This past weekend Arizona kayak enthusiast and W Kayak distributor, Avery Sellards ventured into the water for the first time with his new W Fishing Kayak. However, he didn’t go alone. His wife, teenage son, daughter, and young grandson all came along to join in on the fun. Avery’s son had no problem mastering the new boat, within just a few minutes he was “standing up looking like a pro.” All of the younger Sellards were enthralled by the W Kayak, asking “where are we going next weekend?” Suffice to say, both young and old had a great time, and the pictures from the excursion speak for themselves.
Back in July we featured an article about Jesse and his kids going out kayaking in the W fishing kayak and having an awesome time. Needless to say, they went out again, this time in their new home state of North Carolina, and Jesse made a cool video of their trip.
While the whole video is pretty amazing, we skipped to the good part where Jesse’s adorable son and daughter climb in and go out fishing with their dad. You can just tell by the grin on Jesse’s son’s face that he’s having a blast.
Clint, a lover of the W Kayak from Missouri, managed to car-top a Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak on an ATV, a novel idea for sure. In between paddling sessions, he snagged this cool pic of his son kicking back in the DIY contraption-
When the average teen thinks of kayaking and kayak fishing we all picture the same thing- either crazy people risking life and limb paddling through rapids and waterfalls or more predominantly a bunch of boring middle aged people sitting around in their kayaks cruising slowly down rivers and streams…
However, a new kayak on the market seeks to change all that. The W Fishing Kayak, a super stable craft, brings a whole new dimension to kayaking that’s finally bringing a spark of fun to kayaking and kayak fishing. The reason this kayak is so much more fun than your parents’ traditional Sit-on-Top [SOT] kayaks and Sit-in kayaks [SIK] is because it allows the user to paddle standing up- an unheard of feature in these old school crafts.
“But what about Stand Up Paddle [SUP] boards?” you ask. Don’t they allow you to paddle standing up too? Although these trendy new-age surfboards do technically let you paddle standing up, they are a minefield of problems and hassle.
Stand up paddling on SUP boards can be fun… until you wipe out headfirst from even the smallest of waves and the slightest wind. After just a few minutes trying to use these contraptions, which are the epitome of instability, anyone except the most experienced surfer will find themselves bruised, exasperated, and soaked.
The W Kayak solves the problem of stable stand up kayaking handily- the dual hull design makes it possible for even the clumsiest person to do anything they want standing up: paddling, surfing, fishing; it’s all a no-brainer. This opens up endless possibilities for hours of fun on the water, and the ability to stand up and do tricks at whim is sure to excite any kid or teen who’s tired of the confinement of traditional kayaks.
This kid, just 12 years old, shows off his skills while at the same time demonstrating the incredible stability of the W Kayak. Stand up kayaking is no longer a fantasy… it’s a reality and a reservoir of potential fun just waiting to be explored by young kayakers.
If you had any doubt about the stability of the W Fishing Kayak… let this video serve as a demonstration of how truly awesome this boat is:
With traditional kayaks, seal launching is typically done from a height of just a few feet, because going too far will more than likely assure a capsize. Also, kids and teens, i.e. inexperienced kayakers, are discouraged from attempting to seal launch due to the propensity for capsize and injury that this technique has. In the W Kayak, even a nine year old kid is able to not only seal launch successfully over and over, but from a height of several yards up a steep slope. Although this isn’t necessarily recommended to the average W Kayaker, it’s clear that this intrepid kid is having the time of his life 🙂