The best ride Hobie Mirage adventure island sailing kayak on a windy day in Long Beach NY

I show how to start out from dock with a single seat always peddling into the wind which is southerly. Heading out to the channel on a windy day on Reynolds channel in Long Beach, NY. You better be fit to run this buggy. When going against a strong wind is just like going on a steep incline on a bicycle. But once you catch the wind its like a water ride. Video recorded with GoPro Hero2. If you just want to kayak, remove the outriggers and sail. Coordinate the pedals with the oar and you can fly. I can't see putting anything attached to deflect the waves from splashing, that's the fun part.

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I show how to start out from dock with a single seat always peddling into the wind which is southerly. Heading out to the channel on a windy day on Reynolds channel in Long Beach, NY. You better be fit to run this buggy. When going against a strong wind is just like going on a steep incline on a bicycle. But once you catch the wind its like a water ride. Video recorded with GoPro Hero2. If you just want to kayak, remove the outriggers and sail. Coordinate the pedals with the oar and you can fly. I can't see putting anything attached to deflect the waves from splashing, that's the fun part.

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Alex Foreman
Alex Foreman - 2 years ago
From an Australian Hobie sailor - nice work!
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 2 years ago
Thanks for commenting
Man Cubb
Man Cubb - 2 years ago
Can you list your full setup. I really like your peddle Kayak with the pontoon's. Which kayak are you using and are the pontoon's an accessory? Did you use a hobie sailing kit? Thanks in advance!
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 2 years ago
I was out on long beach ny on a normal day for 15 mile run. Not a rough surf
Man Cubb
Man Cubb - 2 years ago
Thanks for the quick response, would you say she's ocean capable?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 2 years ago
What you see is the Hobie mirage adventure island kayak. I bought nothing extra. Mine is about 7 years old. They have improved of the seat which was the only problem.
Tyler Dewees
Tyler Dewees - 2 years ago
Alright I'm tore I want one if these or a 60s 16 foot statecraft what should I get ?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 2 years ago
2 different animals. With the Hobie you get wet, peddle when needed, alone unless you get the tandem, or join a group, It's fun and a workout, no gas, you can fish with it. You can relax with a boat and fish and bring a friend, pay for gas and hose it down, paint it, a lot more work.
fellipe29
fellipe29 - 2 years ago
Great video! I just ordered mine 6 days ago. Where and what did you mount your camera to?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 2 years ago
Either on my chest or forehead . So long ago I forgot
fingerhorn4
fingerhorn4 - 2 years ago
If your outrigger floats are that wide, it is giving a hard pressed rig false clues. You really shouldn't need that wide. The problem with this rig is that it is not giving sufficient feedback about being over-pressed. A conventional boat will heal progressively and that gives you clues about reefing. This rig is fundamentally flawed in that it doesn't give feedback until you catastrophically capsize. The rig is also far too complicated and expensive. There are too many parts that could fail. I am surprised that Hobie cannot think of a more elegant, simpler solution that is also safer.
Rather B Fishing
Rather B Fishing - 2 years ago
It's very fun! The Tandem Island is the best. Good for fishing also. It's not a Weta, not supposed to compete.
Paul Hepfer
Paul Hepfer - 2 years ago
Interesting comment i suppose, although it's mainly gibberish to me, a novice who thinks this rig looks like great fun!
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 2 years ago
Interesting comment. It is easy to be critical. I'm aware that this unit is at the low end of its group. I would never tip over. Release the sail and roll it in. It only has one sail but I have fun for the price I paid. I use other kayaks on a calm day. I also enjoy getting wet. Your comment will help many in decision making.
mhel alcaraz
mhel alcaraz - 3 years ago
Looks fun. Keep on sailing.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 3 years ago
Thanks for comment. Can't wait for summer
dee boo
dee boo - 3 years ago
so epic!
richard flay
richard flay - 4 years ago
Did you have a gps? if so, what was your top speed. I am debating whether to buy a Hobie or a Windridder 16.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
No gps, lower in the water than the 16. I wouldn't use the nose attachment to avoid the splash. That's what I love, getting wet
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
Thanks for the comment. That was my intent

10. comment for The best ride Hobie Mirage adventure island sailing kayak on a windy day in Long Beach NY

Audfile
Audfile - 4 years ago
ok, I wanna do this but.. especially in NY you have big sharks out there. ever get scared?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
never entered my mind. I never saw a shark. Only went into ocean once.
Heather M
Heather M - 4 years ago
Great video! I'm wondering how you transport this and get it in the water? I would love one of these. Do there come with a trailer or is that additional?
jmg 5219
jmg 5219 - 2 years ago
+attiume yami how do you fit akas and amas in your sonata. Don't the amas have to go on top?
attiume yami
attiume yami - 3 years ago
I put my adventure island on top of my car. I own a hyundai sonata and it does just fine. Make sure u do get some good roof racks though the yak will bend low quality ones. Its a pain in the a$$ to load and unload but if u have a hobie cart with inflated weels it should b no problem. U dont need a trailer unless u have the tandem AI. Take the akas and amas apart and put them inside the veichle to lessen the weight
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
I missed your post. I live on a canal. There is a trailer for it
Stere - Virgil Cacioianu
Stere - Virgil Cacioianu - 4 years ago
what are the circumstances of a windy day?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
If your walking and your hat gets blown off your head
Larry Troxler
Larry Troxler - 4 years ago
This is hillarious! "We're running now", when the boat is on a reach!. and "let's try to make a turn now". wtf?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
This is a stock Hobie Mirage Adventure Island Kayak
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
With a strong wind I don't have to peddle into a turn
Audfile
Audfile - 4 years ago
+Robert Khoury how fast can you go with a full loaded model, and who makes this setup?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
Exactly, unless the wind is just right I come about without peddles
Larry Troxler
Larry Troxler - 4 years ago
Well regardless, I wish I could find one to try or buy. New is over my budget though, especially the tandem plus add ons. So I guess the idea with tacking is that you use the pedals just for a bit just to help it through the tack?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
I have tacked numerous times, sometimes with no peddling . I will look into adding a spinnaker for more speed.
Larry Troxler
Larry Troxler - 4 years ago
+Robert Khoury I would think it would be the opposite in that if you manage to tack without cheating with the pedals, then it's certainly less work. can you actually tack it. I know that cats are fussy that way. lots of people backwind the jib to come about.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
If the wind is not in your favor in one direction you get a work out tacking. If I would have done a quick turn no tacking is needed
Larry Troxler
Larry Troxler - 4 years ago
How easy is to tack? I noticed that you pumped the pedals just once or twice while turning through the wind. Is that just to give it a slight nudge past the in irons point?
Larry Troxler
Larry Troxler - 4 years ago
+Robert Khoury sorry, it does look like a lot of fun. And actually i have to admit that this thing might actually fill a nich for people like me
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
It's a video for fun sorry if you don't see it, others do.
Ark Survival Play
Ark Survival Play - 4 years ago
DAMNIT MAN! Now I gotta buy one! Curse you for posting such an awesome vid! :D
OMGWTFLOL
OMGWTFLOL - 3 years ago
It's quite a bit more than $1k. Try $4.5k single and $6.2k tandem.
Audfile
Audfile - 4 years ago
+Larry Troxler cheap
Larry Troxler
Larry Troxler - 4 years ago
could run you up to almost 1k once you add spinnaker, tramps, and dolly. if buying new. and if spending the 2k extra for the tandem, which is actually only 2 feet longer
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
+Ark Survival Play
sorry, it was so much fun I had to let the world know
John Rogan
John Rogan - 5 years ago
could show the Long Beach,Ca a thing or two...nice ride..New Yorker!
John Rogan
John Rogan - 5 years ago
check out the speed record for a sail..they placed the sail parallel to the hull on a pontoon..65.37 mph...Aussies...see on u tube
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 5 years ago
+John Rogan
Thanks for commenting
John Rogan
John Rogan - 5 years ago
body weight is the only counter weight to the pontoon going under and pitch poling the entire craft....that is living on the edge.
John Rogan
John Rogan - 4 years ago
peddles and pontoons...way cool!
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 4 years ago
+Nick Weiss
It's rare that the wind is in my favor and strong
Nick Weiss
Nick Weiss - 4 years ago
+John Rogan I wonder if that happens much? I've seen several videos of this but no big splashes-
John Rogan
John Rogan - 5 years ago
seems dangerous
John Rogan
John Rogan - 4 years ago
You really understand sailing, Robert!....the principles are the same on a 73 foot sailing yatch!
Larry Troxler
Larry Troxler - 4 years ago
tether yourself to the boat
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 5 years ago
+John Rogan
Not at all. I have never flipped over. If wind is too strong just release the sail
kernowrock555
kernowrock555 - 5 years ago
fantastic! This is a very versatile piece of kit! Thanks , great video , what speed do you think you reached approximately...?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 5 years ago
+kernowrock555
Can't guess. I don't remember the wind speed.
Ken Ingalls
Ken Ingalls - 5 years ago
One more thing ..... Yo can I come to dinner at your house ? Damn you make some food .... I just ate and I'm starving now wtf

20. comment for The best ride Hobie Mirage adventure island sailing kayak on a windy day in Long Beach NY

Ken Ingalls
Ken Ingalls - 5 years ago
I would too ! Nothing like it around !
Ken Ingalls
Ken Ingalls - 5 years ago
looks like a fun wet ride ! how do you like that hobie ? im thinking of buying one ?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 5 years ago
+Ken Ingalls
Thanks much
Ken Ingalls
Ken Ingalls - 5 years ago
im envious !!!! enjoy bud !
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 5 years ago
+Kenneth Ingalls
I enjoy the wet ride, that's where the fun is. I love it. The newer model has a sturdier seat. permanent daggerboard. Thanks for commenting
Al Pine
Al Pine - 5 years ago
Great video!! Cheers from the Northwest!!
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 5 years ago
+Al Pine Thanks for commenting
System Admin
System Admin - 5 years ago
Very cool!
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 5 years ago
+Richard Duncan Thanks for commenting
JCameron Video Productions
JCameron Video Productions - 5 years ago
Great Video, very exciting, looks like a lot of fun.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 5 years ago
+JCameron Video Productions Thanks for comment. In just a few more weeks I'll be on the water again
matt tripps
matt tripps - 5 years ago
Some of you say living on the water how long can you live on it can you pack enough supplies for more than a couple of weeks can you paddle it with a regular kayak paddle
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 5 years ago
I live on a canal not the kayak.  Remove the outriggers and sail and you can use it as a kayak
Raul Ressano Garcia
Raul Ressano Garcia - 6 years ago
do you have problems on just going downwind?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 6 years ago
Sometimes tacking doesn't work.  The waters I run go east to west.  If I have a direct north or south wind, that's fun.  east or west wind lots of tacking not fun but great exercise
maximus merilius
maximus merilius - 6 years ago
great vid inspired me
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 6 years ago
Thanks for commenting
Sue Kent
Sue Kent - 6 years ago
Thank you for your reply, much appreciated.
Sue Kent
Sue Kent - 6 years ago
I have a two seater and am looking to get a single seat with sail. I have an upper limb disability and might be in trouble if I capsized. Have you ever capsized?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 6 years ago
Never, and never will.  I site on the hull to keep level and I would release the sail to slow then pull it in.

30. comment for The best ride Hobie Mirage adventure island sailing kayak on a windy day in Long Beach NY

Rocque Bowen
Rocque Bowen - 6 years ago
I have watched this a couple of times.  It seems that you are having a lot of fun. I want to try out my friend's smaller Hobie kayak.  It is a Mirage and has the sail, but she does not know how to use it.  I am wondering if I should get the pontoons first.  The lake is warm though.  I used to sail out of Alamitos Bay, California, too.  Now I live in the desert.  I miss sailing a whole lot.
Rocque Bowen
Rocque Bowen - 6 years ago
We just got the pontoons today and the furler part for her Hobie kayak, today.  I get to be the one to test pilot it.  Maybe on Monday when the lake is more empty.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 6 years ago
+Rocque Bowen If you mean put up sail without pontoon, not stable
Rocque Bowen
Rocque Bowen - 6 years ago
+Robert Khoury Where I sail won't have the length to sail before having to turn around, but I am going to check it out.  I will check the rigging to see if I can test it without the pontoons.  The wind switches here a lot.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 6 years ago
I use this more than my jet ski.  It isn't set up to keep the waves off. Getting wet is part of the fun. 
LetsFlyFpv
LetsFlyFpv - 6 years ago
Nice video very well done
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 6 years ago
Thanks for commenting
Dudley Fort
Dudley Fort - 7 years ago
this is a fantastic video.  a strong wind with no waves.  I too have to pedal around when I come about into the wind.  Sometimes I can get up speed and come about without using the mirage drive.  In Sarasota Bay it is so shallow that I often leave the mirage drive at home and just use the paddle to go into the wind.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
Thanks for commenting. I have gone out on low tide and had to get out and push. No matter, all is fun even the time I went off shore from inlet to inlet with no turning back. Got bounced around a bit. Will do it again this summer.
Ker Her
Ker Her - 7 years ago
Forget that douche. A day on the water is always better than a day in the office!
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
Thanks for comment, have fun
matt Mcallister
matt Mcallister - 7 years ago
Great video love the way that actually talk throughout the video. Keep it up :)
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
I'll have to ignore your comment and go with those who have enjoyed the video.
João Miguel
João Miguel - 7 years ago
bad idea the video effects.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
thanks for commenting
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
Hobie adventure island
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
Sorry, not on any kayak. This isn't custom fitted. It is the Hobie adventure island.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
never happen to me, if the wind was so strong that you loose control. Pull the sail in. Also I wouldn't be out with 30+ mph wind
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
yes, it needs it
Ferrociter
Ferrociter - 7 years ago
Do you have a centerboard of some sort on there?
Greg JOHNSON
Greg JOHNSON - 7 years ago
If the Kayak capsizes how would you upright it and perform a self rescue ?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
I know, those flippers really move. When I remove the sail and outriggers it's even faster.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
And thanx for commenting
Tommy Jensen
Tommy Jensen - 7 years ago
Nice video! Thanks for sharing.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
I don't remember the wind speed that day. I'm guessing if the wind was 25mph I could be close to that.
Marius Schudel
Marius Schudel - 7 years ago
Great vid! thanks for sharing looks like really good craic! What sort of speeds can you do sailing only in those conditions like in the vid? Thanks

50. comment for The best ride Hobie Mirage adventure island sailing kayak on a windy day in Long Beach NY

Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
Thanks for commenting, and it is
Mr fisherman
Mr fisherman - 7 years ago
It's like TOO MUCH fun ))
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
I travel the bays on Long Island NY, never gone too far. I travel east to west or west to east. I need either a strong northern or southern wind. At times I will head out from my canal and if the wind is wrong I'll have to zig zag and that is no fun even with peddling. then I head home and jump into a regular kayak.
Niles Hughes
Niles Hughes - 7 years ago
hAVE YOU EVER GOTTEN TOO FAR FROM HOIME TO MAKE IT BACK OR DOES IT SAIL UPWIND AS WELL?
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
Thanks for commenting. Good luck in getting one, it's like riding a motorized kayak.
jon michaels
jon michaels - 7 years ago
Hey Robert, nice job on the AI. I too own own here in SC.
jon michaels
jon michaels - 7 years ago
The wind was whipping here at lake Murray. 25mph with 30mph gust! I attached my go pro to a 4 ft pole and took my adventure island out for a spin. Some really fun action. Head on over to my page.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
thanks for comment, wish I lived in Florida with this
seafront1
seafront1 - 7 years ago
Way too much fun! Great footage thanks!
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 7 years ago
thanks for commenting, Send me some of that Scottish wind.
robert barbour
robert barbour - 7 years ago
first class video. Thinking of taking this up with a view to getting in to sailing. In Scotland wind is not a problem, i can assure you.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 8 years ago
Sorry, tricky business. This is the Hobie kayak adventure island. It is not custom fitted. If you were to see one close up you would see the hardware is attached.
June Barker
June Barker - 8 years ago
So im curious will this rig work for any kayak. or is it custom fitted? If I have an LL Bean Touring Kayak can i buy everything including the stabalizers except for the actual Kayak? Nice video by the way.
Mehmet Bayramoglu
Mehmet Bayramoglu - 8 years ago
Dear Khoury, would you let me know the brand name of your kayak. Sincerely, Mehmet Bayramoglu mehmetbayramoglu@ttmail.com
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 8 years ago
thanks for comment. I handle my cooking videos in the same manner.
Peter Ratz
Peter Ratz - 8 years ago
Nice and a good sailing lesson for beginners like myself. Like the way explain what you were doing....
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 8 years ago
thanks for comment. I pray for wind. Wish it had 2 more feet in length.
Adam Khoury
Adam Khoury - 8 years ago
That is awesome!
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 8 years ago
if I could only be
LeroyRifkin
LeroyRifkin - 8 years ago
like ernest hemingway
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 8 years ago
appreciate the comment, thanks
NaveganteBOG
NaveganteBOG - 8 years ago
Good video, Mr. Chef. That is a nice kayak you have. Have fun.
Robert Khoury
Robert Khoury - 8 years ago
thanks for comment
momee sickos
momee sickos - 8 years ago
Awesome!

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