New Kayak Designs at Jacksonville Kayak Classic, Northeast Florida's online kayak fishing community and host of the 2011 Columbia Sportswear Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic on May 13-14 is proud to feature four new kayak designs at the 2011 edition of the world's largest kayak fishing tournament. The 2011 Classic will feature new designs from the world's leading kayak manufacturers including the Ocean Kayak Trident Ultra 4.7, the Jackson Kayak Coosa, the FreedomHawk Freedom 12, and the Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler inflatable kayak.

Ocean Kayak's Trident Ultra 4.7 is a new 15 foot Trident design from New Zealand that caters to offshore and inshore anglers offering state of the art handling, speed, and storage. Trident 4.7's are in high demand and the Classic will be awarding the Grand Slam winner a brand new fully rigged Trident Ultra 4.7.

Jackson Kayak's Coosa is the first kayak designed for the inshore angler that targets rivers, creeks, and lakes. Jackson designed the Coosa in conjunction with Drew BASSER, a kayak angler of national note known for his dramatic encounter with a fired up goose (yes a goose). Drew will be at the Classic promoting the Coosa and will raffle a brand new Jackson Coosa in support of the Classic charities.

FreedomHawk is at the Classic featuring their revolutionary Freedom 12 design. Featuring the dynamic integrated Outrigger design, the Freedom 12 is the ultimate standing fishing kayak. The patented design is the only one that is engineered from the water up to enable the angler to fish comfortably and safely through a 360 degree range of motion. FreedomHawk's Dave Hadden will be on hand at the Classic featuring the Freedom 12 which will also be a special raffle in support of the Classic charities.

Advanced Elements, the leading inflatable and collapsible kayak designs is now offering an angler model of their StraitEdge inflatable sit-on-top kayak. The StraitEdge Angler features integrated mounting rails for fishing accessories, a high-back seat with rod holders, stainless steel D-rings for anchor and stringer attachments, paddle holders, and bungee deck lacing.

Over 220 anglers have already registered to compete for over $80,000 in prizes and gifts to benefit local children's charities. Kayak fisherman can register online at Get your registration in before March 28th to avoid a $15 late charge.

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