Neville Badcock, Wavewalk 500 Kayaker, Tasmania, Australia

Wavewalk 500 review - W500 kayak with 4 passengers on board- 1 adult and 3 children

Neville is in his early eighties, and he lives in Moriarty, Tasmania.
Tasmania is an island south of Australia, and if Neville took his W kayak to the beach and paddled in the Southern Ocean southward, he should eventually reach nearby Antarctica, at least in principle.

While we don’t know if Neville has such plans, he certainly seem to enjoy taking three of his grandchildren for a paddling trip on board his W kayak, and let it be known, officially, that by doing so, captain Neville and his hardy crew broke the world record for the maximum number of passengers on board a W kayak, which from now on is four passengers, I.E. a full Double-Tandem!!

Congratulations to the Tasmanian Wavewalk Yak Team! Hip Hip Hurray! 😀


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  1. W kayak

    Thanks to Neville and his crew.
    Opening my email in the morning and finding this kind of stuff in it is great! 😀

  2. Hasdrubal

    Great post, and fun to read.
    By the away, over three thousand miles of ocean separate Antarctica from Tasmania 😉

  3. W kayak

    Yep, 3,000 miles of rough ocean… but the whole idea was hypothetical! 🙂

  4. April L

    I’ve been in kayaks with kids on board, and that can be quite challenging, especially when they start getting excited, and move in unexpected ways… but no apparent stability issues in this case, and that’s great.

  5. RoxCT

    What a wonderful post.

    The kids are sure enjoying Grandpa’s W500. 🙂

    Tight lines and MoPaddle Safe all.

  6. Fish Wiz

    Four souls in that yak, and still plenty of freeboard left! Not too bad…

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