3 Tips For Kayaking Beginners

If you ‘ve never been in a boat, the idea of putting yourself in a tiny boat that you must
steer and paddle with your arms might seem like a daunting endeavor, but with a small
amount of research, you could find yourself taking off to go on a kayaking vacation in no
time. People everywhere have begun to see the value of kayaking, but how do you get
into it? This article will be sharing a few tips for kayaking beginners.

1- Learn How to Kayak

The first things you should always learn when it comes to outdoor activities like this
should be your basic technique, and your safety precautions. It would be a good idea to
find an instructor that is very experiences and also certified by the American Canoe
Association to teach professionally. This will cut out some of the time it may take to
learn on your own, and with a teacher, they will set you on a path that helps you to
avoid getting bad habits that can impair your progress. Be sure to be realistic about your
goals. Start off in a calmer area and avoid rapids when you are starting out.

2- Safety

Safety is one of the most import pieces of the skill set you need to kayak. There are a
number of tools you need such as a life vest, and in this case, you will want to get a life
vest that is specifically designed for kayaking. These special life vests allow for a wider
range of motion so that you can sit properly in the kayak and paddle without being

When you are in faster moving or rocky waters you should always wear a helmet to
avoid exposing yourself to a possible head injury. Dry bags are more recommended than spray skirts because spray skirts can trap you underwater if the kayak were to capsize of turn over.

3- Learning to Paddle

Learning to paddle is crucial because each stroke controls the power and direction of
the kayak.

In a nutshell, even though strength is a good thing to have, technique is the most important part of
using a kayak, and nearly anyone can learn how to paddle with some focused effort.
When you decided to purchase a paddle, be sure that the one you select is better
quality so that you get something that will serve you well. A Nicer paddle will be lighter
and easier to use because the materials will be high quality.

See you soon,


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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Great Tips Ludmilla, thanks for sharing this!
    This reminds me of an incredible kayaking journey on ‘River Mahaweli’ I took on the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka. We kayaked in the day and camped in the river bank in the night and it was undoubtedly a little piece of heaven on earth.
    I didn’t forget to log it under my travel memoirs in here >>

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    1. You’re welcome ☺️! You had an incredible experience that day. Thank you for sharing with me 😊.

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      1. It was a self reflection after stumbling in to your post Ludmila. So it’s my pleasure to have shared my experience with you.

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      2. Anne-Vasthi Louissaint says:

        Great @desilvasachitha!


    2. Anne-Vasthi Louissaint says:

      It´s so good to know about your Kayaking experience @desilvasachitha! In fact, kayaking is the coolest summer sport in Europe!

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  2. That’s sounds a great adventure and sure i will take care of this learning experience. Glad to have place near me for this kayaking adventure. I would like to share my kayaking experience asap to my upcoming blog. Thanks for sharing dear ☺️

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    1. Can’t wait to read everything. I hope to receive your notifications very soon ☺️😉

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    2. Anne-Vasthi Louissaint says:

      You are welcome @Amol Sonawane!

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