The best suited kayak for photography is one that is extremely stable, and offers the best protection to the photographer’s expensive cameras, lenses, and other equipment. Such is the Wavewalk S4, which is the world’s most stable kayak. The S4 offers plenty of free board, and more storage than any kayak.
The Wavewalk 700 weighs less than the S4, and the Wavewalk 500 weighs just 60 lbs, which makes it more portable than both.
We had a few hours of spring weather this morning so I loaded the W500 and hit the Oconomowoc river. Fishing was slow but the birds and migrating waterfowl provided the opportunity for photos. My W500 makes a great platform for my photography hobby.
It took a while, but, after my broken wrist, I’m physically back to normal.
My wife and I go paddling whenever we can, but still not often enough. The Wavewalk has yet to be on something other than the Sudbury river.
I find the Wavewalk very steady and have confidence taking not-easily-replaceable photo gear on paddles.
The craft is easily enough driven and tracks nicely. It’s a great workout and a kick to be out on a relatively underutilized body of water.
Thank you for coming up with the idea for the Wavewalk. I simply have no interest in using a typical kayak. I just don’t bend that way and I doubt I’m alone in that regard. It has given my wife and me another shared, meaningful activity for our retirement.