Jackson Playboats

Kayaks, Paddlers, and Paddling:  This is what Jackson Kayak is about.  


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Garbarator Wave in Canada has fueled our desire to make the ultimate wave surfing machine. We have completed this mission and are now rolling out our best freestyle kayak to date by far, the new Rock Star! A narrower, faster, looser, easier to take off hull is the platform that everything is built on. Easy Edge to edge transfers that are reminiscent of the 2010 All-Star/Super Star, combined with massive air capabilities and smooth, predictable surfing makes it a ridiculously fun boat to paddle on a wave.

2016 Rockstar M

Boat Weight 29,   Cockpit Size 32 x 19.25, Height 13.5, Length 5' 8, Total Capacity 210, Volume 55, Width 27, Footrest Type Happy Feet, Seat Type WW w/ 100 Sweet Cheeks

 2016 Rockstar S

Boat Weight 26, Cockpit Size 32.75 x 19, Height 13.5, Length 5' 5, Total Capacity 180, Volume 48, Width 25, Footrest Type Happy Feet, Seat Type WW w/ 100 Sweet Cheeks



Think you’re too big to be a Playboater? Think again! Jackson Kayak’s MonStar is based off our ground-breaking 2010 All Star Series but super-sized for the larger paddler. We wanted all paddlers to have access to a playboat that fits, so we designed the MonStar to accommodate paddlers between 210 and 300 pounds. The MonStar is a pure playboat packing 73 gallons into a short but stable platform. It rides nice and high so it’s fast enough to catch waves others sink through and in a hole it’s guaranteed to give you the pop of your life!

Max paddler (lbs) 210 to 300, Length 6'5, Width 28.25, Boat Weight 37, Cockpit Size 37 x 21.5, Height15, Volume 72.75


The FUN was Jackson Kayak’s first ever whitewater kayak! In 2015 we return to the core of what has made this kayak the best selling Jackson Kayak of all time: FUN! The entirely new hull design returns the paddler to the roots of what fun on whitewater is: river running, surfing, squirting, cartwheeling and more. The NEW hull will have high, forgiving, parting lines, lots of leg room for comfort and a sleek style reminiscent of the Fun we’re used to paddling. The bow rocker is nice and high to keep your bow on the surface, while the stern rocker is smooth and subtle giving you better tracking, surfing and maneuverability. The combination of hull shape for river running and for play makes this boat a great transitional kayak for those wanting to spend more time playing than before. Want to learn to surf but find yourself flushing straight through, the hull speed of this kayak will make catching waves a breeze.The fun is capable of easing beginners into freestyle and is also a great skills developing kayak for intermediates and experts. Available in 3 new sizes, the 2 Fun, Fun, and 4 Fun

4 Fun

  • Max paddler (lbs)165 to 230
  • Size (inseem + footsize)0 to 52
  • Cockpit Size36 x 20.75
  • Height14.5
  • Length7' 2
  • Opt Overall200
  • Opt Playboating220
  • Opt River Running190
  • Seat TypeWhitewater w/ Seat Pad
  • Total Capacity250
  • Volume67
  • Weight (Pounds)36
  • Width26.5


  • Max paddler (lbs)145 to 185
  • Size (inseem + footsize)0 to 44.5
  • Cockpit Size34.5 X 20.25
  • Height14
  • Length6'10
  • Opt Overall165
  • Opt Playboating170
  • Opt River Running160
  • Seat TypeWhitewater w/ Seat Pad
  • Total Capacity210
  • Volume59
  • Weight (Pounds)32
  • Width25.5

2 Fun

  • Max paddler (lbs)110 to 150
  • Size (inseem + footsize)0 to 41
  • Cockpit Size32.5 x 19
  • Height13
  • Length6' 6
  • Opt Overall130
  • Opt Playboating140
  • Opt River Running120
  • Seat TypeWW w/ Seat Pad
  • Total Capacity170
  • Volume51
  • Weight (Pounds)28
  • Width24.5


Start your kid out at age 2 or 3? Why not? Water wings, floating circles, and other pool toys are great fun for the little ones. A cool kayak is over the top fun for them. Since the Fun 1 goes from 30 to 80 pounds for kid’s weights, it covers ages 2-8 really well and up to a small age 10.


  • Weight: 19.8 lbs (9 kg), Length: 5’3″ (161 cm), Width: 20.0″(50 cm), Height: 10.5″ (27 cm), Volume: 26 gal (99 L), Max Inseam: 26.0 inches (67 cm), Max Foot: Size 4.0 (mens), Ideal Weight Range: 30-80 lbs, Cockpit Dimensions: 15 1/2″ x 28″



The bigger brother or sister to the Fun 1- the Fun 1.5 is for kids from 60-120 pounds and gets them running rivers and playboating with ease. This boat also fits really small adults. A perfect boat to learn to paddle in flatwater or whitewater.


  • Weight: 23.0 lbs (11 kg), Length: 5’9″ (176 cm), Width: 22.0″ inches (56 cm), Height: 11.5″ (30 cm), Volume: 35.0 (133 L), Max Inseam: 29.0″ inches (74 cm), Max Foot: Size 8.0 (mens), Ideal Weight Range: 60-120, Cockpit Dimensions: 17 1/2″ x 31″


This boat started off with great genealogy, and got a lot of extras in the evolution process. The basis is a super comfortable, stable easy to river run kayak, with lots of great playboating features neatly designed into it.

Starting off with an incredible hull that combines stability, speed, looseness, and good river running, plus the sidewall, deck package that provides a wonderfully balanced vertical move boat, for squirting, cartwheels, loops, and all of the hard moves too.(AKA-playboating) Ample footroom, and leg room are designed in for all day paddling.

  • Weight: 36 lbs , Length: 7’1 , Width: 27.25′ , Height: 14′ , Volume: 70 Gallons , Ideal Weight Range: 210-265 lbs., Cockpit Dimensions: 37 1/2″ x 21 3/4″