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wavewalk 500

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Wavewalk
Model:
500
MSRP ($):
1,260.00
Length (ft):
11.5

The "500" series by Wavewalk kayaks has been touted as the world’s most stable fishing kayak. Its twin hulls provide unsurpassed stability, superior tracking in strong wind and the safety and confidence for all anglers new and old to stand up and fish. The 500 series has many variants to fit the causal paddler and hard core kayak angler.

Features:

  • Patented, deep twin hull
  • 66 gallon dry storage space
  • Bow and stern are interchageable
  • Ultra stable
  • Easy to motorize

Specs:

  • Cockpit Width: 29"
  • Hull Width: 8" (x2)
  • Weight: 59 lbs
  • Capacity: 360 lbs

 

User reviews

Average user rating from: 2 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
4.0
Speed 
 
3.5  (2)
Stability 
 
5.0  (2)
Durability 
 
4.5  (2)
Features 
 
3.5  (2)
Value 
 
3.5  (2)
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Over All - This is my 1st experience in this style of Kayak. I have been on other Sit in - or Sit on and found them hard my back and knees. The Sitting design when included with a Padded Seat and Back Rest - has allowed two consecutive days of 5+ Hours of fishing and no issues. It does take some getting used to when starting out but over all I still give it a 8 out 10. THininkg
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Speed 
 
3.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Features 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.0
Allen Thomas Reviewed by Allen Thomas October 15, 2013
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WaveWalk 500

Over All - This is my 1st experience in this style of Kayak. I have been on other Sit in - or Sit on and found them hard my back and knees. The Sitting design when included with a Padded Seat and Back Rest - has allowed two consecutive days of 5+ Hours of fishing and no issues. It does take some getting used to when starting out but over all I still give it a 8 out 10. THininkg

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Easy on the Arms and Back
Cons:
In High Wind - Harder to Maintan drift direction
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We have 3 canoes and this makes the 4th and best kayak we purchased. We have a Slayer 12 and an Angler 160 and go fishing in creeks and lakes about 3 times a week. The Angler causes my legs and feet to fall asleep after an hour or so, the seat in the Slayer is wonderful but it paddles like a barge. I found the WaveWalk and was impressed with the innovative technology. It is faster than my other kayaks and I sit up higher and can move my legs around to different positions. Since I weigh 290 lbs I find it impossible to stand in my other kayaks but was able to stand easily in the WaveWalk. Getting in and out of the kayak is very easy rather than a challenge. edit: Longer term comments.. I have paddled the W 500 about 40 miles in the last month, I like the way it paddles. Fishing is another story, locating my weight so high causes the boat to be less stable than I want for fishing. Also the boat draws nearly 8" with my weight so shallow creeks are out. I think this boat would be perfect if I could just lose another 50 lbs.
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Ernest Balch Reviewed by Ernest Balch June 30, 2013
Last updated: August 02, 2013
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WaveWalk 500 purchase

We have 3 canoes and this makes the 4th and best kayak we purchased. We have a Slayer 12 and an Angler 160 and go fishing in creeks and lakes about 3 times a week. The Angler causes my legs and feet to fall asleep after an hour or so, the seat in the Slayer is wonderful but it paddles like a barge. I found the WaveWalk and was impressed with the innovative technology. It is faster than my other kayaks and I sit up higher and can move my legs around to different positions. Since I weigh 290 lbs I find it impossible to stand in my other kayaks but was able to stand easily in the WaveWalk. Getting in and out of the kayak is very easy rather than a challenge. edit: Longer term comments.. I have paddled the W 500 about 40 miles in the last month, I like the way it paddles. Fishing is another story, locating my weight so high causes the boat to be less stable than I want for fishing. Also the boat draws nearly 8" with my weight so shallow creeks are out. I think this boat would be perfect if I could just lose another 50 lbs.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
speed, stability and easy to get in and out of , able to sit and stand up high for fishing.
Cons:
Have to purchase 9' long paddle
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