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Fenn XT S


Beginner to Intermediate Ski

The all-new FENN XT S

Fenn has done it again with this surf ski. What we initially thought would be an entry level ski has surprised us with its speed and versatility.

The original Fenn XT brought out over a decade ago is where many of today’s ocean paddlers started. This gave people the ability to get into ocean paddling, in what at the time, was a domain dominated by unstable surf skis. 

Like those days the all-new Fenn XT S through the latest refinements to the ski has taken this ski from a craft with entry-level stability adding elite surfing and racing qualities.

We think this is the perfect skis for those seeking ultimate surf ability, solid stability and good flatwater speed.

Changes from the previous model include a slimmed down nose with less volume at the front, rudder and seat have been moved forward, the new Fenn seat with lowered hump and cutouts at the blade entry. 


Length:  5.81m

Width:   49cm

Seat Width:   40.5cm


Construction Options and Pricing

Construction  Weight  Price
  Poly Vac   16.0kg   $2,500
  Glass Vac   14.0kg   $3,350
  Hybrid    12.5kg   $3,950
  Carbon    11.0kg   $4,800

*Weights are approximate and may vary slightly.

Construction Information

Poly Vac

  • Vacuum bagged fibreglass, poly ester resin.
  • Fenn have moved away from the traditional hand laid fibre glass construction. Fenn now vacuum bag all layups which gives a consistent weight and even spread of resin throughout the ski. Another benefit of the Poly Vac construction is the boats a slightly stiffer and generally lighter than the hand laid option.

Glass Vac

  • Vacuum bagged fibreglass, vinyl ester resin.
  • The glass vac layup is a lightweight version of the poly vac layup. This construction give the paddler a light weight version of an affordable boat.  


  • Vacuum bagged fibreglass/carbon, epoxy resin.
  • The Hybrid layup uses a special layer of carbon and fibreglass interwoven fabric along with another layer of fiberglass. This layup creates strength while reducing weight enabling a more affordable product. There is very little difference between full carbon and hybrid layups in weight making this layup a first class racing product.


  • Vacuum bagged carbon, epoxy resin.
  • This layup is the premium layup for these types of craft. Carbon and epoxy are used and vacuum bagged to create the lightest and stiffest craft possible.