The Wave Sport Recon in Raspberry is for the intermediate or advanced creeker who knows what they want and how to get it. If you intend on getting downstream as safely as possible, whilst still performing to the highest levels of creeking and Class IV & V+ rapids, this is the vessel for you as used by Steve Backshall in his latest programme Expedition in Bhutan on channel Dave.
Reconnaissance is the military term for exploring beyond the area occupied by friendly forces. While the creeks may call out to us, the forces of the river don’t always welcome our exploration. Performing at the highest levels of creeking and class IV-V+ boating, the Recon handles creeks and rivers efficiently, confidently and safely, with boofability worthy of a new term. Helping boaters make limit pushing a way of life – the Recon Series.
The Recon will get paddlers down river safely while performing at the highest levels of creeking and class IV-V+ boating, enhancing a paddler's confidence and skill sets in the process to make boundary pushing safer than ever before.
The continuous rocker profile combined with the unique distribution of volume makes this design very fast and easy to boof. The unique volume in the bow and its pronounced, upswept shape make the Recon resurface and unload water quickly when blasting through holes, while the domed stern deck minimises back-ending in holes and drops. The location of the full stern chine combined with the generous side wall flare provides superb secondary stability and substantial control when carving, ferrying, or tracking. The Recon is also equipped with seven points of rescue and strategically placed soft grip handles for greater accessibility. The Recon was designed for intermediate and advanced paddlers who want best-in-class performance and maximum safety features while enjoying both multi-day river trips and tackling class IV & V+ rapids.
The CORE Creek Seat provides the ultimate level of safety whilst maximising on comfort and fit. Intuitive controls allow 7.5cm of fore and aft seat adjustment - allowing you to tune your position for that perfect balance on the river. The rotomoulded tank style creek seat is stiff and durable and incorporates our step-out pillar with easy-grip handle - for easy carrying and efficiency in the step-out motion.
Outfitting comprises of the CORE Leg Lifter - providing 7.5cm of elevation, allowing for more efficient energy transfer from the paddler to the kayak. Multi-part CORE Thigh Braces with removable outer hooks offer unparalleled levels of fit and adjustment, with hip pads and a booster seat pad completing the outfitting package - all covered in our stylish, marine vinyl white pads.
If you want the ultimate level of outfitting and safety, then you have found it in CORE WhiteOut.
This Product is made in the UK
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Our standard charge is £4.95 for a total order of £49.99 or under.
Standard shipping is free for a total order of £50 or more to most of mainland UK. Once you have entered your delivery address then upgrades may be available.
There may be further charges depending on the size/weight of the order or the delivery address.
Plastic canoes are delivered on our own transport or by third party carrier.
T-Formex and composite canoes are only transported on our own transport. Delivery times may be longer and we suggest that you call us on 01454 261058 to discuss delivery options.
There are no further charges for delivery to most postcodes in mainland UK. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and islands (including Isle of Wight) may incur further charges. Please call us
A shipping charge of £15 to £20 will be applied to all small orders from outside the UK.
Boats and paddles may cost extra. Please contact us for a quote.
We are not able to deliver canoes and kayaks exceeding 3m outside the UK.
VAT is not charged on orders that originate outside the EU for delivery outside the EU.
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3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
*PLEASE NOTE - YOU MUST POSSESS A VAILD SALES RECEIPT OF PURCHASE FOR A WARRANTY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PROCESSING.
For the original retail purchaser (“Consumer”), Wave Sport kayaks by Gaybo Limited are warranted against material or manufacturing defects in the hull and deck for three (3) years from date of original purchase of the kayak. Parts, accessories, and outfitting are warranted for a period of one (1) year against material or manufacturing defects from the date of purchase.
The following schedule details coverage levels during the term:
During the first year of ownership: this warranty covers repair or replacement of the hull and deck, outfitting, and all parts and accessories free of charge.
During the second year of ownership: this warranty covers repair or replacement of the hull and deck up to 80% of the original retail price.
During the third year of ownership: this warranty covers repair or replacement of the hull and deck up to 60% of the original retail price.
This limited warranty is only valid with the purchase of a Wave Sport kayak from a Wave Sport authorised dealer. This warranty is non-transferable.
Thank you for choosing to purchase a Wave Sport kayak. To activate this limited warranty you must complete the online warranty registration form within 30 days of original purchase. Please retain your original purchase receipt for presentation in the unlikely event of a warranty claim and contact your dealer or an authorised distributor should a claim be necessary.
If you have a problem with your kayak and you suspect that it may be due to defective materials or workmanship, contact the nearest authorised Wave Sport kayak dealer and arrange to have the problem inspected. Consumer is responsible for delivery to, and pickup from, the closest authorised dealer.
If the authorised Wave Sport dealer's inspection indicates a defect that is attributable to materials or workmanship, Gaybo Limited will repair or replace your Wave Sport kayak at the company's option, based on the time of ownership corresponding to the warranty coverage schedule detailed above. For a covered warranty repair or replacement, the Consumer will be responsible for paying the applicable percentage of the original retail price, as detailed in the warranty coverage schedule detailed above, as well as all shipping and handling fees. Proof of purchase such as a sales receipt may be required. If repairs or evaluation are required by Wave Sport at its manufacturing facility, the Consumer will be responsible for all shipping and handling fees.
If service is required in a country that is not the country of purchase, Consumer will comply with all applicable export laws and regulations and be responsible for all customs duties, value add tax (VAT), and other associated taxes and charges. For international service, the Wave Sport Distributor may repair or exchange defective products and parts with comparable products and parts that comply with local standards.
Gaybo Limited retains the right to satisfy warranty via repair or replacement of products or of components deemed defective. In addition, Wave Sport reserves the right to replace original kayaks or equipment with comparable current products.
This limited warranty does not apply to:
This limited warranty excludes all other warranties, expressed or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with regard to Wave Sport kayaks. Some country, state, or provincial laws do not allow the exclusion of certain implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
This limited warranty excludes any incidental or consequential damages or expenses resulting from any defects. Gaybo Limited's aggregate liability shall be limited to an amount equal to Consumer's original purchase price paid for the defective product. Some country, state, or provincial laws do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
To the extent any limitation or exclusion contained herein is contrary to any country, state, or provincial law, such limitation or exclusion shall be severable and all other terms herein shall remain in full force and effect and are valid and enforceable.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights. For Consumers who are covered by country, state, or provincial consumer protection laws or regulations, the benefits from this warranty are in addition to all rights conveyed by such consumer protection laws and regulations. For Consumers, this warranty is in addition to and does not affect your statutory rights.
The serial number is located near the stern (rear) of the boat, just below the line where the deck and side meet. On most boats it is engraved in an indention on the right side of the boat.
If you have a problem with your kayak that you believe is covered under warranty, contact the nearest authorised Wave Sport dealer. You can find a listing of all dealers on our website. If you have additional questions about your kayak or accessories, please visit our online support pages for resources or to find information on contacting a customer service representative.
Service and Support: +44 (0)1825 765891 Service and support hours are Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm GMT.
All warranties and part orders need to be handled through an authorised dealer, we do not sell direct.