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Shallow Water Fishing

The complete and effective solution for shallow water anglers

 

Shallow water is challenging if you own a motorboat, since although the boat itself may draft just a few inches, the outboard’s propeller must operate several inches below the lowest point in the boat’s hull, and practically speaking, you need to drive in water that’s at least one foot deep. This leaves you with an alternative mode of propulsion, namely poling, and since poling is slow and hard to practice, at least for most people, it doesn’t really solve your problem.

Mud motors are an effective solution for this problem, and they are fun to operate.
The following movie shows the new Wavewalk S4 outfitted with a 6.5 HP motor and a Twister drive from Mud Skipper:

 

 

Another alternative to conventional motorizing is paddling, but motorboats, even small ones such as Jon boats, are too wide for their crew to paddle effectively, so paddling doesn’t really work over significant distances – unless you own a Wavewalk® 700 car-top skiff.  The special thing about this new boat is that thanks to Wavewalk’s patented invention, it is extremely stable (watch video » …) and being just 31″ wide, it offers comfortable, easy and effective paddling, whether with single blade (canoe) paddles or dual-blade (kayak) paddles. This boat is ultralight (80 lbs without the motor), and thanks to its patented twin hull (a.k.a. catamaran) it tracks better than any kayak out there, and it’s easy to paddle solo and in tandem. In fact, the 7’8″ long W700 cockpit can accommodate a crew of up to three small to average size adults, or two big guys. The W700 is so stable that anyone, including big and heavy guys can drive it standing, paddle it standing, and fish standing in it in full comfort and confidence.
Even one person can car-top their W700 without help from a fishing buddy, so you don’t need to launch it in boat ramps, and you’re free to launch it anywhere – beaches, docks, etc.
When you launch at a shallow water beach, you keep the outboard’s propeller raised (no problem even if it’s a rocky beach), paddle and/or pole until you reach deeper water, lower the propeller into the water, and start the motor comfortably while facing it. Once the motor is on, you just turn around and face forward, so you can drive in the position that’s the most comfortable for you to drive in. It’s easy to do, and it takes barely a couple of seconds, as seen in the beginning of this video:

 

Aquatic vegetation – not a problem

The same is true for going in water with abundant seaweed and grass, where propellers tend to get entangled: You turn off the motor, easily and swiftly raise the propeller (as seen in the last few seconds of the above video), and you just keep paddling anywhere you want to go. Thanks to its unrivaled stability, the W700 offers you to go across obstacles that are absolute barriers for other kayaks and canoes, as demonstrated with the W500 in the must-watch video below –

Unrivaled Stability and Mobility for Shallow Water Kayak Anglers

Although shallow water is a popular fishing ground for many kayak anglers, fishing, paddling and motorizing in it aren’t necessarily easy, and they can be quite a challenge.
Whether you want to fish in flats or marshes, flooded grass, shallow streams, rivers obstructed by rocks and logs, or near oyster bars and rocky beaches – our W500 fishing kayaks offer you unrivaled mobility and stability, and the overall performance allowing you to go and fish optimally in all types of shallow water – W kayak anglers have dubbed it the All-Terrain Kayak for good reasons.
These are facts and not just words, and watching this short video is a good way to start thinking about going fishing in places that you may have previously thought were inaccessible or ‘unfishable’:

 

Going Over Obstacles

When you feel or see a submerged object (e.g. a rock, or a tree trunk) that’s preventing you from going forward you can try and go over it:   Raise the bow as much as possible by positioning yourself in the rear part of the cockpit and leaning backward, and paddle and/or pole as hard as you can.  When you feel your boat can’t go further ‘up’ move as forward as possible on the saddle and try to tip your boat to the over side of the underwater obstacle by pushing with your paddle.

Poling in Shallow Water

You’ll find that poling your W fishing Kayak is easy. We recommend that use use a Wavewalk paddle that’s longer and sturdier than kayak paddles. The advantage of using our extra-long and sturdy paddles is that you don’t need to carry a poling pole on board.
Some shallow water W kayak anglers use a poling platform. Although such platform is easy both to make and install, we don’t recommend using one, since it is stabler, safer and more convenient to pole while standing on the bottom of the kayak’s hulls.

Going Back In Case You Can’t Turn Back

If you get stuck in a narrow passage or in very shallow water and you can neither keep going forward nor turn your W kayak around, you can simply turn inside the cockpit and face ‘backward’, and ten simply paddle back in the direction you came from.  The W Kayak is totally symmetrical front-back, so you won’t feel the difference. This simple maneuver can be executed even if the kayak is outfitted with an outboard – just remember to lift the propeller out of the water!…
The ‘Stability video in the Sight Fishing section below shows how its done –

 

Sight Fishing

It’s important to understand that being able to get up and stand on a kayak doesn’t necessarily mean you can actually fish standing on it with confidence, or even in minimal comfort or acceptable safety.
Furthermore, being able to stand on a kayak doesn’t mean you can paddle it at a reasonable pace (and distance) if it’s either very wide and therefore slow, and/or features outriggers and a rudder that further slow it down.
This is especially true if the water and weather conditions are less than perfect, which is pretty normal, unfortunately.
This is to say that sight fishing requires that you can stand up easily and confidently in your kayak, including switching instantly and effortlessly from a seated position of a standing one, as well as cast and land fish comfortably and safely, and paddle easily and swiftly over long distances.
The W kayak is only kayak that offers you to do all of the above.
Unlike all other fishing kayaks, the W500 series offers you the ability to easily and comfortably paddle while standing, in full confidence, knowing that in case you lose balance (stuff happens!) you’re likely to fall into the Riding position on the 14 inch high saddle between your legs, and instantly regain your balance, and the control of your kayak.
More about stand up kayak fishing »

This movie demonstrates the stability level that the W kayak offers. Note the ease and speed of switching positions, and how natural and intuitive everything is, even for the big, middle aged guy featuring in it:

 

Paddling Through Grass

This is particularly easy, even in tall and thick grass, as this video shows:

 

Stopping Your W Fishing Kayak In Place

Sometimes you want to stop in a certain place, cast a few lines and go cast somewhere else without having to drop the anchor and pull it back each time you go to a new location. If you’re sufficiently heavy and if the water is shallow enough you can lower the stern of your W Fishing Kayak and make the hulls’ tips touch the bottom by sitting in the back of the cockpit.  This would make your kayak stay in its place unless current and/or wind are too strong.
Thanks to Jeff McGovern for the tip – we call this trick ‘Stop’n Go’

Casting

The W Kayak offers you the ability to throw to longer distances, which presents two advantages:
1.   Being able to cover more water from a stationary position before you need to move your kayak
2.   Some fish species can sense the presence of your kayak nearby and therefore are better caught from a distance.

The W Kayak offers three basic casting positions:
1.   Sitting with your legs forward:  This position is similar to the sitting position offered by canoes. Since you’re seated higher than in a kayak you enjoy more leverage on the rod, which enables you to throw to longer distances.
2.   Standing: This is the classical angling position, which gives you even more leverage than the seated positions.  The difference between throwing standing in a W Kayak and sitting in an ordinary kayak is considerable, and may require some time for practicing.
3.   Riding:  This is the most powerful position a paddle craft can offer. It combines height with extra stability and control, and the ability to extract more power from the muscles in your legs.  This results in a spectacular increase in the range of your throws.

 

 

Sitting Position

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Position

 

 

 

 

 

Riding Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more (and watch video) about tandem fishing in the mangroves »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fly fishing kayak in the flood grass_FloridaRead more about poling in flood grass while fly fishing for redfish »

 

 

 

 

 

 

John paddling his kayak through obstacles on the shallow riverRead more about kayaking in obstructed rivers »

 

 

 

 

 

 

This video from 2006 featuring the smaller, now discontinued W300 kayak shows some more going over obstacles, even standing up:

 

The World’s Most Comfortable and Stable Fishing Kayaks, Portable Boats and Skiffs

Our three product lines –

1. Wavewalk® Series 4 (S4) Kayak Skiff

 

S4 Key Features and Benefits

  • L = 13 ft, W = 38″, H = 17″. Weight = 98 lbs (net).
  • Patented twin-hull (catamaran). Personal watercraft saddle-seat for best balance and zero back pain.
  • Payload: Up to 650 lbs. Capacity: Up to 3 adult passengers.
  • Outboard motor up to 6 HP. Very shallow draft.
  • Most seaworthy in rough water. Internal built-in flotation.
  • Easy paddling and tracking. Fish, paddle, and drive standing.
  • Skiff’s front deck for stand up fishing. Fishing standing for all crew, up to three anglers.
  • Stabler than any kayak. Stabler than bigger boats.
  • One person can car-top. Zero maintenance.
  • Huge, skiff size on-board storage space. Dry, spacious and comfortable cockpit.
  • Faster than any kayak (17 mph record with powerful outboard motor).
  • Price: $2,760 including free shipping to addresses in the contiguous US (48 states).

More Wavewalk® S4 Info »

Watch S4 videos »

 

Do you have any questions for us?
Call or text us: 774 315-6009
email us to support@wavewalk.com »


 

2. Wavewalk® 700 (W700) Super Kayak & Micro Skiff

 

Wavewalk® 700

W700 Key Features and Benefits

  • L = 12’10”, W = 31″, H = 17″, Weight = 80 lbs (net).
  • Patented twin-hull (catamaran). Personal watercraft saddle for optimal balancing capability and comfort.
  • Payload: Up to 550 lbs. Up to 3 adult passengers.
  • Outboard motor up to 5 HP. Internal built-in flotation.
  • Paddle seated and standing. Zero back pain.
  • Stabler than any kayak. Seaworthy in rough water. Two anglers can fish standing
  • Shallow draft. Maintenance free.
  • Easy for one person car-top.
  • Dry, spacious and comfortable cockpit. Very large on board storage.
  • Price: $2,180 including free shipping to addresses in the contiguous US (48 states),

More Wavewalk® 700 (W700) Info »

Watch W700 videos »

 

Do you have any questions for us?
Call or text us: 774 315-6009
email us to support@wavewalk.com »


List of all products, prices, and purchasing info »

 


3. Wavewalk® 500 (W500) Super-Stable, Back-Pain-Free, Lightweight Kayaks

 

We offer two kayak models from the 500 series, and the R model from the bigger 700 series.

Wavewalk® 500

W500 Key Features and Benefits

More info on the Wavewalk® 500 ultra-stable, back-pain-free, lightweight fishing kayaks »

List of all products, prices, and purchasing info »

 

Do you have any questions for us?
Call or text us: 774 315-6009
email us to support@wavewalk.com »

 


Motorized kayaks – Electric trolling motors, outboard gas engines… »

 

 


True, easy stand up fishing and paddling for everyone

245 lbs, 6’3″ Floridian fisherman Jeff McGovern and even bigger guys fish standing in their Wavewalk® 500 in full confidence, and so do elderly anglers and people with disabilities related to their back, legs and sense of balance – All enjoy the Wavewalk® 500 kayak’s unrivaled stability and comfort.

No gimmicks and no hype, as over two hundred full featured customer reviews with full name, state and pictures show.

This is an advantage that only Wavewalk’s patented twin-hull invention can deliver.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Some W500 demo videos

 

 

Super Stability and Absolute Stability. The world’s most stable kayaks »

 

 


Paddling standing in a W500 during tropical storm Irene »

 

 


kayak_rigged_for_fishing_movie Guided tour of Wavewalk® 500 rigged for fishing, by Jeff McGovern »

 

 


Super Mobility – W500 going over rocks, dragged on the ground… »

Launch, go and beach anywhere!

 


Tandem: Paddling a Wavewalk kayak »

 

 

 


Our Ultralight and Versatile Portable Boats / Skiffs / Paddle Craft »

The ultralight (starting at 80 lbs), super-stable, trailer-free, two-person fishing boats that you can easily paddle and car-top by yourself. The new Wavewalk® 700 series and Wavewalk® Series 4 (S4) make everything easier, simpler, more comfortable, and more convenient for you. This includes fishing standing, trailer-free transportation, easy carrying and car-topping, launching and beaching anywhere, motorizing in rough water and paddling in shallow water, storing on board as much fishing and camping gear as you possibly need, taking passengers with you, and the ability to fish in full comfort alone and together with a fishing buddy.
You can load the W700 with up to 550 lbs of passengers and gear, and the S4 takes even more. Thanks to Wavewalk’s patented invention which includes a twin-hull and a personal watercraft (PWC) saddle-seat, you will enjoy full boat stability and zero back pain. Paddling and motorizing have never been easier – You can fish and paddle standing whenever you want, and even have fun driving standing »

 

 

No back pain, and no leg numbness

Enjoy the natural, ergonomic and super-stable Riding Position (1 & 2) and regular Sitting (3 & 4). This posture guarantees zero back pain, and maximum balancing capability, in a natural, intuitive and most effective way.

 

kayak view from above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Wavewalk kayaks and skiffs feature a saddle seat that’s similar to the saddle of a personal watercraft (PWC) a.k.a. jet ski. When your legs straddle the high saddle seat, they support your balancing, control, paddling and fishing efforts, and you can switch anytime between many natural ergonomic positions.

Freedom from sitting in the traditional L- kayaking position means no more fatigue, discomfort or back pain for you.

 


Lightweight

The basic Wavewalk® 500 R model weighs just 60 lbs, the Wavewalk® 700 weighs just 80 lbs, and the S4 skiff weighs less than a hundred pounds without accessories. All of them can be easily car-topped by one person.

You can drag our kayaks on the ground, easily car top them, and attach them directly to any car rack. You need neither a trailer no special rack (J-rack). Save your money for better causes!

 

 

 

 


Roomiest kayaks for passengers, and biggest storage

Wavewalk’s kayaks are the world’s roomiest fishing kayaks, offering many times more storage than any other kayak does..

80 years old grandpa Neville and three grandchildren from Tasmania, Australia enjoying a paddle in their Wavewalk 500 kayak, which is our smallest model.

The Wavewalk’s unique high saddle provides sitting comfort for everyone, including toddlers, adults, big and heavy people, people with back problems and disabilities, and elderly people.

 

 

 

Take your children or grandchildren fishing with you. They’ll love it, and you’ll be able to sit with them on board comfortably, instruct them, help them, and shoot pictures and video. You’ll also be able to fish, if you have some time left…

More on kayak fishing trips with children »

More about on-board storage »

 

 

 

Do you have any questions for us?
Call or text us: 774 315-6009
email us to support@wavewalk.com »

 


Customer Reviews

Interested to read testimonials about our Wavewalk® kayaks, micro skiffs and car-top boats?
Our website offers over two hundred full-featured customer reviews that include the author’s full name and state, pictures they contributed, and some reviews even have videos in them.
List of Wavewalk fishing kayak and car-top boat reviews »

Additional Wavewalk Kayaks Information

  1. The world’s most stable fishing kayaks
  2. The only comfortable kayaks, offering you the riding position and various additional positions, so you can avoid leg and back pain, fatigue, and getting wet.
  3. The easiest kayaks to paddle. Our fishing kayak, track better in strong wind, and require no rudder – ever.
  4. The only kayaks offering real-world, true stand-up paddling and fishing in safety and confidence, plus a high saddle to help you regain your balance if you lose it.
  5. The world’s most mobile kayaks lets you to launch, paddle, fish and beach where other kayaks won’t go.
  6. The roomiest kayaks, offering several times more storage space than any other kayak, and room for a second and even third adult  passenger on board, or several children.
  7. The driest and most versatile kayaks out there, for any weather and water condition including cold water, shallow water and the ocean surf.
  8. Wavewalk kayaks offer you both best performance and best value since you have to purchase no special car-rack, rudder, seat, outriggers or trailer.
  9. The most effective and easiest kayaks to motorize, and the only ones that performs as a personal, portable car-top micro skiff.
  10. We offer more info and links in our online User Manual
List of all products, prices, and purchasing info »

Movies

This website features hundreds of movies that were either produced by Wavewalk or contributed by its fans.

This page features a selection of YouTube movies that can take a few seconds to load You won’t regret being patient!

These YouTube video are best viewed on a wide screen at full High Definition (HD) quality –

 

Section I. S4 Movies

Wavewalk S4 official playlist

 

IMPORTANT: These movies are best viewed in 1080p HD Hi-Definition

The cogwheel image on the left is how the YouTube player’s “Settings” icon looks like.

The bottom image is how the “Settings” icon looks like if viewing quality is set to high definition (HD).

The player’s controls will appear after the first video starts playing.
Clicking the > arrow will skip to the next movie on this playlist, and clicking the < arrow will go back to the previous one.

 

 

Selected S4 Movies

I. 1. Wavewalk S4 driven in blue water


I. 2. Wavewalk S4 with a 6 HP outboard motor driven at full throttle


I. 3. Three paddlers in an S4


I. 4. Testing the S4


I. 5. S4 in 3-5 ft waves


I. 6. Junior testing the S4


I. 7. Car topping the S4 in 30 seconds


I. 8. Launch it anywhere you want

Watch more Wavewalk S4 movies on our YouTube channel »

 


 

Section II. Wavewalk® 700 Movies

II. 1. The Wavewalk® 700 microskiff

Motorized, unleashed… The W700 in a Microskiff version

 


II. 2. Absolute stability kayak – the W700

The 31″ wide W700 is shown to be as stable as a boat, and yet easy to paddle even for a 6 ft 205 lbs guy standing up with both feet in one hull:


II. 3. 300 lbs big guy paddling standing in a W700 on first try

Ernie is 65 years old, 6’1″ tall, and weighs 300 lbs:


II. 4. W700 in tandem with a 6 hp outboard motor

Versatility beyond fishing and paddling –


II. 5. W700 joystick steering

The joy of driving!  This video is a must watch –


II. 6. Easy Car-Top Boat W700

At 80 lbs, the Wavewalk 700 is easy to car-top, even for one person.


II. 7. Two Fishermen Standing In Electric Wavewalk 700


II. 8. 15 miles round trip, offshore, in a Wavewalk 700 skiff



More Wavewalk® 700 info »

 

Section III. Wavewalk® 500 Movies

III. 1. Super Stability – W500

This is not a catch phrase but a 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. Watch this W500 stability demo:


III. 2. W500 offshore, motorized

The W500 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 »


III. 3. Super Mobility – ROCK CLIMBING W500 kayak

This demo video shows how you can go over obstacles with the W500 kayak, and it will prove to you that super mobility is not a superlative but a real thing.


III. 4. Paddling a W500 in A STORM, standing

Stand up kayak paddling in a W500 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…


III. 5. W500 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.


III. 6. W500 Rigged for Fishing

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


III. 7. The W500 as the Perfect Fly Fishing Kayak

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


III. 8. W500 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 –


III. 9. 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.


 III. 10. What It’s Like to Paddle Standing in a W500

This video was shot with a head camera, and it shows what it’s like to enter the W500 cockpit, launch standing, paddle standing, and even jump up and down!…


III. 11. 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…


III. 12. The Riding Position – Extreme W500 Stability

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 W500 video.


Section IV. Our first series – The W300 (2004-2010)

IV. 1. Surf Playing

Few kayakers practice surf playing. This old video shows a small, early Wavewalk kayak model called the W300 (2004-2010) used for paddling in the surf, just for fun…


Watch more Wavewalk fishing kayak movies on our YouTube channel »

Locate Dealers

Authorized Wavewalk® Dealers and Demo Agents

 

Only businesses listed on this page are authorized to demonstrate or resell Wavewalk® products.

Since 2004, we’ve been selling our kayaks factory direct to clients in the US and in other countries. We also try to improve  distribution in some areas by reselling through local dealers. Our distribution includes factory direct sales, and exclusive local dealerships.
The rapid transition from a single product line (W500) in 2015 to three product lines in 2017 (W500, W700, and S4) has changed our distribution program. We welcome inquiries from individuals and businesses who are interested in reselling our products locally in the United States and in other countries. Learn more about our new dealership program »

No authorized Wavewalk® Kayaks dealer in your area, or country? – You are welcome to order kayaks, boats and accessories factory direct »

Local Demo Agents – Our demo agents are clients who neither resell our products nor take orders for them. They just offer to show their own rigged Wavewalk kayak or skiff to prospecting clients who are interested to see it before ordering one for themselves directly from Wavewalk.

 

UNITED STATES

 

 

Northeast


UPSTATE NEW YORK

 

Ernie and Diane Balch

Demo Agents, Malta and Syracuse, Upstate New York
Wavewalk clients since 2013

Products: W700, W500

As Demo Agents, Ernie and Diane offer to show their W700 and W500 to prospecting clients. They neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor do they take orders for them.

 


RHODE ISLAND

 

Wavewalk, Inc.

Riverside, Rhode Island

That’s us, since 2004. After over a decade in Massachusetts, we’ve moved to The Ocean State.

Product lines: W500, W700 and S4


CONNECTICUT

 

Roxanne Davis

Wavewalk client since 2005
Demo Agent, Northern Connecticut

Product: W700, W500

As a Demo Agent, Rox offers to show her rigged and motorized W700 and W500 to prospecting clients. She neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does she take orders for them.

 


PENNSYLVANIA

 

HBBCO Kayaks

Joe Stauder
Wavewalk distributor since 2013
Montandon, Pennsylvania
Also serving clients in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland
Product lines: W500, W700, and S4.
We can set a live demo for you close to where you live.

 

Virginia’s Beach Campground

Bob Krome
North Springfield, Lake Erie, Pennsylvania
Rental and resale of Wavewalk kayaks

Also serving clients in western New York and northern Ohio.
Product lines: W700, S4

 


NEW JERSEY

 

Kayak Fishing & Exploring Group

Rich Phillips
Since 2014 Wavewalk’s authorized dealer in Ocean View, South New Jersey

35 miles south of Atlantic City

Product lines: W500, W700 and S4

 

Southeast


NORTH CAROLINA

 

Alvin Jenkins

West Jefferson, western North Carolina
Wavewalk demo agent
Product lines: W500, S4

 

As a Demo Agent, Alvin offers to show his Wavewalk S4 and W500 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


John Sealy

Demo Agent, Stokesdale, North Carolina
John also serves clients in Virginia
Wavewalk client since 2014
Product: W700

As a Demo Agent, John offers to show his Wavewalk 700 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Jill Toler

Demo Agent, Coastal North Carolina
Wavewalk fly angler since 2015
Product: W700

As a Demo Agent, Jill offers to show her Wavewalk 700 to prospecting clients. She neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does she take orders for them.

 


Fin Gold

Demo Agent, Emerald Isle, Coastal North Carolina
Wavewalk skiff owner since 2017
Product: S4

As a Demo Agent, Fin offers to show his Wavewalk S4 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


FLORIDA

 

St. Augustine Paddle Sports

South of Jacksonville, Florida. Ask for Dave Hernandez
Wavewalk authorized dealership since 2015

Product lines: W500, W700, S4

We rent electric Wavewalk 700 boats

 


Gary Rankel

Demo Agent, Crystal River, Florida
Wavewalk client since 2005
Product: W700, W500

As a Demo Agent, Gary offers to show his Wavewalk 700 and W500 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Jesse Stephenson

Demo Agent, West Palm Beach, Florida
Wavewalk S4 owner since 2018
Product: S4

As a Demo Agent, Jesse shows his Wavewalk S4 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Captain Larry Jarboe
Key Largo, Florida

Wavewalk’s distributor in south Florida since 2016

Product lines: W500, W700 and S4

Capn’ Larry offers Wavewalk S4 guided fishing and diving tours.

 

 

Texas

 


Glen Spinks

Demo Agent, Brownwood, Central Texas
Wavewalk skiff owner since 2017
Product: S4

As a Demo Agent, Glen can show his Wavewalk S4 to prospecting clients, but he neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 

 

Northwest


WASHINGTON

 

Chris Henderson

Gig Harbor, Washington State near Seattle

Wavewalk client since 2013
Demo agent for the W500, W700 and S4.

As a demo agent, Chris offers to show his Wavewalk kayaks to prospecting clients, including a motorized S4. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.


 

California

 


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

Magnus Chung

Daly City, San Francisco Bay
Wavewalk client since 2017
Demo agent for the S4

As a demo agent, Magnus offers to show his Wavewalk S4 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor takes orders for them.

 

Midwest


MINNESOTA

 

Jeff Mikkola
Wavewalk client since 2017
Demo Agent, Northern Minnesota

Product: W700

As a Demo Agent, Jeff offers to show his W700 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Only businesses listed on this page as dealerships are authorized to resell Wavewalk’s products.

Interested in becoming a local Wavewalk® dealer in your area?
  • Wavewalk is looking to expand its network of local dealers in the United States.
  • We’re looking for new dealers in California, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and more –

More Info: Wavewalk® Fishing Kayaks Local Dealership – FAQ

Contact us by email »


INTERNATIONAL

Canada

 

Pyt Rotary

Demo Agent, Toronto, Ontario
Wavewalk client since 2010

Product: W500, S4

As a Demo Agent, Pyt offers to show his rigged and motorized Wavewalk S4 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Russ Popp

Demo Agent, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Wavewalk client since 2016

Product: W700

As a Demo Agent, Russ offers to show his rigged Wavewalk 700 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


 

Darcy Paulin

Demo Agent, Vancouver, British Columbia
Wavewalk client since 2013
Product: W500, W700

As a Demo Agent, Darcy offers to show his Wavewalk 700 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Scandinavia

 

fishing-kayak-dealer-north-Sweden-120Fiske Kajak Sverige

Kent Johnsen
Undersåker, Northern Sweden
Wavewalk’s distributor in Sweden and Norway, serves Denmark too.

Product lines: W500 and W700

 


New Zealand

 

Dennis Hodgetts

Wavewalk’s distributor in New Zealand since 2011

  • Hamilton, Northern Island
  • Nelson, Southern Island

Product lines: W500, W700 and S4

 


Australia

 

Dario Lazaric

Demo Agent, Melbourne, Victoria
Wavewalk client since 2016
Product: W700

As a Demo Agent, Dario offers to show his Wavewalk 700 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

Wavewalk has neither dealers nor distributors in Australia, and we ship directly to our clients there.

 


South Korea

 

Sungjin Kim

Wavewalk’s agent since 2010, Incheon, South Korea

Product: W500

 

 


Direct Sales to Clients Overseas

 

We ship Wavewalk® kayaks regularly, by ocean freight, to individual clients in Hawaii, Australia, and several countries in northern Europe. For such shipments we charge an ocean freight fee of $290 for a W500 kayak, $340 for a W700 kayak, and $370 for an S4 kayak.
This price covers shipping from the US factory to a major sea port in the destination country (or island, in Hawaii), and it includes insurance (CIF, US Factory to Destination Port). The client is responsible for all local expenses in their country (if applicable), including customs clearing, duty and local taxes, and local storage and transportation (if applicable). Shipping from the factory to the mainland US port is free of charge.

Clients in Alaska prefer us to ship their orders to an Alaskan shipping company’s freight terminal in the US West Coast, and they deal directly with that company. Shipping from the factory to the US West Coast freight terminal is free of charge.


Only businesses listed on this page as Wavewalk dealers or distributors are authorized to resell our company’s products.

 

 

Interested in becoming a Wavewalk® distributor in your country, or territory?

  • Currently, Wavewalk has no distributors in Australia, Canada, UK, Japan, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy, and other countries and territories where we’re looking to expand our distribution.
Contact us by email »  or call us at 774 315-6009  8:00 AM -8:00 PM EST

 

No authorized Wavewalk® Kayaks dealer in your country, state, or territory?  Order a Wavewalk® kayak factory direct »

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Price List

Price List and Purchasing Information

How to order from us

You can simply email or text us your order, or mail it to us in a letter. There is no online ordering form to fill, and you don’t have to print out anything.
Please include in your order your full street address, zip code, phone number and preferred email address, if possible.
We accept payments by personal check, cashier check, and direct wire transfer (ACH).
You’ll find our address and contact information at the bottom of this page.

This price list is designed to help you review our product offering, and prepare your factory-direct order from us. It is not an online ordering form –

You can also purchase a Wavewalk® locally, at a local authorized dealership »

If you have any question, please contact us by phone / text (774) 315 6009 or by email »

CONTENT

1. KAYAKS and BOATS

More information about the 500 Series »

More information about the 700 Series »

More information about the new Series 4 »

Free shipping on all KAYAK AND BOAT models in the contiguous US (48 States)

Wavewalk® Kayaks

 

KAYAK SERIES AND MODEL 500 R700 R
Price$1,440.$2,180.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Total DimensionsL = 11’4″ W = 29″L = 12’10” W = 31″
Total Weight60 lbs80 lbs
Cockpit DimensionsL = 6 ft W = 29″L = 7’7″ W = 31″
Flush Mounted Rod Holder Installednono
Clamp Mount Rod Holdersnono
Detachable Flotation Modules
(Polyethylene Foam)
1 pairno. the saddle serves as flotation
Built-In Large-Size Saddle Flotationnoyes
MDO Saddle Bracket Installedyes, 1 unityes, 1 unit
Molded-In Saddle Reinforcementyes, gussetsyes, 7 pairs of Polyethylene brackets
CAPABILITIES
Max Payload: Passengers + Gear (More info below on crew size and other possibilities*)360 lbs500 lbs
Tandem Paddlinglight crewfull tandem + more
Tandem Fishinglimited tandemfull tandem
Suitable For Electric Trolling Motor (Requires installing a motor mount)yesyes
Compatible With Outboard Gas Motors Featuring a 20″ Long (L) Propeller Shaft (Requires installing a motor mount)yes, max 3 hpyes, max 4.5 hp
Compatible With Outboard Gas Motors Featuring
a 15″ Short (S) Propeller Shaft
nono

 

Motor mounts are shipped non-installed. Installation is easy and takes 5 minutes.

Wavewalk 500 color options

 

 

White
Yellow
Green

 

 

More information about the 500 Series »

More information about the 700 Series »

Free shipping on all KAYAK AND BOAT models in the contiguous US (48 States)

 

Wavewalk® Boats

More information about the new Series 4 »

More information about the 700 Series »

 

Being extremely versatile, the W700 features both in the Kayaks and Boats section

SERIES AND MODEL700 RSeries 4
Price$2,180.$2,760.
AvailabilityDealerships & Direct OrderDealerships & Direct Order
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Total Length12’10”13′
Total Width (Beam)31″38″
Total Weight Without Accessories80 lbs98 lbs
Hull Width2 x 9″2 x 13″
Total Cockpit LengthL = 7’6″L = 8′
Total Cockpit WidthW = 31″W = 38″
Saddle-Seat Height14 3/8″15″
MDO Saddle Bracket Installedyes, 1 unityes, 2 units
Molded-In Polyethylene Saddle Bracketsyes, 7 unitsyes, 7 units
Tite-Lok Clamp mount rod holdersno. order item separatelyno. order item separately
Built-In Large-Size Saddle Flotationyesyes
Standard Detachable Inflatable Flotation Tubes, L = 6ft, Diam. = 6″no. order items separatelyno. order items separately
XL Detachable Inflatable Flotation Tubes, L = 12ft, Diam = 7 3/4″no. order items separatelyno. order items separately
Transom Motor Mount (TMM)no. order the TMM 700 HD separatelyPreparation for mounting plate. Order the S4 mounting plate separately
Transparent Spray Shieldno. order a spray shield separatelyno. order a spray shield separately
Joystick Steering Systemno. order joystick steering
system separately
no. order joystick steering system separately
CAPABILITIES
Max Payload = Passengers + Gear + Motor500 lbs650 lbs
Paddling2 adult paddlers in full comfort + child3 adult paddlers in full comfort
Fishing2 adult anglers in full comfort + outboard motor2 big and heavy anglers in full comfort + outboard motor
Motorizingoffshoreoffshore extended
Driving With Electric Trolling Motoryes, requires a motor mountyes, requires installing an S4 mounting plate
Driving With 20″ Long (L) Outboard Gas Motoryes, max 4.5 hp. TMM 700 HD
motor mount required
yes, max 6 hp. mounting plate required
Driving With 15″ Short (S) Outboard Gas Motornono
  • Motor mounts and mounting plates are shipped non-installed. Installation is easy and takes 5 minutes.
  • Spray shields are shipped non-attached.
  • Inflatable tubes can be easily inflated without a pump. Note that the presence of such tubes on the kayak’s sides makes paddling les effective.

The 700 RIB model ships with a pair of XL inflatable detachable flotation modules, which are not practical for angling or paddling. This model is designed to serve as a boat for offshore work, diving and rescue, and as a tender and lifeboat for big boats and yachts.

700 Series Color Combinations

Color Combination NameTwinhullSaddle
“Microskiff”
White
White
“Sunshine”
Yellow
Orange
“Combat”
Sand
Green
“Safari”
Green
Sand

 

Wavewalk Series 4 (S4) Colors

WhiteGator Drab GreenMud Brown

 

More information on the 700 Series »

More information about the new Series 4 »

All Wavewalk® 700 models feature 4 ergonomic carry handles

Free shipping on all KAYAK AND BOAT models in the contiguous US (48 States)


Note: All Wavewalk models can be purchased with extra clamp mount rod holders

Please don’t hesitate to call or email us for consultation.

2. PADDLES

Wavewalk® PSP R  (9′ long)    Price: $190

Wavewalk® PSP L  (9’8″ long)    Price: $230

We don’t ship Wavewalk® paddles separately from Wavewalk® kayaks since all items that are over 8 ft long require shipping by freight truck.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PADDLES

Common kayak paddles are shorter than our paddles, and they won’t suit adults paddling our kayaks.
Other long paddles might be too ‘soft’ (flexible: slow, waste your energy ), or not sturdy enough.
Our composite paddles are extra rigid and durable, so that you can use them for launching and beaching in difficult spots, for stand up paddling, and even for poling in shallow water.
We don’t ship W paddles separately from W kayaks.
Learn more about the Wavewalk® paddles »

 

 

3. TRANSOM MOTOR MOUNTS

 

Transom-Motor-Mount-20-15Model TMM 20-A for 20″ long (L) propeller shafts only. For Wavewalk® 500 Series only.  Learn More »
Price: $160

 

 

TMM 700 120x800Model TMM 700 Heavy-Duty (HD) motor mount for Wavewalk® 700 Series.
Fits 20″ long (L) propeller shafts only.  Learn More »
Price: $190

 

Series 4 (S4) Heavy Duty (HD) Motor Mounting Plate: $130

1.5″ thick. Made from Medium Density Overlay (MDO) and coated with urethane.
Each mounting plate ships with a pair of 5/16″, 3″ long bolts, and self locking nuts.
Fits 20″ long (L) propeller shafts only.

Click image to enlarge

 

ORDERING MOTOR MOUNTS AND S4 MOUNTING PLATE SEPARATELY FROM THE KAYAKS: If you order an S4 Mounting Plate separately, please add $30 for shipping in the Contiguous US (48 states), and $40 for shipping to addresses in Canada.
We don’t ship motor mounts for the W500 and W700 separately from the kayaks themselves.

 

4. ACCESSORIES

INF-20-motorized-kayak-with-spray-shieldSPRAY SHIELD FOR MOTORIZED KAYAK & BOAT    Learn more »
Price:  $140
We don’t ship this item separately from our kayaks.

 

W700-joystick-outboard-Motor-Steering-120x120W700 OUTBOARD MOTORS JOYSTICK STEERING SYSTEM  Learn more »
Price: $270.
SHIPPING: If you order a joystick steering system separately from a Wavewalk® 700, please add $30 for shipping in the Contiguous US (48 states), and $40 for shipping to addresses in Canada.

 

 

clamp mount rod holder for fishing kayakTITE-LOK CLAMP MOUNT FISHING ROD HOLDER     Learn More »
We don’t ship this item separately from our kayaks.
Price: $46

 

inflatable-flotation-tubes-standard-120PAIR OF STANDARD INFLATABLE DETACHABLE FLOTATION MODULES
NOTE:  Inflatable (INF) floats modules are much wider than ones made from Polyethylene foam, and they are not optimal for paddling.   More info »
Price: $230
SHIPPING: If you order standard inflatable flotation modules separately from a Wavewalk® kayak, please add $30 for shipping in the Contiguous US (48 states), and $40 for shipping to addresses in Canada.

PAIR OF XL INFLATABLE DETACHABLE FLOTATION MODULES More XL info »
Price: $440
SHIPPING: If you order XL inflatable flotation modules separately from a Wavewalk® kayak, please add $30 for shipping in the Contiguous  US (48 states), and $40 for shipping to addresses in Canada.

 

 

Bracket for fishing kayak

W500 SADDLE BRACKET
Note: Since November 2013 all W500 kayaks come outfitted with a saddle bracket, standard, and there’s neither a need to order one separately, nor to order a spare one. If you want to use saddle brackets for projects such as a dog platform, please refer to the dimensions and instructions in the Saddle Bracket page »  Feel free to contact us for technical support.


Kayak_Fishing_Cap_KhakiTHE W CAP  Featuring Wavewalk’s embroidered logo
Price: $20

 

5. SHIPPING

  • We ship each Wavewalk® in a custom heavy duty cardboard box for maximum protection
  • No extra charge on paddles and accessories shipped together with the kayak or boat
  • All our shipments are insured
  • We ship paddles only together with kayaks – No separate shipment for paddles.
  • Upon special request, we can ship other accessories separately from kayaks, in the US and worldwide, but in such case we charge a shipping fee depending on the shipped accessory and the destination address. Please contact us for details »

Shipping Wavewalk® kayaks and boats in the Contiguous US (48 States) is free of charge

Shipping kayaks to addresses in the contiguous US is free of charge and it includes tracking and free call before delivery service.

Shipping to other countries, and overseas

Canada

Bonded shipping to addresses in Canada:
  • W500 models: $60 US for bonded shipment, including tracking and call before delivery.
  • W700 models: $80 US for bonded shipment, including tracking call before delivery.
  • S4 models: $100 US for bonded shipment, including tracking call before delivery.

Canadian clients are not required to have a customs agent in order to clear customs, and there’s no need for anyone to be present at the US border. Thanks to NAFTA, Canadian duty on US made products is negligible, and you can clear customs by yourself locally, easily, and within a few minutes at the local Canadian Customs office in your town. You can also do it online through clearit.ca. Meanwhile, the carriers keep the boxed Wavewalk kayak in bondage in their warehouse. After you contact our bonded carrier and inform them that you’ve cleared customs, they will deliver the box to your address by appointment.
More information about importing a Wavewalk® kayak from the US to Canada »

Clients Overseas

We have distributors in New Zealand and in Scandinavia »
Direct Sales: We ship Wavewalk® kayaks regularly, by ocean freight, to individual clients in Hawaii, Australia, and several countries in northern Europe. For such shipments we charge an ocean freight fee of $290 for a W500 kayak, $340 for a W700 kayak, and $370 for an S4 kayak.
This price covers shipping from the US factory to a major sea port in the destination country (or island, in Hawaii), and it includes insurance (CIF, US Factory to Destination Port). The client is responsible for all local expenses in their country, including customs clearing, duty and local taxes (if applicable), and local storage and transportation (if applicable). Shipping from the factory to the US port is free of charge.

Clients in Alaska prefer us to ship their orders to an Alaskan shipping company’s freight terminal in the US West Coast, and they deal directly with that company. Shipping from the factory to the US West Coast freight terminal is free of charge.

 

6. PAYMENT

We accept payments by check and by direct transfer (ACH).
Payment by personal check is fine, and there is no need to send us a cashier check.

You can send your check by regular mail. No need for registered mail.

Please make your check payable to WAVEWALK, INC. and mail to our address below

US checks and international checks in US dollars are cleared within 24 hours.
Checks from Canadian banks are accepted by US banks for payments in US dollars too, if you write US Funds twice on the check: next to the sum in digits, and next to the line that features the sum in words (known as the ‘Legal Line’).

Note:

  1. Paying by check won’t delay the execution of your order: Just send us an email or a text message telling us what you’re ordering, your address, and your phone number, and we’ll start processing your order without waiting for your check to arrive and clear.
  2. Banks don’t charge for payments by check, but they charge both payer and payee a ‘Wire Transfer’ fee for direct payments (ACH).

For more information email us to  support@wavewalk.com »

We do not accept credit cards, PayPal etc. due to the excessive merchant fees associated with these services.

When emailing us your order, please include the following information –

  • Your Full Name
  • Shipping Address including Zip Code
  • Telephone Number – For the carrier to call you in order to schedule the delivery time
  • Your Email Address -We need your email address to send you an order confirmation message and to contact you in case we have questions. We also need it for sending you the shipment’s tracking number, as well as your kayak’s manufacturer’s certificate of origin and bill of sale.

Our company does not share customer information, and does not spam.

Please mail your check to our address:

WAVEWALK, INC.
115 Terrace Avenue
Riverside, RI 02915

Tip: Once you’re ready to mail your check, please give us a call, email us or text us, and let us know about it as soon as possible. Doing so would enable us to save time by starting to process your order in advance, before we receive your payment, and thus have your order ready for shipping earlier. Normally, we ship within a week from receipt of order and payment.
Transit time in the contiguous US is between two to five business days – The longer the distance the more time it takes. Typically, freight companies serve metropolitan areas faster than rural areas.

Documents and other information

Upon request, we’ll provide you with a Manufacturer’s Certificate Of Origin (MCO) and Original Bill Of Sale (BOS) for your Wavewalk®, free of charge.

If you have any question please email us , call (774) 315-6009 or text (774) 315-6009

For additional information on delivery, cancellation of order, product warranty, return policies, and after sale service, please visit our website’s Service and Warranty Policies section »