Wavewalk® 500 Reviews

We have suspended offering the W500, and we recommend that our clients get a Wavewalk 700 instead.


Wavewalk launched the 500 series in May of 2009.
Currently, there are over two hundred Wavewalk® 500 reviews listed on this page.
Per our company policy, each Wavewalk® 500 review features the full name and state of the person who contributed it, as well as pictures.
We consider anonymous reviews and ones posted under an alias as being not trustworthy.
A review can be useful under the conditions that its author paid for the kayak they review, that they actually use it, and that they fully disclose their identity as a regular client or a reseller.
We disapprove of reviews authored by anyone who’s paid to write kayak reviews, whether directly or indirectly (e.g. through advertising on their website).

A Wavewalk® 500 owner may have contributed more than one review – For example, an Initial Review written shortly after they have received their kayak, and a Comprehensive Review after having outfitted it for fishing and used it over months or years.
An owner of a Wavewalk® 500 may also review it as a Hunting Kayak, and write a separate review of their boat as a Kayak for Children, or a Fishing Kayak. In some cases, we will publish both reviews, and if we don’t, the reader can find more stories and reviews from that by searching their name, or by contacting us.

Typically, our dealers are Wavewalk fans, they use the kayaks they buy from us personally for paddling, fishing, hunting and motorizing, and they don’t resell other kayaks. All of the above qualifies them as reviewers.

List of Wavewalk® 500 Reviews




Review of the Wavewalk 500 for tandem kayakingW500 substitutes our beloved W700 that we lost in hurricane Irma Holiday and David, Summerland Key, Florida





Review of stable Wavewalk 500 for wildlife photography

Wildlife photography from my Wavewalk 500     Hendrik Broekman, Massachusetts


Review of electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak with transportation wheels

First time paddling my Wavewalk 500 in Lake Margarita        Karen Briefer-Gose, California



Review of my electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak

Wavewalk 500 with electric motor on Lake Simcoe    Pyt Rotary, Ontario, Canada


Review of my electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak

Catching smallmouth on the Allegheny river    Dave Wayman, Pennsylvania


Review of my electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak

My Electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak    Chan Vannasing, North Carolina



Review of Wavewalk 500 with rowing oars, for trolling

Wavewalk 500 with rowing oars, for trolling   Billy Boughner, South Carolina






My W500 DIY electric fishing kayak   Ricky Bruni, Alabama



I love my Wavewalk 500   Kent Johnsen, Sweden



My electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak   Jeremy Childers, Alabama



My all-water W500 electric fishing kayak   Pyt Rotary (Thrac), Ontario, Canada



Trout fishing in my Wavewalk 500   Sid Perry, Idaho



The W500: my current pros and cons   Brian Walti, Ohio




Cat-A-Yakking – the beginning   Capn’ Larry Jarboe, Maryland



Wavewalk kayak rigged for fishing   Sid Perry, Idaho


big snook caught Sunday

Sunday snook   Kevin Wagner, Florida



My Wavewalk fishing Kayak   Steve Irwin, Florida



Kayaking again at 76 with my Wavewalk   Charlie Manning, North Carolina



Things are going great with my W500   Mike Brown, Virginia



Fish we caught in the Sea of the Hebrides, Scotland   Charlie Piggott, Kent, England, United Kingdom



My Wavewalk 500 tandem fishing kayak (movie)   Sivanesan Rajan, New York



My son caught his first bass on our first tandem launch

Me and my son fishing in our new W500 kayak    Gerald Gatchalian, Virginia




Our Wavewalk kayak in Newfoundland, Canada   Daniel Vogel, Switzerland



My Wavewalk 500   Steve Lucas, Florida


largemouth bass caught in N Minnesota

My W500 kayak one year later    Mike Moody, North Dakota



Bow fishing for snakehead on the Potomac   John Dillon, Maryland



4th of July bass   Ricardo Moyano, Illinois



Standing and paddling is just awesome   Tony Schiro, Pennsylvania



My Wavewalk fishing kayak with a 2.5 Suzuki outboard motor   Robert Buck, New Brunswick, Canada



On the gulf many times fishing in heavy seas   David Miller (Crappie Dave), Florida



Our multiple W kayak activities including fishing   Aaron and Lynn Söderberg, Texas



Two 24 inch redfish first trip out   Mike Poole, Louisiana


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This kayak will open another dimension for me   Charlie Manning, North Carolina




And I love, love my boat…   Dottie Ann Pollock, Florida




Tandem kayak bassin with wifey   Clint Miller, Upstate New York



First time in our new fishing kayaks!   Myron McDaniel, Long Island, New York





My Wavewalk kayak   Judson Bibb, Florida



First motorized kayak fishing adventures and rigging projects   Kenny “One-Shot” Tracy, Maryland



Kayak crab fisherman reviews his W500   Edwin Warner, Oakland, California



Wavewalk W500 trial, a dawnbreakers story   Jeff Holden, New Zealand Southern Island




W kayak used in underwater robotics tests   Darcy Paulin, British Columbia, Canada





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Stuff I take with me on my kayak fishing trips   Steve Anderson, North Carolina



First pink salmon in my Wavewalk kayak     Chris Henderson, Washington



A kayak I feel I can safely fish out of    Linwood Crosby, Maine






Review of stable kayak for bird photography

Photographing birds from my W fishing kayak    Harry Selsor, Florida



fishing kayak review Mississippi

Owner Review of Wavewalk Kayak   Paul Harrison, Mississippi


review of offshore stand up fly fishing kayak

I don’t like it, I love it   Bill Davenport, Massachusetts


review of a kayak rigged for fishing, Wisconsin

How I outfitted my W kayak for fishing, so far    Larry Durfey, Wisconsin






Review of my new offshore W kayak    Darcy Paulin, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada






Review of kayak for bass fishing - central Texas

Review of bass fishing kayak    Brad Campbell, Central Texas


Review of fishing kayak in Abaco island, Bahamas

Wavewalk kayak in Abaco, Bahamas    Brad Barrett, Georgia




a fishing kayak with a passenger and dog on board - North Dakota

First Wavewalk – Fishing Kayak Review    Mike Moody, North Dakota


fishing kayak review by family from Phoenix AZ

Review of Family Fishing Kayak    Avery Sellards, Phoenix, Arizona


Review of kayak for senior and grandchildren

W Kayak With a Crew of Four Passengers    Neville Badcock, Tasmania, Australia


review of stand up fishing kayak from Maine

Review of Stand Up Kayak   Barry Greindl, Maine



review of stable kayak for bird watching and photography

Review of Bird Watching Kayak    Don MacAdam, Massachusetts





review of stable kayak outfitted for wildlife photography, Iowa

Review of W500 Kayak for Photography    Paul Ekman, Iowa


motorized fishing kayak review - Alabama

Rigged and Motorized Fishing Kayak    Randy Lester, Alabama


review of stand-up tandem ergonomic fishing kayak, NY

Review of Tandem Stand-Up Fishing Kayak    Clint Miller, New York



kayak review, Houston Texas

First WaveWalk Paddle Trip  Lee Chastant, Texas



review of fishing kayak for ocean research

Review of Fishing Kayak Rigged for Ocean Research    Peter Traykovski, Massachusetts


stand up fishing kayak review, by big guy, South California

Big Guy’s Initial Review of Stand Up Fishing Kayak    Mike Hancock, Southern California


fishing kayak review from Oklahoma

Fishing Kayak Review    Robin Gleason, Oklahoma


review of stand up fly fishing kayak, Florida

Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak   Ted Stevens, Florida


stand up fishing kayak review from Tennessee

Initial Review of Stand Up Fishing Kayak     Jeremy Knight, Tennessee


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W Kayak For Fishing and Bird Watching    Russell Dodd, Western Australia


review of stand up fly fishing kayak, Texas

Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak Review     Glynn Gantenbein, Texas


review of fishing kayak Arizona / Mexico


Initial Fishing Kayak Review From Mexico     John Castanha, Arizona and Mexico


initial fishing kayak review - stand up fishing kayak

Initial Review of Stand Up Fishing Kayak     Jeff Taubes, Florida


kayak review, Victoria, Australia

W500 Kayak Review     Steve Phillis, Victoria, Australia




Review fishing kayak, New Zealand

Maiden Voyage Account, and DIY Wheels For Kayak    Ken From Katikati, New Zealand


fishing kayak review from Northern California

My Fishing Kayak Story     George Brewster, Northern California


first review of motorized fishing kayak, CT

First Time Out In My W502 Fishing Kayak     Russ Hicks, Connecticut


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Bonding With My W Fishing Kayak – Initial Review     Gary Murray, New Mexico


Review of camouflage kayak for duck hunting, NY

Review of Camouflaged Kayak for Hunting and Fishing     Kevin Coughlin, New York


fishing kayak review, New Hampshire

Offshore Fishing Kayak With Electric Motor and Wheel    Richard Dion, New Hampshire


Fishing kayak review, South Carolina

Fishing Kayak Review, South Carolina    Terry Ehrlich, South Carolina


Wildlife photography kayak, Australia

W500 Kayak With Transportation Wheel   Ofer Levy, Sydney, Australia


Review of fishing kayak by senior kayak fisherman with a back condition

Fishing Kayak Review     Tony DeFusco, New Hampshire


Fishing kayak review from Northern California

First Impressions W Fishing Kayak Review    Sam Wire, Northern California


fishing kayak review - Virginia


Review of Stand Up Tandem Fishing Kayak    Tom Soska, Virginia


review of offshore stand up fishing kayak, Italy

Review of Offshore Stand Up Fishing Kayak    Danilo Russolillo, Rome, Italy


review of kayak for tandem paddling, Ontario, Canada

Review Of The W500 As A Tamdem Kayak    Boyd and Sandy Smith, Ontario, Canada



review of fishing kayak, Ohio

Quick Review of W500 Fishing Kayak    John King, Ohio


Initial review of fishing kayak, llinois

Catching Fish in Maiden Kayak – Review    Matt Green, Illinois


fishing kayak review and trip report, Texas

Fishing Kayak Review and Trip Report     Jerry and Valerie Hudgens, Texas


fishing kayak review, Ontario, Canada

W500 Fishing Kayak Review    Bruce Parks,Ontario, Canada


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Kayak Review by Kayaker With Spinal Fusion    Laura Palestrini, Georgia


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Initial Review of Kayak for Big Guys     Jim Addison, British Columbia, Canada


Review of fishing kayak / tandem - Texas

Bass Kayak Fishing in Tandem    Marshall Godfrey, Texas


TX angler landing big fish in his kayak

Touring and Fishing Kayak Review     Jesse Martinez, Texas


Review of fishing kayak, offshore, New Zealand

Offshore Fishing Kayak Review    Dennis Hodgetts, New Zealand


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First W500 Fishing Kayak Review From Dubai, UAE    Richie Peel, Dubai, UAE


review of stand up fly fishig kayak, CT

Short Review of Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak   Jay Petersen, Connecticut


paddling with disabilities

Kayak review by disabled kayaker    Jos Nieuwenhuijsen, Netherlands (Holland)




small sailing catamaran kayak

W500 Sailing Kayak    Rafael Francke, sailor


initial review of fishing kayak, Norway, Scandinavia

Initial W500 Kayak Review    Eric Overdijk, Norway


fishing kayak review from Mississippi

First Impressions From W500 Fishing Kayak    Paul Harrison, Mississippi


Rigged fishing kayak, Texas

Fishing Kayak Rigged With a Detachable Wheel    Ray Schwertner, Texas


Rigged fishing kayak review, South Carolina

Amphibious, Rigged Fishing Kayak    Stan Trojanowski, South Carolina


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Review of the W500 as Tandem Kayak    Ann Hubbard, North Carolina



Review of stand up fly fishing kayak, Florida

Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak Review   Kevin Eastman, Florida


Review of stand up fishing kayak, Arizona

Stand Up Fishing Kayak Review    Jose Fernandez, Arizona

Review of fishing kayak, Ontario, Canada

Fishing Kayak Review    Pyt Rotary, Ontario, Canada

kayak anglers looking at beached fishing kayaks

Fly Fishing Kayak Review    Bob Smaldone, Maine

Mike in his stand up fishing kayak

Fishing Kayak Review by elderly paddler    Mike Ratigan, upstate New York

Bowfin caught in fishing kayak, Minnesota

Fishing Kayak Review     W. Taylor, Minnesota

Fishing kayak rigged with seat for a dog

Fishing Kayak With Dog Seat     Kay Rankel, Wisconsin

Motorized fishing kayak with folding outriggers

Outrigger Motorized Kayak    Brian Vickery, California

Fishing kayak in Huntigton Horbor, California

Offshore Fishing Kayak Review    Alfred Jay, California

Fishing kayak review - Alaska

Fly Fishing Kayak Review     Carl Williams, Alaska

Rigged Stand Up Fishing kayak

Rigged Offshore W500 Fly Fishing Kayak    Craig Masterman, Massachusetts

Rigged fishing kayak, North Carolina

Rigged W500 Fishing Kayak     Darrell Beam, North Carolina

Fishing kayak beached, South Australia

Offshore Fishing Kayak Review     Shaun Wilkeson, South Australia

Fishing kayak rigged with rowing oars, Pennsylvania

Fishing Kayak Rigged With Oars     Dave Baumbaugh, Pennsylvania

Ed with a 27 inch redfish caught at the fcka kayak fishing tournament

W500 Fishing Kayak Review    Ed Wheeler, Florida

Richard in his fishing kayak, Crystal river, FL

Elderly Fisherman’s Fishing Kayak Review    Dick Sherman, Florida

Ken fishing standing in his kayak, Washington

Older Fisherman’s Stand Up Fishing Kayak Review     Ken Short, Port Angeles, Washington

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W500 Fishing Kayak Review    James Phillips, British Columbia, Canada

Standing up in fishing kayak, Seattle, Washington

Stand Up Fishing Kayak Review     John Hunter, Seattle, Washington

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W500 Kayak Review    Claire Gignac, Ontario, Canada

Kayak fishing dog, Wisconsin

Fishing Kayak Review By Disabled Angler   Sharon Bramm, Wisconsin

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W500 Fishing Kayak Review    Francis Muldoon, Key West, Florida

Electric motor fishing kayak, New York

Electric W500 Fishing Kayak    John Zoltner,New York

W500 stand up fishing kayak review, Florida

First W500 Stand Up Fishing Kayak Review    Jeff McGovern, Florida

W500 fishing kayak review, West Virginia

Elderly fisherman reviews his kayak    Tom George, West Virginia

Tiger camo fishing kayak review, Wisconsin

Review of W500 fishing kayak    John Fabina, Wisconsin

Texas fishing kayak

My fishing kayak review    Stephen Cano, Texas

Roger and his new kayak, Michigan

Review of my fishing kayak    Roger Sacla, Michigan

Rod in his fishing kayak, Colorado

A kayaker’s review of his W500    Rod Ratzlaff, Colorado

Two fishing kayaks attached on a pickup truck bed

Rigged Fishing Kayak    Gary Rankel, Florida

Robert standing near his two fishing kayaks, Texas

Senior fisherman’s review of his kayak    Robert Fisher, Texas

Jeremiah in his grandfather's kayak

W500 Kayak Review    Mark Mayton, New York

Noel's son in his dad's fishing kayak, Texas

Motorized fishing kayak review by dad and son    Noel Mascarenhas, Texas

Three fishing kayaks, Connecticut


Kayak review by angler with sciatica    Roxanne Davis, Connecticut

Rhode Island kayak fisherman standing up in fishing kayak


Kayak review by fisherman with back problems    Norm Craig, Rhode Island

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