On the enchanted shore of Kibbutz Sdot Yam you will find Optimist – A dedicated sea kayak center, store and paddling club. The store, the first and most professional sea kayak store in Israel, specializes in importing the best gear from leading brands around the world.
We can offer you a kayak / surfski that will suit your needs and match your goals plus all the necessary accessories. The staff that will help you comprises top Israeli paddlers with proven expedition experience of thousands of miles around the globe in rivers and oceans. Our proximity to the water and convenient beach access means you can try before you buy – That is our both our privilege and motto.

Kayaks & gear for sale:
Sit On Top Kayaks – Single and tandem kayaks, kayaks for waves, fishing and family recreation.
White Water Kayaks– Short, professional seat in kayaks for whitewater and waves.
Waveski – Short and light sit on top with fins, specially built for surfing the breaks.
Sea Kayaks – Long professional touring seat in kayaks for distance paddling. We use this type of kayaks for our club’s paddling activity. We offer lessons and guided trips.
Surfski – A fast light sit on top kayak built for the open ocean. This boat will keep you fit and challenge your balance. The perfect boat for downwind conditions.
Accessories – Paddles, shoes, spray decks, jackets, PFDs, helmets, tow ropes, trolleys & lots more…