch. Anderson Inlet is a very suitable testing ground; tidal movement, sometimes winds and a bit of swell. But best of all is the magic of this waterway. You could be in any exotic location in the world.

Rod Bending’s has insurance cover and provides all the safety gear.

On the water, you will be able to compare the features and benefits of each Hobie Kayak. Included in your test drive, we will cover setting up, launching, loading, transporting, maintenance and storage. And if fishing is your passion, feel free to bring your favourite rod and reel.

We conduct test drives midweek and Weekends, but bookings are essential.

Book your test drive now. Call David on 0428637471 or fill out the contact form.

Not sure which Hobie is right for you?

Try our Kayak Buyers Guide. It will help us find you the right Hobie kayak tailored to your needs. 

Hobie Buyers Guide

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