Fun Activities To Do With Your Kayak

Fun Activities To Do With You Kayak

Guide


For those that have a passion for water sports, there isn’t much better than getting out paddling on a canoe or kayak. With a host of different activities available to be enjoyed whether you are using a river kayak, sit on top kayak, or an inflatable kayak, there is almost no end to the amount of fun you can have out on the water.


For those that have a passion for water sports, there isn’t much better than getting out paddling on a canoe or kayak. With a host of different activities available to be enjoyed whether you are using a river kayak, sit on top kayak, or an inflatable kayak, there is almost no end to the amount of fun you can have out on the water.
 
With that in mind, we’ll explore some of the different fun things that you can get up to with a kayak.

Recreational kayaking

Recreational kayaking is the perfect way for people of any age or ability to engage with water sports. Usually taking place in safe, protected areas of water, there are a host of locations around the UK that you can go for a relaxing paddle. No experience is needed to engage in recreational kayaking, and it is a perfect activity for the whole family.

Recreational kayaks are typically quite wide and stable, designed with fun in mind. Whilst possessing specialist canoe and kayak clothing is always handy and sometimes can be a necessity. If you fancy trying something new on your next paddle, think of hiring an inflatable or sit on kayak for a different experience out on the water or better yet, buy your very own and make it your very own pride and joy.
 

Whitewater Kayaking

For those who fancy more of a thrill, whitewater kayaking or canoeing can be one of the most exhilarating ways to engage with water sports. Taking place in rivers, streams, or creeks where whitewater rapids are present, paddlers are guaranteed to get one of the most thrilling experiences of their life.
Whilst going down the rapids can be a whole lot of fun, it can also be quite dangerous. Therefore, whitewater kayaking should not be attempted on your own, and it is important to make sure that you have the right kayak and canoe clothing and safety gear. Whitewater kayaking can also require specialist vessels, so it is important to do your research and check you have one fit for the task.
Moreover, it is essential to ensure that you have the appropriate experience required for the rapids you desire to kayak down. The whitewater classification scheme helps to provide kayakers with the relevant information on the difficulty of different rapids, enabling you to pick the one most suited to your abilities.
 

Surf Kayaking

Surf kayaking naturally takes place on the ocean; paddlers take part in the same process as surfers, only sitting in a kayak or canoe as opposed to using a surfboard. As with the other forms of kayaking we’ve mentioned, surf kayaking can be an extremely fun and thrilling way to engage with water sports. It is important to keep safety in mind at all times, and thus having a reasonable degree of experience on the water is a must for anyone thinking of trying out surf kayaking.

Sea Kayaking

Similarly to surf kayaking, sea kayaking takes place out on the ocean, only in this variety, you paddle out into the sea rather than surf the waves in towards the shore. Sea kayaks are slightly different to their river counterparts, possessing two sealed bulkheads, one each at the bow and the stern of the vessel. These compartments allow you to store all the necessary canoe and kayak accessories and gear that you may need on your excursion.
It is essential to ensure that you have the relevant experience to be paddling out on the waves. Make sure that you have practised exiting and re-entering your kayak in calmer waters so you are not overwhelmed when out on the sea. Moreover, having a thorough understanding of navigation is important, and ensuring that you have a high-end compass is essential.
 

Sport Kayaking

There are plenty of ways that you can combine kayaking with various other sports. One of the most obvious ways is race kayaking; it can be a lot of fun to engage in competitive racing against other kayakers.
Kayaking can also be combined with fishing, scuba diving, and more. There are a host of canoe and kayak accessories that help to facilitate taking part in other sports; for example, fishing kayaks have rod holders attached to them to ensure easier fishing and less chance of a lost rod.

Kayaking Fishing

Kayak fishing is an extremely popular alternative to catching fish from the shore or boats and kayaks are much cheaper than traditional boats. Kayaks allow anglers access in remote waters especially those of which are under-fished. This popular activity requires in-depth training and guidance as you a very close to the water, less stable and at the mercy of the wind and water current.
Kayak fishing requires you to learn the following techniques, learn how to cast with one hand – including paddling with one hand. Using your feet in some shape or form, the ability to cast to steer, not being afraid to anchor or hug the shoreline.
 


To learn more about how you can prepare yourself for a kayaking trip, contact us today and we can advise on the best suitable clothing and accessories for you.
 
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