Our Shipment for Summer 2013/2014 has arrived.

Yes its here.

30 Wavewalk Super kayaks were packed into a 40 foot container and shipped to us. Here are pictures of the container at the USA end – being packed and on the road.

At the New Zealand end of the journey things are not quite as smooth. I don’t have pictures of the container being unpacked, but I have pictures of the cartons arriving at the premises where I work and being SQUEEZED into storage in the most difficult of places.

The following pictures show the arrival of the first 15 cartons of kayaks, 2 cartons of accessories, and the XL flotation.

The caption on the bottom left picture should read “Not a good picture”

The first lot arrived on a Friday and I had some help to get the cartons up on to the mezzanine storage. The second lot arrived the following Monday and at the time of writing are still stored in alleyways –  apart from 2 that have been sent out to their patient owners.

I have 2 more waiting to be despatched, 3 assembled for display and the rest will find their way to the mezzanine eventually.

The workshop area does not look impressive, but it actually works well. I have a compressor on wheels so I can move it from end to end. I would normally only have 1 Wavewalk in the workshop, but currently have 3 and there is more space to operate than the pictures show.


The last picture might be more impressive if I left the kayaks unpacked, but an industrial warehouse can be a dusty environment, so I always repack them in their cartons once I have finished the assembly.

Here are pictures of the arrival of the second 15 kayaks.

New Shipment Arriving

In the 2012/2013 season we sold out of W500 kayaks and had to get an extra shipment. We sold kayaks right through the winter this year, with several going to the north of the South Island.

We now have Wavewalk Kayak clients from Kaitaia in the North (Shane Hunt) to Timaru in the South (Peter Diston).


Right at this moment we have a container of 30 – W500s at the port and they should be with us in a few days.

There are no changes to the proven W500 recipe, but there is a new colour – Sand – which I cannot describe since I yet to see one. We also have the popular Bright Yellow and the Green.

I look forward to demonstrating our W500 for you this summer.

Boby’s Motorised W500

Boby (from Birkenhead) is one of the Wavewalk owners who has motorised his W500.


He says “I am fiddling around with it as I go or as I need to.
I made up an outboard ali bracket to takes short and long shaft motors. I have 3.5 HP 4 strokes short shaft on it at the moment (actuator plate level with the kayak hull) but its too powerful and water can splash up when it go abit faster when is choppy day (need spray skirt for this)

Im looking around for 2nd hand 2HP 4 strokes long shaft (actuator plate will be 3″ to 5″ lower than kayak hull) hoping to elimate water splash up problem.
I have my anchor sytem, trolley, paddle holder, etc sorted”

Here are photos of his motor mount.


“The outboard bracket – made from 5mm ALI plate and hollow box section – weight approx 3kg.”


He has done some interesting things at the other end of his Wavewalk as well.


“The front bar is 1” stainless with an eye bolt in the middle. It goes between the 2 “scotties” side holes. It is my anchor rope holder.  It work really well in strong current and much better than kayak anchor trolley”

” I am still thinking of the best way to mount a fish finder and will flip the pictures when I have them”


Summer is almost here

We are well on the way to a Summer which we all hope will be considerably better than last year with it’s endless strong North Westerlies.

We have had much greater interest in the Wavewalk W500 this year and have had several sales over the winter. I have done quite a few demos at the Hamilton lake, and one in Whangamata in deepest winter where we were able to demonstrate how you can launch the W500 in the sea while wearing jeans and sneakers and stay dry!

My most common “accessories” enquiries have been for wheels and outboard brackets which we don’t stock, but we are looking into having them available.

We are quite happy to fit rod holders and other components supplied by our clients, except for depth-sounder/fish finders. We don’t have enough knowledge to venture into electronics.

Please feel free to call us and organise a demonstration.

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