Tim's Note: this kayak is the ultimate in beginner multisport kayaks. It's extremely stable but also has a decent turn of speed, making it perfect for a race like the Coast to Coast. If you're looking for a yak, that you can sit in and master without too many balance issues, then the Ruahine Shadow will be an excellent choice.
The Shadow (formerly made by Wildabout Kayaks) is an entry 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; a 60kg paddler will draw very little water in it and feel extremely safe, and a 100kg plus paddler will appreciate the extra room and stability that is lacking in so many other kayaks.
Features include our famous Ruaversal seat, easy entry cockpit, a high thigh deflector to deflect waves away, and ultra stable hull.
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.