W Kayaking a Breeze Even For Kids

There’s no doubt us kids and teens love the W Fishing Kayak– whether we go in it with a parent, a grandparent, a friend, a sibling, or just solo – it’s always a lot of fun!
Kids can easily go in a W Kayak not only in tandem but sometimes in a crew of three, even if one of those three is an adult- but sometimes its better to chill and paddle without adults watching over your back and fretting 🙂

Boy and Girl Stand Up Kayaking

Stand up kayaking is especially fun, and as easy as pie too, not just because the W Kayak is  the world’s most stable kayak, but also due to the fact that it’s quite narrow (28.5″), which makes it easier for kids, who have shorter arms than adults, to paddle with ease.


Tracking has always been a problem for kids trying to paddle traditional kayaks, but in the W Kayak it’s a breeze, the boat goes straight as an arrow even for inexperienced younger users.

Kid showing a fish he caught while fishing together with his grandfather in his kayakThe combined super stability, easy tracking, and maneuverability of the W Kayak makes it perfect for kids and teens who might want to do tricks or be more adventurous than their older counterparts- fun and safety go hand in hand with this ergonomically superior craft. Fishing, surfing, jumping, tricking, and just paddling around are all easy and entertaining in the W Kayak for even the younger members of the kayaking community.

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Tricking and Chilling on the Charles River

Found some more pictures of my brother and I [age 9 and 12] paddling the W Fishing Kayak on the Charles River, which was just minutes away from our old home in Newton, MA. This was one of our last trips in the W300 model before it was replaced with the new W500 series, and we made the most of it. My brother went crazy with jumps and tricks, admittedly trying [and ultimately failing] to capsize the boat we had been told by our dad was ‘un-flippable’ for years. We both practiced our stand up kayaking too as per usual.

kid jumping in fishing kayak  kid jumping in fishing kayak

After tiring ourselves out we decided to chill and just paddle around idly, relaxing and dipping our feet in the relaxing [albeit dirty] water.

kid paddling standing in fishing kayak  kids paddling fishing kayak

My brother and I have been paddling the W Kayak [or ‘W Boat’ as we called it for the first couple years] for just around nine years now, from young kids to teenagers, and it’s never failed to bring us fun and a healthy dose of adrenaline. The W Kayak is the best kayak out there, for any and every kind of kayaker: angler, tourers, surfers, you name it- and kids are no exception.

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Kids Love the W Kayak

This is an old photo I found today, showing my little bro and I back in the winter of 2003-2004, paddling (sort of) the first W Fishing Kayak (we used to call it the ‘W boat’) together in a small pond near the house we lived in, in West Newton, Massachusetts.


I was eight years old back then, and my brother, who was just five years old, is standing in the front clearly having a blast.

This was the first time our parents let us paddle together without one of them in the boat with us, and we had a ton of fun playing around on our own.

In the years that followed, our dad gave us opportunities to try and paddle traditional kayaks, but we refused because we thought they were  -for lack of a better word- crappy.
Once we tried a family friend’s sit-in kayak, but after just a few minutes we got tired of the discomfort and overall annoyance of the boats and gave up, denouncing traditional kayaks as (quote) ‘sucky’.

Eight years later we still stick by our childish description and it seems our dad agrees too.

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