Kayak Models:


  • Vortex model

Vortex model

Tour Series

Like its cousin the Xtra, the Vortex is an excellent design for rock-hopping, surfing and tidal play – The polyethylene construction is ideal for new comers to sea kayaking or those looking to take their kayak into rock gardens or surf. Generous width gives the Vortex a high initial and secondary stability – this inspires confidence in less experienced paddlers who wish to improve their skills. Add the Vortex to your quiver of Tiderace boats for a performance playboat for you and a stable, well-mannered sea kayak you can put your friends in!

Model Suitable paddler weight Length
Paddler 80/kayak 25kg
70 – 100 kg 505 cm overall 56.5cm overall 31.5cm 87 x 49cm
435 cm waterline 55.4cm waterline

Volumes in litres

Model Front Foredeck Day
Rear Cockpit Total litres
Vortex 70 6 43 69 152 340
24cm round 15cm round 20cm round 24cm round

Colourways: .Standard . Forward order only

UK Weights

USA Weights

Stability chart for Tiderace Vortex

Stability chart for Tiderace Vortex


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Design features for Tiderace Vortex

Design features for Tiderace Vortex


Vortex on the water reviews - A few paddlers have taken the Vortex onto the water and have been kind enough to write a few words and take some photos. Michal and Natalie took their new pink Vortex kayaks to Scotland for week of paddling. Read their blog - VORTEX – First Impression.   Scotland Tiderace dealer Continue Reading