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Movies

Demo Movies

This website features hundreds of movies produced by Wavewalk and contributed by its fans.
This page features a selection of 17 online videos that may take a few seconds to load – You won’t regret being patient.

1. Super Stability

This is not a catch phrase but a new reality enabled by our invention, for which the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted us utility patent No. 6871608.
This demo movie is guaranteed to change the way you think about kayak stability, stand up paddling, and stand up fishing from a kayak:


2. The 2015 W570 series for offshore motorizing and fishing

The new W570 outfitted with detachable, inflatable side flotation modules, a detachable and lightweight spray shield, and new lightweight transom mount that can fit both 20″ (long) and 15″ (short) shaft outboard motors.
Watch this new type of watercraft performing like a champ in the chop, and its user driving it standing…  More info »


3. Stand up fishing kayak with 2 hp outboard motor

Driving standing up in this kayak is so much fun, and not that hard, but don’t try this with another kayak…


4. Super Mobility

This demo video shows how you can go over obstacles with this kayak, and it will prove to you that super mobility is not a superlative but a real thing.


5. Paddling Standing in Strong Wind

Stand up kayak paddling on lake Massapoag in Massachusetts, during a tropical storm with 35-55 mph (55-90 kmh) frontal and side wind. Just for the heck of it…


6. Motorized W500 at the Beach

Launching in a rock garden, driving standing and with a lightweight passenger on board… Lots of fun!


7. Tandem paddling on Flat Water

Total load: 350 lbs, which is close to the maximum 360 lbs we recommend. Overloading reduces performance, and it is not recommended.


8. W500 Rigged for Fishing

Jeff McGovern shows how he rigged his Wavewalk™ kayak for fishing.


10. W500 as the Perfect Fly Fishing Boat

Craig Masterman, a lifelong fly fisherman explains what makes the W kayak perfect for fly fishing.


11. Power Stand-Up paddling…

Can you imagine a 6 ft, 200 lbs middle aged guy jumping up and down in a kayak while paddling it?…  Watch this video –


12. Easy and Dry Entry and Exit

You enter the cockpit of this kayak simply by walking in from its rear, and you exit it by walking out from its front, and your feet always stay dry.


 13. What It’s Like to Paddle Standing

This video was shot with a head camera, and it shows what it’s like to enter the cockpit, launch standing, paddle standing, and even jump up and down!…


14. sailing the W500 Without Outriggers

Jim Luckett demonstrates sailing the W500 standing, without outriggers. It’s fun to watch, but don’t try it yourself unless you’re an experienced small-boat sailor or a seasoned wind surfer…


15. Camouflaged W500 Rigged for Fishing and Hunting

John Fabina shows his camouflaged W kayak rigged for fishing and hunting.


16. The Riding Position – Extreme Stability Demo

The Riding position is the position favored by people who drive high performance vehicles such as dirt bikes, jet-skis, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATV). It’s also the most powerful and stable paddling position, as shown in this slow-motion video.


17. W300 Surf Playing

Few kayakers practice surf playing. This old video shows a small, early Wavewalk kayak model called the W300 used for paddling in the surf, just for fun…


Watch more W fishing kayak movies on our YouTube channel »

Kayaks

Wavewalk™ 500 and 570 Series

2015 Models

Technical Information

CONTENT

Technical Overview
Dimensions
Maximal Recommended Load (MRL)
Operating Your W Kayak
Features and Accessories
Paddles
Performance Facts
Videos

 


TECHNICAL OVERVIEW

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Wavewalk™ 500 F2 without the standard flotation modules
  1. Flush mount rod holders
  2. Saddle: 6 ft long, 14″ high, 12″ wide
  3. Cockpit: 6 ft long, 29″ wide, 17″ deep
  4. Prep for cockpit cover
  5. Four piece carry handle (x4)
  6. Molded-in saddle reinforcement element (x13)
  7. Hull tip for storage (x4)
  8. Hull: 11’4″ long, 14″ deep, 8″ wide (x2)
  9. 3″ high spray deflector

 

3D VIRTUAL TOUR ANIMATION


This animation video shows the W500 kayak in the basic configuration, without flotation.
The video shows the kayak’s twin-hull (‘catamaran’) structure, the reinforced saddle (seat) that the passengers ride ATV-style with a leg in each hull, the depth of the hulls and the vast storage space they offer in the spacious cockpit and hull tips, and the spray deflector around the cockpit.


What’s a W Kayak?

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“W” cross section of a W Kayak

W is a name given to a patented invention recognized as a new type of watercraft.
Since it is lightweight and narrow enough for its passengers to propel with kayak paddles, the US Coast Guard (USCG) classifies the W as a kayak. The W features two full twin hulls joined by a central structure dubbed Saddle, which is similar to the saddle of personal watercraft (PWC), also known as jet-skis. Unlike common catamarans, the W’s cockpit offers passengers to sit or stand with a leg in each hull.

 

 

Paddling_positions - Riding 256Unlike common kayaks, the W does not force its users to sit in the non-ergonomic L-position, with their legs stretched in front of them. Instead, the W offers to ride its saddle in a naturally comfortable, stable and powerful posture shown here (1 & 2)

 

Paddling_positions_Sitting_256W passengers can also stand up anytime they want, lay down on the saddle and stretch their back, or sit in a more relaxed posture, as shown here (3 & 4)

 

The W kayak’s unique combination of improved stability, ergonomics and hydrodynamics offers its users unrivaled performance when they paddle with either kayak or canoe paddles, as well as when they motorize it with electric motors or with powerful outboard gas engines.
Models from the new W570 series come ready for offshore motorizing, which gives them an advantage over small microskiff and other car-top motorboats.

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DIMENSIONS

  • Total Length: 136″ (345 cm).
  • Total Width: 29″ (73 cm).
  • Hull Width: 8″ (20 cm) in the cockpit area.
  • Saddle Width at the Bottom: 12.5″ (32 cm)
  • Internal Hull Length: 136″ (345 cm) available for storage.
  • Cockpit-Opening Length: 72″ (183 cm). Internal cockpit is longer in the hull tips.
  • Cockpit Height: 17″ (43 cm) from the bottom of the hulls.
  • Saddle Height: 14.5″ (37 cm) from the bottom of the hulls.
  • Weight: 60 lbs (27 kg) without added accessories.
  • Storage Space: 8.8 cubic ft (66 gallons / 250 liters) of internal, dry, always accessible storage space, inside the cockpit, two hulls, and 4 hull tips.
  • Internal Volume: 117 gallons (15.7 cubic feet / 444 liters). This doesn’t mean all this space is available for storage, and it certainly doesn’t mean the kayak can carry the equivalent load – See Storage and Maximal Recommended Load (MRL)

 

Structure:

Patented, deep twin hulls attached by a long and high saddle. US utility patent number 6871608.
The W kayak is symmetrical both left-right and front-rear: Bow and stern are interchangeable.
The entire internal space of the hulls is empty and protected, and serves for storing camping and fishing gear. Passengers in the cockpit can conveniently access this 66 gallon (250 liters) dry storage space at all times.
This new type of watercraft is a catamaran in a hydrodynamic sense, since it features two full-featured hulls.
The passengers’ feet reach all the way down to the bottom of the hulls, which also serve to store gear on board, and therefore, the use of the term ‘pontoons’ (floats) to describe this kayak’s hulls is technically incorrect.

Draft:

  • at 200 lb Load: 4″ (10 cm draft at 91 kg load).
  • at 360 lb Load: 6.5″ (16 cm draft at 163 kg load).

Materials:

Recyclable kayakHull: Rotationally Molded High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Saddle Bracket: Medium Density Overlay (MDO).

Our W kayaks are made from 100% recyclable materials

Country of Origin:

US flag 46Our kayaks, paddles and accessories are all 100% Made in USA

 

Storage:

Our W kayaks offer several times more storage space than any other kayak. The amount of storage available is equal to the kayak’s internal volume minus the space used by the passenger/s. The storage space includes the kayak’s two hulls and its cockpit. The passengers can easily access their gear anytime, and the gear stays dry under normal conditions. The cockpit can be partially or entirely covered by a cockpit cover.

Maximal Recommended Load (MRL):

360 lbs (163 kg) in total, including passengers and all the gear they carry, store inside the hulls or attach to the kayak.
Like any other vehicle, an overloaded kayak becomes slower, less stable, and less maneuverable.

Weight Limitations for Passengers:

Solo – The combined weight of passenger and gear should not exceed the 360 lbs MRL.
A person who weighs more than 240 lb (109 kg) should outfit their W kayak with a saddle bracket.
Tandem – The combined weight of both passengers and their gear should not exceed the 360 lbs MRL.
A person weighing over 200 lbs (91 kg) should outfit their kayak with a saddle bracket for tandem paddling.

All 2015 models come outfitted with a saddle bracket – standard.

Always operate your W kayak within the above load limitations – Even if your W kayak feels perfectly stable and comfortable. Failing to comply with our recommendations could damage it, and might even be hazardous. More info »

New_Kayak_Handle_01All our kayaks come equipped with 4 ergonomic, 4-piece carry handles – standard

 

Fisherman_carrying_lightweight_kayak_on_his_shoulder_256The W500 is nimble and lightweight. The W500 T model weighs just 60lbs.

 

 

 

 

 


 

OPERATING YOUR W KAYAK

  • For your maiden voyage as a W kayaker, we recommend the Riding posture and not the Sitting posture.
  • Practice operating your W kayak on flat water before taking it in moving water.
  • Remember that your experience in paddling canoes or common kayaks is irrelevant to the W kayak, which offers a much broader performance envelope. Take your time learning how to operate your W kayak, so that you can benefit in full from what it has to offer you.
  • You can enter the W kayak’s cockpit from its rear, and exit it from the front – Keep your feet dry!
  • Paddling and motorizing your W kayak from the middle of its cockpit makes it both stabler and faster. You can easily move along your W kayak’s saddle and relocate fore and aft in the 6 ft long cockpit, but remember that normally you operate a W kayak from the middle of its cockpit, and not from its rear.
  • Surf launching and beaching: Operating your W kayak from the cockpit’s rear end makes its bow rise. This is an advantage when you launch your W kayak in the surf, or beach it anywhere.
  • You can make your W kayak go over obstacles sticking out of shallow water – See article and video »
  • Tracking in strong wind: You can operate your W kayak from a point that’s closer to cockpit’s rear, if adding weight to the stern helps you track under strong wind. Similarly, you can also move forward, in case relocating your weight towards the bow helps you track and steer under strong wind blowing from a different direction. You’d never need a rudder to help you track or steer your W kayak. For more information, see full article and video »
  • Tandem paddling is a more advanced application than solo paddling. Therefore, both passengers should first paddle a W kayak solo and get used to operating it, before they start practicing as a tandem crew.
  • Motorizing – Get used to paddling your W kayak before you motorize it. Driving a motorized W kayak is done from its middle, and not from the cockpit’s rear end. You’d need to outfit your motor with a long articulated (jointed) tiller extension.

More information and links in our User Manual »

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OUR KAYAK PRICES INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. (48 STATES)

2015 Models

The W500 Series

500 R – Roaming

Main Features: Basic Flotation, No Rod Holders, Reinforced Saddle.
The 500 R kayak comes with one pair of standard detachable flotation modules. It features eyelets for attaching these flotation modules either below the saddle or on the sides of the cockpit.
It comes with 4 standard ergonomic carry handles.
The 500 R features a saddle bracket.
This model features no fishing rod holders, which can be ordered separately.
Price: $1,369

500 T – Touring

Main Features: Preparation for Cockpit Cover, Full Flotation, No Rod holders, Reinforced Saddle.
The 500 T kayak comes equipped with two pairs of standard detachable flotation modules for easier recovery, full deck rigging, a preparation for a cockpit cover, and 4 standard ergonomic carry handles.
It features no fishing rod holders, which can be ordered separately.
The 500 T features a saddle bracket.
Price: $1,480.

500 F2 – Fishing

Main Features: 2 Flush Mounted Rod Holders, Preparation for Cockpit Cover, Full Flotation, Reinforced Saddle
The 500 F2 is a fishing kayak featuring 2 flush mounted rod holders.
It comes equipped with 2 pairs of standard detachable side flotation modules, full deck rigging, a preparation for a cockpit cover, and 4 standard ergonomic carry handles.
The 500 F2 features a saddle bracket.
Price: $1,549.

 

The W 570 Series

Ready for offshore motorizing

570 INF 15

Main Features: 1 Pair of Inflatable INF Side Flotation plus Full Standard Flotation, 2 Clamp Mount Rod Holders, Reinforced Saddle, Ships with a TMM 15 Transom Motor Mount (not installed), Spray Shield.
The 570 INF 15 model ships with a TMM 15 transom motor mount for 15″ (short) propeller shaft – not installed. Installation is easy and takes 5 minutes.
The 570 INF 15 model features 4 Nylon eyelets (tie-downs) on each side, enabling attaching 2 flotation modules to each side.
The 570 INF 15 model comes with 2 (INF) inflatable flotation modules (1 pair). It is recommended for sailing and motorizing. It also ships with 4 standard flotation modules that can serve as enhancement, and for using in the paddling-only mode.
The 570 INF 15 comes equipped with full deck rigging, a preparation for a cockpit cover, and 4 ergonomic carry handles.
This model ships with 2 clamp mounted rod holders.
The 570 INF 15 is outfitted with a saddle bracket.
The 570 INF 15 is shipped with a spray shield.
Price: $2,147.

570 INF 20

Main Features: 1 Pair of Inflatable INF Side Flotation plus Full Standard Flotation, 2 Clamp Mount Rod Holders, Reinforced Saddle, Ships with a TMM 20 Transom Motor Mount (not installed), Spray Shield.
The 570 INF 20 model ships with a TMM 15 transom motor mount for 20″ (long) propeller shaft – not installed. Installation is easy and takes 5 minutes.
The 570 INF 20 model features 4 Nylon eyelets (tie-downs) on each side, enabling attaching 2 flotation modules to each side.
The 570 INF 20 model comes with 2 (INF) inflatable flotation modules (1 pair). It is recommended for sailing and motorizing. It also ships with 4 standard flotation modules that can serve as enhancement, and for using in the paddling-only mode.
The 570 INF 20 comes equipped with full deck rigging, a preparation for a cockpit cover, and 4 ergonomic carry handles.
This model ships with 2 clamp mounted rod holders.
The 570 INF 20 is outfitted with a saddle bracket.
The 570 INF 20 is shipped with a spray shield.
Price: $2,147.

570 INF 20-15

Main Features: 1 Pair of Inflatable INF Side Flotation plus Full Standard Flotation, 2 Clamp Mount Rod Holders, Reinforced Saddle, Ships with a TMM 20-15 Transom Motor Mount (not installed), Spray Shield.
The 570 INF 20 model ships with a dual-fit TMM 15 transom motor mount that’s compatible with both 20″ (long) and 15″ (short) propeller shafts – not installed. Installation is easy and takes 5 minutes.
The 570 INF 20-15 model features 4 Nylon eyelets (tie-downs) on each side, enabling attaching 2 flotation modules to each side.
The 570 INF 20-15 model comes with 2 (INF) inflatable flotation modules (1 pair). It is recommended for sailing and motorizing. It also ships with 4 standard flotation modules that can serve as enhancement, and for using in the paddling-only mode.
The 570 INF 20-15 comes equipped with full deck rigging, a preparation for a cockpit cover, and 4 ergonomic carry handles.
This model ships with 2 clamp mounted rod holders.
The 570 INF 20-15 is outfitted with a saddle bracket.
The 570 INF 20-15 is shipped with a spray shield.
Price: $2,166.

 

OUR KAYAK PRICES INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. (48 STATES)

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3 fishing kayak colors - yellow, green, sand 256The W500 R viewed in several colors

 

 

 

 

 

Side_Flotation_For_Fishing_Kayak_mediumLearn more about our W kayak detachable flotation modules system, and what it offers to do for you »

 

 

inflatable-side-flotation-modules-motorized-kayak-256For illustration purpose – A pair of INF Inflatable Flotation Modules attached to a motorized Wavewalk TM 570 INF 20.

Note: The actual Wavewalk™ 570 models do not feature a motor, and they ship with the motor mount not installed. Installing a Wavewalk™ motor mount takes 5 minutes, and it’s easy.

 

INF-20-motorized-kayak-with-spray-shield-front-view-256Spray Shield for motorized W kayak »

 

 

 

Tite-Lok%20clamp%20mount%20rod%20holder%20for%20fishing%20kayakTite-Lok clamp mount rod holder.

We recommend using clamp mount or deck mount rod holders for motorized fishing kayaks, rather than flush mount rod holders.

 

 

driving-standing-in-microskiff-256Learn more about our kayak models that are ready for offshore motorizing and fishing »

 

 

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT PADDLES

Common kayak paddles are neither long and rigid nor durable enough for W Kayakers:
The W design requires using a longer paddle even in the seated (Riding) position, and when you use a long paddle you can achieve more both in tracking terms as well as in maneuvering, and you gain additional mobility »
Paddling standing requires a paddle that’s both longer and more rigid than other kayak paddles. A ‘soft’ paddle wastes your energy and slows you down.
Launching and beaching in difficult spots, and poling in shallow water require a paddle that’s longer, more rigid, and more durable than most paddles.
When all above requirements are concerned, our composite paddles are unmatched, which is why we haven’t changed their design in over a decade.
To learn more about our extra long, multi-purpose, extra-rigid, durable, composite paddles, please visit our website’s paddles section »


SHIPPING INFO

For all our kayaks:

  • We ship every W kayak in a custom cardboard box
  • No extra charge on accessories shipped with the kayak
  • No tax on orders from outside Massachusetts
  • Free shipping in the Continental US (48 States)
  • Free call before delivery service for shipments in the US and Canada
  • $90 bonded shipping charge for shipments to addresses in Canada
  • We ship worldwide by ocean freight to major ports and freight terminals

 

OUR KAYAK PRICES INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. (48 STATES)

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What Makes The Wavewalk™ The World’s Best Performing Fishing Kayak, And The One That’s Best For You?

Some Important Facts You Can Check:

  1. It’s the world’s most stable kayak by far, even stabler than kayaks equipped with outriggers.
  2. It’s the most comfortable kayak that does not force you to sit with your legs stretched forward, and offers you to switch anytime between various positions, so you can avoid fatigue, leg pain, sore back and a wet butt.
  3. It’s the easiest kayak to paddle, since it tracks better in strong wind, and requires no rudder, except when you’re using a large-size sailing rig.
  4. It’s the only kayak offering true stand-up paddling and fishing in safety and confidence, with a 14.5″ high seat ready for you lose balance, so you don’t have to swim.
  5. It’s the most mobile kayak, enabling launching, paddling, fishing and beaching where other kayaks simply can’t go.
  6. It’s the roomiest kayak, offering several times more storage space than any other kayak, and room for a second passenger.
  7. It’s the most versatile kayak, for any weather and water condition you need, including cold water, shallow water and the ocean surf – even in tandem
  8. It’s the kayak that offers you both the best performance and best value, since you save a lot by not having to purchase a special car-rack, a rudder, a seat, and outriggers.
  9. The Wavewalk™ the easiest kayak to motorize, and as a motorized kayak it performs far better than any other kayak.
  10. Being lightweight and featuring twin hulls, it’s easy to car top this kayak on any car rack, without needing a special kayak rack »

For additional information on delivery, cancellation of order, product warranty and return policies please visit our website’s Product and Service Policies section.

Learn more about operating this kayak from our User Manual »

 


 

 

Two eye-opening demo movies:

1. Kayak Stability Redefined –

 

2. Motorized W570 Fishing Kayaks at the Beach, in the Chop –

 More demo videos »

 

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Wavewalk kayaks at the Early Bird outdoor show in Bloomsburg, PA

By Joe Stauder

Hawg Buster Stand Up Fishing Kayaks

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General view of HBBCO booth at the show

 

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Favorable coverage in the local press

 

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Hunting Wavewalk

 

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Fishing kayak outfitted with a transportation wheel

 

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Electric fishing kayak

 

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Our version of a Wavewalk kayak for touring and photography in tandem

 

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Hawg Buster Stand Up Fishing Kayaks trade show schedule

By Joe Stauder

The Hawg Buster Stand Up Fishing Kayaks team will be showing Wavewalk kayaks outfitted for fishing and hunting, both motorized and non-motorized, at the following trade shows –

  • The Early Bird Outdoor Sports Show, Bloomsburg, PA.  Jan. 22nd-25th
  • The Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Expo, Oaks, PA.  Feb. 26th-Mar. 1st

Live demos will be available at the Philly show.

Come visit us, we look forward to seeing you!

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Read more about Joe’s fishing trips and rigging tips »

My W570 with 3.5 hp Tohatsu outboard

By Warren “Wardog” Thomas

Stand Up Paddlesports, LLC

 

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Launching at the beach. I took a SUP board and SUP paddle with me…
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On the way to the beach
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View of the California coast
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Another picture shot from my boat
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That red kill-switch lanyard had to be attached to me, of course…
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My w570 next to the van
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Two of our W570 at the store
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A yellow w570 and some of our SUP boards
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At the beach
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Still in the box
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My van packed with SUP gear, a W570, my new Tohatsu 3.5 hp outboard motor, and the wheel cart
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W570 20-15 with 3.5 Tohatsu outboard.
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The Wavewalk TMM 20-15 motor mount model is not rated for such horsepower. This motor has so much torque that we’re not taking any chance…
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We reinforced this TMM 20-15 motor mount in multiple points, including doubling the  thickness of its vertical mounting plate.