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Kayak/SUP/Surfboard Trailer

These trailers use 16 inch bike wheels that are suited to cycling along the road to the river/surf. Most other kayak trolleys have small fat wheels with a bush rather than a bearing, making them harder to tow and they wear out quickly with long distances.

Kayak Trailer

Designed for a curved hull with two standard widths are available, 435 mm wide struts for narrower single kayaks, and 550mm apart for sit on tops or wider sea kayaks. I can custom built ones to suit whatever kayak you may have and have an adjustable length towbar system if you want to take boats of significantly different lengths. The nose of the kayak is strapped to a pad at the front which keeps everything nice and rigid and even heavy double sea kayaks can be towed with ease as demonstrated in our fossil fuel free multisport events (links below). The length of the tow bar extension can be altered to suit the length of the kayak. Typically this is 1400mm for a single kayak (4-4.5m) or 2100mm for a double kayak (>5.5m). It is better to have a slightly longer towbar, rather than shorter, as fish tailing can occur if the end of the kayak sticks out too far behind the wheels.


SUP Stand Up Paddleboard Trailer

These designed for strapping a relatively flat surface on top rather than the very curved hull of a kayak. There is space to attach a deck in front of the axle to strap all your wetsuit & gear. Suitable for any length of paddleboard.

$330 Trailer with tow bar extension and pads & straps (no wheels or bin)

$100 for 2 new 16 wheels or use 2nd hand wheels

Adjustable length towbar $50 extra

Kayak trolley instructions for use


Details of kayak towing in action on

fossil fuel free multisport event 2011 Styx River

fossil fuel free multisport event 2013 Waimakariri River

fossil fuel free multisport event 2014 Quail Island via Dyers Pass. See the youtube video

fossil fuel free Coast to Coast to Coast 2016 and youtube video

fossil fuel free Coast to Coast to Coast 2017 and youtube video

fossil fuel free Coast to Coast to Coast 2019 and youtube video

Make you own wooden kayak trolley instructions

2014 over Dyers Pass to Quail Island

SUP trailer

2016 Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast

Surfboard Trailer

New Zealand is a great place to cycle tour with a surfboard, and a cycle trailer is a great way of carrying your board long distances. Keeping the board flat is much better for the ever-present afternoon winds in NZ summer. The towbar is removable with a two 10mm spanners making it easier to courier to and from Christchurch if needed. The surfboard trailer is designed for lighter loads (< 50kg) which is fine for touring. Use a bin to put your gear in and strap the surfboard on top of the bin. Alternatively you can use a deck for your backpack, with supports front and rear to keep the surfboard above the wheels. This is an easier option if you need to courier the trailer around the country as bins are expensive to courier.

Surfboard trailer with 100 litre bin