Given a chance, we’d paddle whitewater every day. But life doesn’t always throw us what we want. That’s why we’ve introduced the river trek category with the Ethos-RiverCruise, to take you from one adrenaline-fuelled adventure to the next. Conquer a rapid, ride a wave train and cruise on down the river in search of more. When you need to cover some ground, carry all the kit and still have fun, why compromise?
The Ethos-RC is a stable, forgiving, performance-minded crossover platform that offers a confidence-building introduction to paddling in up to class III whitewater. The hull is manoeuvrable in rapids, yet tracks well on flat water with the help of a drop down skeg system. The Ethos-RC offers outstanding comfort on long multi-day river treks due to the roomy cockpit, sizeable gear-storage space and Wave Sport’s trusty black outfitting system.
Arched bow and stern soft grip security handles provide an ergonomic fit for comfortable carrying (even in cold weather) without underlying scoop-outs to hinder water shedding. These handles sit high on the deck for greater accessibility in a rescue situation. Another key feature includes a drain plug positioned near the cockpit for quick, easy draining – even while carrying. Grip zones behind the cockpit make pushing out of the boat easy, while the very distinctive, high buff polish with a matte texture finish maintains a stylish look.
Both seasoned paddlers and beginners who seek to explore varying environments with one comfortable boat will enjoy the Ethos-RiverCruiser’s confidence-building features in up to class III rapids. Paddlers will find the Ethos easy to roll and will enjoy the large, comfortable cockpit with ample storage space – perfect on long days or multi-day river treks.