Wavesport Recon 83

NZ $1,300.00
incl GST


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. 


  • Length:

    251 cm / 8' 3"

  • Width:

    67 cm / 26.5"

  • Cockpit:

    86 x 49 cm / 34" x 19.25"

  • Paddler Weight:

    64 - 91 kg / 140 - 200 lbs.

  • Volume:

    314 L / 83 gal

  • Deck Height:

    39 cm / 15.25"

  • Boat Weight:

    22 kg / 49 lbs.


  • CORE WhiteOut Outfitting
  • CORE Creek Seat – Roto Moulded Tank Style
  • Safety Step-Out Wall – with Easy-Grip Handle
  • CORE Ratchet Leg Lifter Control
  • Ratchet Adjustable Backband
  • Multi-part Adjustable Thigh Braces – with Removable Outer Thigh Hook
  • Multi-Adjustable WhiteOut Hip Pads
  • Bulkhead Foot Brace System – with Foam Padding
  • Security Grab Points
  • Soft Grip Grab Handles
  • Includes – Optional Seat Booster Pad
Please note: as this is a second hand sale item, normal website generated freight options do not apply, freight charges will be from the originating store, please contact us to confirm freight charges.

Located at Canoe and Kayak Taranaki, 468 St. Aubyn Street, Moturoa, New Plymouth
ph: 06 7512340, email: taranaki@canoeandkayak.co.nz
Wavesport Recon 83
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