Introducing the Smart-Start Kayak

CALIFORNIA: Beginner Kayak

Customizable. High Quality. Affordable. Fun.

MSRP $399

LENGTH8′ 10″269 cm
WIDTH33″84 cm
DEPTH13.7″35 cm
BASE WEIGHT38 lbs17.2 kg
MAX. CAPACITY300 lbs136 kg
XPLOR California Recreational Beginner Kayak Angle Mango Color
XPLOR California Logo


Smart-Start Kayak

The perfect beginner kayak for recreational paddlers or anglers, kids or adults. The Smart-Start Kayak is the great starter kayak that’s priced for the public and can be customized to your needs.


Back Bungee Storage

Ample storage area with included bungee cord to keep all your belongings safe.



Molded foot rest provides a comfortable ride.

XPLOR California Cheap Recreational Kayak Top View Mango Color


Roto-molded Plastic

High quality, super durable, polyethylene recyclable plastic with the highest grade UV stabilizer on the market that’s built to last.



Xplor Kayaks are the highest quality at an affordable price. Great pricing without breaking your wallet.


Standing Platform

Utilize the standing platform for casting your favorite fishing rod or switch to stand up paddling.

What makes XPLOR kayaks high quality?

Cross Section of XPLOR California High Quality Recreational Kayak

Xplor kayaks uses the Roto-Molded method to create high quality kayaks.  Below are the three common methods of molding plastic kayaks. The kayak hull exterior look very similar but the cross section of each kayak interior are different due to their molding method.

Blow Molded

Blow Molded Plastic Kayaks

Blow molded method is the most inexpensive form of production, but has the poorest performance properties. Beware of the finish and thickness of material that may be thin where you really need it to be thick, in the corners and on the bottom of the kayak.

Thermo Molded

Thermo Molded Kayaks

Thermo formed molds the deck and bottom hull separately then heat stamp or melt the two pieces together at the seam. Smooth finished result but an uneven wall density around the kayak hull.

Roto Molded

Roto Molded XPLOR High Quality Kayak

Roto molded method distribute the material evenly around the kayak hull by turning and cooking the mold of the kayak. The end results is a all around sturdy molded kayak, making it one of the best methods for manufactures.

Smart-Start Kayak

Customize your kayak, how you want it. Start with these great bundles to build your perfect kayak.

Starter Kit Bundle

Everything a beginner kayaker will need.

Includes a Explorer Jr. Seat and a black Tsunami Paddle.

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Starter Kit with seat paddle on XPLOR California Recreational Kayak

 Fish and Dive Bundle

Converts the California Smart Start Kayak to a Fishing Kayak.

Includes two 8″ round hatches and two fishing rod holders.

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Fish n Dive Bundle Kit with hatch and rod holder on XPLOR California Fishing Kayak

Proudly Made in the USA

We’re a proudly owned and operated, Made in the USA brand. We work hard to keep jobs and money with all our hardworking patriots here in the states, and they pay us back with the best quality you can find.

Made in the USA kayaks

XPLOR Kayaks


7110 Jackson St
Paramount, CA 90723
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