Tim's Note: the Ruahine Spook is a nice addition to our fleet. It fits into the 'Beginner plus' category which means it's a relatively stable kayak while still retaining some speed. Customers who are wanting a kayak that they will grow into, or perhaps more experienced paddlers who are looking for something relaxing, will really enjoy this kayak.

Ruahine Spook

The Spook is a "beginner plus" level multisport kayak for the lighter person. It's the boat for the entry level paddler that has some experience but still requires stability. This makes it a great option for those athletes that have time to commit to their training and want a kayak that will grow with them - ideal if you plan to step from 2-day Coast to 1-day Coast.

Features include an easy entry cockpit, a a high thigh deflector to deflect waves away, and narrow 'catch area' allowing you to get your paddle in nice and close for a more efficient paddle catch.


Fiberglass $4349 Composite $4649

Ability Level

Beginner +

Paddler Size

50-75kg and up to 6' tall





Order this kayak...

To order this kayak or to find out more please contact me today. If you prefer to use the phone, call or text me on 027 668 9904. I'm often out paddling so I'll get back to you as soon as I hit dry land.

Demo Boat

We have a demo boat available in Tauranga for you to test out. To arrange a time to go for a paddle, please contact Tim on 027 6689904.

Coast To Coast Package

Ruahine Kayaks is the only supplier in NZ that can supply you with the complete coast to coast equipment package

Fibreglass option $5098 or Carbon Kevlar option $5598

All packages include the kayak, our Tahi wing paddle, PFD, spray deck, helmet, pants, jacket, 2x airbags, and dry bag. Click here to check out the items.

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 – 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.