Ruahine Shadow

The Shadow (formerly made by Wildabout Kayaks) is a beginner level multisport kayak for people of all sizes. With a wide cockpit opening and huge amounts of room inside, this is the perfect first boat for almost everyone. While a 60kg paddle will draw very little water in it, it is still very much at home with a 100kg plus paddler onboard.

Features include an extra wide seat, easy entry cockpit, a high thigh deflector to deflect waves away, and ultra stable hull.

"This is the perfect kayak for anyone who wants to be stable!"


Fiberglass $3299 Composite $3899

Ability Level


Paddler Size

60-115kg and up to 6'5" tall






Fiberglass 15.5kg Composite 13kg

Order this kayak...

To order this kayak or to find out more please contact us today. If you prefer to use the phone, call or text Tim on 027 668 9904.

Coast To Coast Package

Ruahine Kayaks is the only supplier in NZ that can supply you with the complete kayak package

Fibreglass option $4699 or Carbon Kevlar option $5299

All packages include the kayak, our Tahi wing paddle, PFD, spray deck, helmet, pants, jacket, 2x airbags, and dry bag. We can also add on a grade 2 cert if you're able to travel to the Bay of Plenty. Please enquire.

Things You Need To Know...

Ordering - we work on a 3-4 week turnaround. In many cases we will be able to supply before the three weeks is up however, these are a hand-made product so they do take time to produce and we often have multiple orders in the system. we will advise you of an eta at the time of ordering.

Shipping and Pickup- we are based in Mount Maunganui and kayaks can be picked up directly from my workshop. Shipping throughout NZ and the world and will be charged at cost. Please ask for an estimate.

Colours Fiberglass - all fiberglass kayaks come with a white hull. This looks smart and doesn't show up as many scratches caused by rocks. The deck can be either a single, block colour (great if you want to display sponsors logo's) or your choice of two colours that are faded together. Please note that the colours are mixed in with the resin at the time of laying up the kayak so not everything is possible. At the time of ordering we will discuss the options with you and make recommendations if necessary.  

Composite Colours – all of our composite kayaks have an exposed hull (clear gelcoat) to show off the beauty of the fibres. The deck is your choice of colour just like the fiberglass model. We prefer to have this coloured to prevent the sun from heating it up too much but if you wish I can also do the top with a clear coat.