A fast sea kayak is defined by the ratio of its surface waterline length to surface waterline width when it sits 4 inches deep in the water. This 18 foot long kayak takes this measurement ratio as close to the limit as tolerances allow. Minimal mid-section rocker, rounded cross-sections throughout and computer designed to give the lowest possible resistance values at racing speed. The Pace 18 is configured with the signature Tiderace cockpit design which allows full boat control in rough or moving water along with an ability to be rolled. The deck shape increases overall boat stiffness and water-shedding properties. Tiderace by NELO, the sole licensee of Tiderace sea kayaks.