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W700 fishing and family kayak

By Jinsub Chung

New Hampshire

I really like everything in my Wavewalk 700 kayak for fishing and family time, and I use every opportunity that I have to take it out.


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Family fishing day

By Chris Henderson

At our church we have an annual event we call Family Fishing Day.
We plan it on the Fish Washingtion Free day, which is a day designed to get people into fishing.
We have a potluck and try and get every kid at least one little bluegill or something. This year they were not biting very well. A local heat wave put all of the trout off the bite, and most of the other fish as well. We did manage a few tiny bluegill, but with all the sunshine and Wavewalks we still had a lot of fun!

One of the things we did was go out to the middle of this little lake and anchor up and then create a Wavewalk raft. It was great!

Enjoy these boats and how kid friendly they are!

Here are some pictures from the day.




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Children’s Preferred Kayak

Kayaks should offer high performance not just as fishing and paddling platforms for adults. Children too like to have fun fishing and paddling with adults or by themselves, and the W kayak offers both them and their parents more ways to have fun –

Ten year old boy in green fishing kayak and big wave

Ten year old boy having fun in the surf





Although children are smaller than adults and therefore are less prone to destabilizing their kayak they are also more careless and forgetful, and tend to get overexcited and sometime even to panic.  This is why in order to be considered fit for children a fishing kayak needs to be very stable to begin with, and the W fishing kayak is unrivaled  when it comes to stability.

Watch this hilarious movie of Daniel and his son trying hard to capsize their Wavewalk kayak in a fake “Stability Experiment” 😀




Children should feel comfortable sitting and standing in a fishing kayak, and you can be sure that even children as young as five feel perfectly at ease doing both in our W fishing kayak.

4 kids in grandpa’s Wavewalk 500 – Upstate New York

Ease Of Use:

Children are usually less skilled than adults when it comes to paddling, and it is important that a fishing kayak be easy for children to launch and beach without an adult’s help. It should also be easy for children to track as well as turn their kayak without having to use a rudder.  Here  too, W fishing kayaks are easier to use and handle than any other type of kayak or canoe.



Fun means different things for different people in different times –
It means you may want to play with your fishing kayak in the surf or let your kids or grand kids do it by themselves – solo or in tandem.   Here too, you will find that our W fishing kayak offers you and the children you care about more than you’d ever expected.



Children like to paddle with adults but they also love to paddle by themselves if they feel confident enough in their kayak –




Children surf playing at the beach and touring the river (2 minutes):





Grandpa John and two grandchildren on board his Wavewalk 700, NC



Wavewalk® 700 used as fishing and family kayak »







Pyt with his two children fishing from their W500


boy-carrying-a-Wavewalk-500-fishing-kayak-on-his-shoulder-256Teenager carrying a W500 fishing kayak and a paddle on his shoulder.







3_children_and_grandfather_in_W_fishing_kayak_Tasmania3 children and grandfather in W500 kayak, in  Tasmania, Australia







Children kayak fishingMore family fishing fun in Gig Harbor, WA » 







Kids paddling standing in kayakTwo boys paddling standing in W500 kayak






3 kids paddling a fishing kayak2 teenagers and younger kid in W500 fishing kayak, AZ









30-inch-snook-in-the-kayaks-cockpitRead this W500 fishing kayak review »








Kid in stand up fishing kayakKid’s first fish in his father’s W500 kayak









Kid showing fish he caught to his grandfather, both in a kayakNorm Craig and his grandson fishing in tandem in a W500 »











mom-and-two-kids-in-fishing-kayakMom fishing with her two daughters in a W500







two adults and toddler on board kayakTwo adults and a toddler on board a W500 »








Archive of W300 photos


The W300 was the first Wavewalk™ kayak series produced between 2004 and 2010. Kayaks from this series were shorter and narrower than ones from the W500 series.


Mother and her two children paddling a fishing kayakMom and two boys paddling their W300 kayak







two kids and mom in fishing kayakMom and two kids in W300 kayak







Two brothers in their fishing kayakTwo kids goofing on their W300 kayak







8 year old tackling a 4 ft breaker in the surf8 year old kid tackling a 4 ft breaker









boy jumping standing in his fishing kayakSome jumping and dancing in the kayak…







9 year old boy standing and jumping in fishing kayak9 year old boy jumping in his fishing kayak







kid demonstrating standup paddling in fishing kayakStand up paddling in style…







Boy kayak surfing at Jenness Beach, NH11 year old boy kayak surfing






2 kids kayak surfing in tandem in green fishing kayakKids 10 and 7 surfing in their fishing kayak






5 year old kids paddling in tandem a yellow fishing kayak using canoe paddles5 year old kids paddling standing in kayak






Mom and boy - tandem in yellow fishing kayakMom taking kid for a ride in a fishing kayak






Kids standing in their fishing kayaks on the riverKids paddling standing in their kayaks






10 year old children paddling their fishing kayaksKids scouting the river in their W kayaks






Kids in green fishing kayak surfingKids catching waves in their fishing kayak






Three kids in fishing kayak in winter3 kids in a fishing kayak on a cold winter day






Group of kids in green and yellow fishing kayaksChildren kayak racing in tandem






7 year old kids tandem in yellow fishing kayak7 year old kids paddling in tandem






Two 5 year old kids paddling yellow fishing Kayak in tandem5 year old kids discovering tandem paddling






Mom_and_boy_tandem_in_fishing_kayak_in_the_oceanMom and boy tandem kayaking in the surf






Mom_and_6_ year_old_boy_in_fishing_kayaks_in_big_wavesMom and 6 year old boy surf kayaking






Dad and two boys in yellow fishing kayakIdeal for family kayak fishing trips






Ten year old boy in yellow fishing kayak over a big wave - ocean10 year old surf launching






Two kids fishing in a yellow kayakTwo small kids fishing from their kayak






10 year old children paddling fishing kayaks10 year old kids paddling standing






6 year old boy with his mom paddling a fishing kayak5 years old with his mom in W fishing kayak






Kids in a yellow fishing kayak in the surfTwo boys having fun kayaking in  the surf






Two kids in fishing kayak at the beachThe easiest fishing kayak for small kids






Kayak fishing with kidsKids can get excited during a fishing trip






Mom and kids in yellow fishing kayakHigh performance family fun






Fun video: Seal launching:

It wasn’t just about the fish

By Charlie Piggott

More from our trip to the Hebrides –

The W500 we took with us performed very well not just as a fishing boat, but also as a paddle craft for our family and friends.



The W went with us practically everywhere



Are we stranded? I don’t think it’s even possible with this kayak



This tandem crew doesn’t appear to be particularly alarmed by the situation



Should I paddle forward or backward?



The water here is so shallow – How about some poling?



Now I have this boat all to myself!



Don’t worry, I’ll be back



This place looks like the end of the world, and in a way it is



A second mother and son tandem kayaking crew!



This time with the motor mount in the right place

As far as fishing is concerned, here’s a video showing some of our local competitors:


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Fish we caught in the Sea of the Hebrides, Scotland

By Charlie Piggott

The Sea of the Hebrides is the part of the North Atlantic Ocean off the western coast of Scotland. We went to the Hebrides on vacation earlier this fall, and here are some more pictures from this trip.


Back from the sea



Fishing partners with their catch



No time wasted before these fish are consumed – The fire is ready.



View of the bay



Ready to grill these fish on a campfire?



The bay at dusk



The W kayak back from an offshore fishing trip in the Sea of the Hebrides



Would you like these fish cooked or raw?



How about some delicious mackerel sushi?



Exploring the island



Tackle box, fishing pole, etc. – View of the cockpit


And this is a picture from the day we received the first shipment of Wavewalk kayaks –
A good reason to celebrate!



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