Although kayaks are designed for stability no matter the conditions, accidents happen and knowing what to do can help you avoid an unpleasant experience. Preparedness and technique are key components to controlling a sometimes scary situation.
Being out on the water for a relaxing paddle in your kayak is certainly a feeling like no other. The calm that comes over us. The feeling of being connected with nature. The escape from the daily grind…. It’s all there!. But like most sports, kayaking does carry some risk. Here's some tips on being a more prepared kayaker.
When it comes to being on the water, having the right kayak paddle can be the difference between a beautiful afternoon or a grueling chore. But how do you know which paddle is the best for you? Let's dive in and take a look.
When it comes to being outdoors and enjoying life, the mid-Atlantic region has it all! Centered between the more tropical southeastern states and the cooler, more varied seasons of the north, this area offers dozens of excellent paddling sites for all skill levels.
OK, so you’ve got your kayak, your sleeping bag, a tent and some bug spray. And you’re looking to go camping along a river for a couple of days. The key? Pack light and take only what you truly need. Remember that every ounce you pack is weight you’ll be moving as you paddle. Plan to conserve energy where and how you can.
Fur babies, in general, make some of the best companions on any adventure. If you own a dog, though, and you both love to kayak? Heaven on earth! Just you and your pooch, riding the waves and absorbing the joy of being in Nature makes everything ok.
Finally! Blues skies and warmer water everywhere! This is the season we’ve all been waiting for. If you haven’t done so yet, now is the time to plan some trips and get that ‘yak on the water!
Do you remember how old you were when you realized that even a little planning goes a long way toward saving time, hassle, and expense in just about any situation? My father always told me that’s what they call being smart. Organizing a kayaking adventure is no different.
Congratulations! You’ve taken your first step into an amazing, growing community of folks who know how to have fun while connecting with wild places outdoors, socializing safely, and getting great exercise.
The number of people who own a recreational kayak since the pandemic began is now about twice what it was before – and climbing.