Author Archive: fish

S4 projects and another fruitful fishing day

yellow fin tuna and other fish from Hawaii fishing trip in cooler

By Terry Wilkison

Well another fruitful day of fishing thanks to my S4! went out at 2am and fished one of the wrecks off the west side of the island and scored some nice aweo aweo and menapachi. Once the sun came up I headed 3 miles south to hunt for live bait and was able to find a small school scoring 4 nice opelu. I caught the bonita about 5 minutes after sending the first bait out. after him I had a larger tuna on but he kept switching directions in a way they don’t normally and the hook must have opened up the hole and it pulled about 15 minutes into the fight. After that something cut me off through 100lb fluorocarbon (most likely a wahoo). I made my way to to the spot I’ve grown fond of and sent out another opelu, 20 minutes later I caught the yellowfin. I got a scale the other day from amazon so I can add legitimacy to my fish stories, the Bonita was 12lb (average) and the shibi was 25lb, nice eating size. I ended up trading the bonita for some ribeye steaks (steak brings a premium here) and will divide up the shibi with friends. The red fish are a treat for the wife. The pole holder in the saddle hole works good, I’m only running 12 lb drag so I’m not to concerned about it. I’m down to fine tuning my setup now. Still playing around with ideas for a truck ramp but not sure if it will really be better than my dolly setup…. I can launch straight from the bed now I just have to walk the boat up the ramp when I get back, my main problem is the extra weight of the fish! A problem I’m happy to have!

12 lbs bonita
25 lbs shibi fish

More offshore fishing with Terry »

Wavewalk kayaks Made in SC

Two rotational molds of Wavewalk kayak on one machine

Our molders in SC report that molding is going well, and the results are good.

The amazing image above shows the W500 and W700 molds attached to the same arm on DPI’s new roto-molding machine. The chamber seen in the picture is the oven in which the machine rotates the molds simultaneously.

Wavewalk 700 kayak molded in SC
Wavewalk 700 made in SC
Wavewalk 500 kayak made in SC
Wavewalk 500 Made in SC

Family Fishing Day!

Fishing kayak with 5 anglers on board - Wavewalk S4

By Chris Henderson

There is nothing like the squeal of joy, the excitement of the moment, and memories made when a kid catches their first ever fish. Every year our church does a Family Fishing Day on the Fish Washington Free Day. At this event we go down to little Lake Devereaux and take kayaks, marsh rats and anything that floats and I provide the fishing gear and we get kids on fish. This year was a lot of fun and we had a great turnout. Many were coming back for the 2-3 time. But there were a couple of kids that this was their first fish. A couple of adults too got in on the action. This is the one day I am glad that all those pesky trout are in the lake. lol.
I always hope to start getting people into fishing.  It is such a great family activity.
Take a kid fishing! Take a family fishing!

4 fishing kayaks transported in SUV
Mulitple anglers in a tandem fishing kayak
Five anglers in a Wavewalk S4 fishing kayak
Five anglers fishing out of a Wavewalk S4 fishing kayak
Wavewalk S4 tandem fishing kayak with 5 passengers on board

New Pricing For Our Kayaks

Until now, our kayak prices included free shipping to the client’s address. It was free for the client, but expensive for Wavewalk, since we have to ship our kayaks by freight trucks, and in most cases to residential addresses. On top of this, last year trucking companies started charging us a fee for oversized freight.

Effective July 1st, we will introduce a new, differential pricing structure that will reflect our cost of shipping, and will share more fairly and realistically the financial load between clients in different regions.

The total price of a kayak delivered to the client’s address will include two components –

  1. The Basic Price of the kayak ex-factory, South Carolina
  2. A Shipping Fee based on the region to which we ship the kayak

Wavewalk Kayaks Basic Price (ex-factory SC, before shipping)

  • Wavewalk 500: $1,400
  • Wavewalk 700: $2,000
  • Wavewalk S4: $2,600

Shipping Fee

South Atlantic FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, WV, DC, MD, DE $100 $200 $300
Middle Atlantic PA, NY, NJ $150 $250 $350
New England CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME $200 $300 $400
East South Central MS, AL, TN, KY $100 $200 $300
West South Central TX, LA, OK, AR $250 $350 $450
East North Central IL, IN, OH, WI, MI $200 $300 $400
West North Central KS, MO, NE, IA, SD, MD, MN $300 $400 $500
Mountain AZ, NM, NV, UT, CO, ID, WY, MT $400 $500 $600
Pacific WA, OR, CA $450 $550 $650

In any case, Wavewalk’s actual cost of shipping will be higher than the shipping fees that we will collect from our clients. Clients who will pick their kayaks at the SC factory will pay no shipping fee.

Shipping Fee to Addresses in Canada by Metropolitan Area

Montreal $300 $400 $500
Toronto $250 $350 $450
Winnipeg $400 $450 $550
Calgary $450 $550 $650
Vancouver $500 $600 $700

Shipping to remote rural addresses can cost more, and Wavewalk may charge an extra fee for shipping to such addresses.

Wavewalk does not ship to addresses on islands that require a ferry service.

Wavewalk does not ship to addresses in Mexico and overseas. Clients in Hawaii and Alaska take care of shipping from West Coast freight terminals to ports in their state. The same is true for clients in overseas countries.

Molding our kayaks in South Carolina

rotational molding of a Wavewalk 500 kayak

For four years, Wavewalk molded its kayaks in Indiana. We’ve recently moved our production to South Carolina, to a custom rotational molding company who has a 2019 large size, state of the art rotational molding machine. After several weeks, they have finished the preparations for molding our kayaks, and now they’re ready to start. Per their decision, the first batch of Wavewalk kayaks molded in SC will be from the W500 series. The W700 and S4 will follow soon after.

The above photo shows the W500 mold (industrial tooling) being attached to one of the machine’s arms, next to the huge oven in which the machine will rotate it.

This picture means a lot to us and to our wonderful clients who’ve been so patient waiting for their orders to be fulfilled and shipped to them.

Thank you! 🙂