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Walkthrough of Hobie’s newest pedal kayak, the Mirage Lynx

July 14th, 2021 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Walkthrough of Hobie’s newest pedal kayak, the Mirage Lynx”


The all-new Mirage Lynx delivers low-profile performance in an extremely rugged and lightweight design. Enjoy the efficiency of pedal propulsion in both forward and reverse with our patented MirageDrive 180 with Kick-Up Fin technology. The effortless speed of the MirageDrive combined with the suspended elevated seating of the Lynx makes for a truly epic ride on the water. Weighing in at only 45 lbs. with plug-in cart scuppers, the Lynx is easy to move and store. Designed for maximum comfort on the water with elevated, breathable mono-mesh seating, tons of features and a wide bow to give you a smoother ride.

Follow along with Hobie’s very own, Jason Kardas as he walks through everything we put into the Mirage Lynx.. The forward accessory mount for easy installation of the Mirage Sail Kit or Bimini Sunshade and molded-in tracks for a variety of accessory upgrades. Ergonomic handles make it easier to negotiate launching and transporting your kayak. And with multiple molded-in cargo areas plus Bungee® tie-downs, you’ll have more than enough room to store all the gear you’ll need for your next big adventure.

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Hobie Mirage LYNX walkthrough, all-new kayak model.

May 19th, 2021 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Hobie Mirage LYNX walkthrough, all-new kayak model.”


The all-new Mirage Lynx delivers low-profile performance in an extremely rugged and lightweight design. Enjoy the efficiency of pedal propulsion in both forward and reverse with our patented MirageDrive 180 with Kick-Up Fin technology. The effortless speed of the MirageDrive combined with the suspended elevated seating of the Lynx makes for a truly epic ride on the water. Weighing in at only 45 lbs. with plug-in cart scuppers, the Lynx is easy to move and store. Designed for maximum comfort on the water with elevated, breathable mono-mesh seating, tons of features and a wide bow to give you a smoother ride.

Follow along with Jason Kardas as he walks through everything we put into the Mirage Lynx is to help you enjoy your time on the water. The forward accessory mount for easy installation of the Mirage Sail Kit or Bimini Sunshade and molded-in tracks for a variety of accessory upgrades. Ergonomic handles make it easier to negotiate launching and transporting your kayak. And with multiple molded-in cargo areas plus Bungee® tie-downs, you’ll have more than enough room to store all the gear you’ll need for your next big adventure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W0YzHc0ZJs

Hobie Mirage Lynx | Lightweight and Maneuverable Pedal Kayak

May 14th, 2021 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Hobie Mirage Lynx | Lightweight and Maneuverable Pedal Kayak”


A whole new breed from Hobie!

Make some room for the Mirage Lynx… our all-new pedal kayak.

Swiftly skim across the water’s surface in a freshly designed, streamlined hull. Effortless MirageDrive speed powers you through the water, carving turns and setting course for open-water freedom. Lightweight construction meets optimal performance with ACE-TEC Technology providing unmatched durability and impact resistance. It’s tough enough for weekend’s off the grid, long days exploring uncharted waters, and a good thrashing at the lake with your kids. Make it yours. Fully customizable with a Mirage Sail Kit or Bimini, plus plenty of Bungee Tie-Downs to stash a cooler and all the gear you need (not to mention the “just in case” items too). This feature-rich pedal kayak might just bring you one step closer to kayaking heaven.

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Federal court blocks California water diversion plan

June 1st, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Federal court blocks California water diversion plan”

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The U.S. Department of Interior’s plan to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and its fisheries was temporarily blocked by a federal court, May 11. Pres. Donald J. Trump and his administration had announced a programme, in February, to divert spray away from the Bay-Delta region to growing agriculture areas in southern portions of California. The plan aimed to increase water capacity for the state’s agriculture industry. A suit against the program was filed almost immediately.

Judges from the federal court’s Eastern District of California backed with the country, decree the Trump administration plan would have menaced endangered species cares of fish species in the region.

“The Department of the Interior’s plan would allow for expanded ocean diversions from the Delta by more than half a million-acre feet despite overtaking technical proof that the schedule poses a clear and significant threat to federally protected categories in California- many of which have already seen lessening populations for many years, ” a statement released by the American Sportfishing Association said. “These shields for threatened and endangered fisheries too benefit the entire Delta ecosystem, including many important recreational fisheries.”

Winter-run Chinook salmon and Delta smelt were registered among the native fish populations potentially threatened by the water recreation plan.

Parties involved with the federal lawsuit were the Golden State Salmon Association, Natural Riches Defense Council, The Bay Institute, Institute for Fisheries Research, Defenders of Wildlife and Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association.

Read more: fishrapnews.com.

Residents Rally Against Poseidon at Regional Water Board Workshop

January 6th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Residents Rally Against Poseidon at Regional Water Board Workshop”

Residents, community counsels and environmental groups showed strong opposition to the Wall Street water developer- Poseidon- on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board workshop at Huntington Beach City Hall.

Poseidon is pursuing its final two tolerates for a proposed desalination plant adjacent to the AES power plant in Huntington Beach.

Orange County Coastkeeper has defended development projects for 19 times, and continues to argue that the desalination recommendation is too expensive, excessive, environmentally damaging and opposed by the majority of the community.

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board harboured a workshop to examine Poseidon’s plans for the project and take public note, before it decides on April 3 whether to approve the permits. The programme must also pass through the California Coastal Commission.

Photo: Brian O’Neill

Coastkeeper teamed up with other environmental groups, including the Sacramento-based California Coastkeeper Alliance, neighbourhood Surfrider Foundation section and Azul, a nonprofit organization working with Latinxs to protect coasts and oceans, to speak out against Poseidon’s proposal.

A rally was held outside the workshop at Huntington Beach City Hall on Friday morning. Organizer comprised signeds and spoke about how Poseidon’s projection would kill marine life and raise water rates for regional households, among other negatives. They sung in English,” Water is not for sale !” and in Spanish,” Fuera Poseidon !”( Out, Poseidon !).

Photo: Peter Pham

The purpose of the demonstration was to send a message to the board and the media that the local community doesn’t see a benefit in Poseidon’s fatty wallet interests.

Inside city hall, the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board heard from its staff on details of the proposed desalination plant before turning the microphone over to the public for comments.

More than 47 Orange County residents stood up to tell the board in their own names why they didn’t want a monstrous, polluting water factory is built around their coast and in their community.

Photo: Brian O’Neill

At least two board members attracted concern with development projects and grilled their staff on important questions that have still hitherto to reply, such as what the need is for this desalination plant and why it is Orange County’s last resort for clean drinking water.

The deadline for public comment on Poseidon’s proposal is January 21, 2020.

Send a letter to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board expressing your concerns 😛 TAGEND

Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board 3737 Main Street, Suite 500 Riverside, CA 92501 -3 348

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Media coverage: Find a schedule of articles and radio excerpts below 😛 TAGEND

Los Angeles Times/ Daily Pilot, “Residents voice opposition and support for H.B. desalination flower …,”1 2/6/ 19 Orange County Register, “Huntington Beach desalination plant eyes acceptance, but foes turn out in force, ” 12/6/ 19 Southern California Public Radio( KPCC ), 12/6/ 19 KNX 1070 radio, “Closing polemics in the LA defamation trial of Elon Musk; Protests against a blueprint for a desalination plant in Huntington Beach; New mountain lion sighting in Simi Valley, ” 12/6/ 19 La Opinion, “Residentes de OC temen alza en el costo del agua, ” 12/8/ 19 Orange Juice Blog, “FIGHT POSEIDON TODAY- important Water Board( SARWQCB) in HB !, ” 12/6/ 19 Telemundo , 12/6/ 19 EstrellaTV , 12/6/ 19

Photo: Brian O’Neill

Photo: Brian O’Neill

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Six environmental organizations sue federal agencies over California water project

December 24th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Six environmental organizations sue federal agencies over California water project”

SAN FRANCISCO–The Trump administration and two federal agencies were litigated by six environmental organizations on Dec. 2, with plaintiffs claiming the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration( NOAA ), National Marine Fisheries Service( NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service authorizing a irrigate job in California at the expense of native fish species.

The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association and Natural Assets Defense Council lead a federal prosecution against NOAA, NMFS and others to the long-term runnings of Central Valley Project and State Water Project in California; the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

All six plaintiffs are claiming the federal ocean campaigns were politically motivated and contravened the Endangered Species Act.

“Contrary to the requirements of the Endangered Species Act … the biological rulings at issue in this case were blatantly and improperly mold by political incitements and authorize spray programme enterprises that will cause grave is detrimental to species and their critical environment, increasing the risk of extinguishing of endangered and threatened salmon, steelhead and Delta Smelt, ” the lawsuit stated.

The jobs at issue, according to the lawsuit, would divert “massive amounts of water” from a structure of canals, dikes and tanks to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta for agricultural and borough uses.

“The operations of the Water Projects have caused ravaging environmental impacts and have contributed to severe refuses in California’s native fish species, various of which are now rostered as endangered or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, ” the complaint territory. “[ The] sea job activities ought to have major factors in the decline of the endangered Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon( “winter-run Chinook salmon” ), peril Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon( “spring-run Chinook salmon” ), peril Central Valley steelhead, or endangered Delta Smelt, and in the listing of these and other genus under the Endangered Species Act.”

Other harms of the federal irrigate assignments, according to the lawsuit’s plaintiffs, include reduced in-stream flows, reduced Delta outflow, increased salinity stages and habitat loss.

NMFS biologists, according to plaintiffs, published a 1,123 -page opinion in July, territory the federal sea proposal would likely “jeopardize scheduled salmon and steelhead, as well as Southern Resident killer whales, and was likely to destroy or adversely modify critical environment, in violation of the Endangered Species Act.”

Plaintiffs alleged NOAA, NMFS and other federal officials of not following the biologists’ recommendations.

“[ The] biological mind included a reasonable and prudent alternative demand added protective measures and differences in Reclamation’s proposed plan in order to avoid such negative impacts to listed species, ” the lawsuit against NOAA, NMFS and the White House territory. “But instead of adopting that biological belief, which had been signed by multiple staffers and cleared by Fisheries Service advocates, political nominees at the Fisheries Service and the Interior Department short-circuited required procedures, removed most of the scientists working on the biological ruling, and turned the findings and conclusions of staff biologists.”

Institute for Fisheries Aid, Gold State Salmon Association, Defenders of the Wildlife and The Bay Institute too participated the lawsuit as plaintiffs.

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ALL-NEW from Hobie: The Mirage Passport 12.0

August 26th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “ALL-NEW from Hobie: The Mirage Passport 12.0”


Your ticket to kayak fishing.
JUST RELEASED: The Mirage Passport 12.0

Now is high time to get on the ocean. This 12 -foot kayak makes you where you want to go with ease and world-class authority. Powered by Hobie’s tried and true, MirageDrive Classic. Relax in the Passport’s breathable mesh accommodate or exercise the wider cockpit province with EVA pads, a stable pulpit for standing and pulling your legs or shedding a pull. There’s plenty of real estate to stash equipment on the bend or stern cargo areas and more below floor access through the center 8” Twist-n-Seal hatch. Outfitted with a transducer cavity and scupper for simple invest of your favorite fishfinder and a Power-Pole( r) Micro mount recess your favorite shallow water anchor. Additional features include steering system with stowable rudder, two fishing rod holders, supplementary tracks, and under bench and gunnel undertake storage.

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Hobie Inflatable Paddleboards: Adventure on a Whim

December 3rd, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Hobie Inflatable Paddleboards: Adventure on a Whim”


Keeping it simple.

Hobie’s line of inflatable paddleboards will get you to your next undertaking without the fuss. A high-performance designing read in conjunction with basic boasts that carries neatly into a travel bag and overstates easily to get you on the spray on a caprice.

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Introducing the 2019 Hobie Mirage Compass Duo Tandem Kayak

September 7th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Introducing the 2019 Hobie Mirage Compass Duo Tandem Kayak”


Searching for an elegantly simple-minded more highly customizable tandem kayak for on-water adventures with pedigree, friends, and pets? Look no farther than the brand new Mirage Compass Duo, the latest addition to being able to Hobie’s lineup of award-winning pedal kayaks.

Powered by dual MirageDrives with Glide Technology, the Duo’s shiny hull intend maximizes hurry and stability, while greatly abbreviating lag. The cockpit peculiarity comfy, ergonomic bench, 4 Integrated H-Tracks for supplement mounting, and abundant above and below floor storage compartments to house gear for two. The tasteful waterline and Kick-Up Rudder system make for an impressively nimble tandem kayak that’s most accept, easy to steer and exceedingly sturdy. The roommate Compass Duo is simple to use and adventure-ready, reaching it the ideal preference for spray jaunts with adults, tikes, and furry companions.

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Hobie Inflatable Kayaks: FishFinder Installation

May 30th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Hobie Inflatable Kayaks: FishFinder Installation”


Howie walks you through the installation process of getting a full featured fish finder outfitted on a Hobie iSeries inflatable kayak. He used the i11S in this video but the kit will install on any Hobie inflatable kayak with the new Vantage seat. The head unit mounts onto an adjustable arm that attached to either of the Vantage seatbacks legs. The transducer mounts to the rudder blade of the Hobie Twist n Stow rudder, this mount gets the transducer deep into the water but also has the transducer lifting up and out of the water if needed. This kit also includes a nice small light weight lithium battery that can be strapped onto the back of the Vantage seatback.

Hobie Part #: 72020143

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