I bought my Wavewalk in June from Steve Anderson of SOBX Kayaks.
I am 76 years old and Medical issues have kept me off the water until now.
I took my Wavewalk out Saturday December 27 for the first time and did five and a half miles up a very remote creek in the Pamlico River Basin. I had no problems at all with this distance and could have gone farther but daylight was running out. I would not have attempted December kayaking in my other kayak, but the Wavewalk changes all of this.
I always go alone and feel completely secure in this boat!
Attaching a couple of shots from Saturday taken deep in Big Flatty Marsh off of the Pamlico River in NC.
I have more places than I will ever be able to visit on my list and hope to have some good shots in the months to come including some good gator shots in the summer.
Thanks for a great product.
Hello, my name is Charlie Manning. I am 75 years old and I guess you would say I am an experienced kayaker. I have a 12 foot keyhole cockpit kayak that I use in the many deep swamps of eastern NC for taking photos. Knees and back reflect these years and I thought this was the year I would have to give up my kayaking. The “L” position for any length of time has become impossible. Entry and especially exit had become something I dreaded to do! I came across Steve Anderson of SOBX Kayaks web page. I looked for awhile and then gave Steve a call. He is a really fine gentleman! We arranged a demo time and I drove the 87 miles from Washington NC to Beaufort NC and got a WaveWalk in the water. Took less than 5 minutes to know this is a totally different boat than anything I have ever seen. I can step in and step out easily . NO “L” position to dread!!
I would never attempt trying to fish from my other kayak but the WaveWalk will open another dimension for me. Needless to say I left with one on top of my car! Thanks to Steve and WaveWalk I will “own” the swamps in eastern NC for a few more years. A few good gator photos and some big bass are my next goals.
Getting it rigged for my needs today. Steve gave me a lot of good Ideas.
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Thought these shots may be interesting. Only possible because of my Wavewalk!
Deep into a swamp/marsh in the Duck Creek area in the Pamlico river basin. These are longnose gar during a spawn. Probably not many people have seen this. Thanks to my Wavewalk, I was in the right place at the right time. The jellylike globs on the edge of the bank are egg deposits covered in a jelly like coating. Thank you for a great product!