Hydrus Elite ILS Surfski



The Hydrus Elite is our top ILS-Spec surfski, consistently achieving international winning results putting it at the top of its class in competition.

Thanks to an elevated, streamlined bow and sleek hull design, the Hydrus Elite produces excellent glide for maximum speed in all conditions, whether chasing runners or between waves and in heavy surf. We've also focused design on a highly responsive rudder for excellent manoeuvrability – not forgetting that all important, rapid apex buoy turn and control back to finish!

There is no better design for ILS competition than the Hydrus Elite. 

ICON's manufacturing roots in the paddlesport world started in 2007, producing ILS-Spec surfskis from our North Devon factory for the International Life Saving (ILS) community. Today, ICON is the no.1 brand in this category, making the Hydrus Elite one of the most acclaimed ILS skis on the market – an upgrade to our 2015 design – having won multiple UK, European and World titles.

ICON recommended for:

• ILS-Spec Surfski competition
• Ocean Surfski competition


• Elevated nose for greater speed through surf
• Seat & footwell designed for optimum paddling position & leg drive
• Choice of custom made-to-measure fixed, or adjustable leg length footrest
• Personalised artwork options


• Minimum weight of ski 18kg
• Maximum length 5.79m
• Minimum width 480mm
• Quick release footstraps


 Standard Glass, Fixed Leg
 Standard Glass, Adjustable Leg

Personalised Artwork 

 Up to 3 colours
 Cost per extra colour   £45.00
 Price on Application
 Sprayed artwork
 Price on Application

See examples of standard artwork combination as illustrations 1 & 2 in main gallery above. Please note that white is counted as one colour.

Transfers applied after ski has been made (price on application).
Sprayed artwork after ski has been made (price on application).

See other examples of artwork on Instagram and Facebook pages. 

 Care Advice

Hydrus Elite & GT Care Advice – Download here

Order Form

Hydrus Surfski Order Form – Download document here

Need more stability? 

Consider the Hydrus GT – Click here