Kayaking is a great way to enjoy the day and get out on the water. Whether you want to explore your local lake or paddle around some rapids, kayaking can give you a new perspective of nature that few other activities can match. But there are even more reasons why kayaking should be at the top of your list for outdoor adventures! Read this blog post from our team here at Kayak Manual for 15 reasons why kayaking is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to have fun exploring their environment in a novel way.
There’s no better way to get a new perspective on the world than kayaking.
Kayakers often go at their own pace, which means you can take in everything around you without feeling like every minute counts.
You’re free to explore and paddle as long or short of a distance as you want – kayaks are ideal for people with busy schedules looking for an outdoor activity that will fit into any amount of time.
There’s no better way to enjoy nature up close! Paddle your kayak through reeds along the shoreline and see how many fish have been hiding out there all this time; keep your eyes peeled when gliding over deeper waters just off-shore because sometimes dolphins love to play in the waves.
It’s a great way to get exercise! Believe it or not, kayaking can be fairly intense – especially if you’re out on the water for an extended period of time. Kayaks are often heavier than they look and maintaining your balance while paddling takes some serious upper body strength.
You’ll get a great workout just from kayaking! Believe it or not, kayaking can be fairly intense – especially if you’re out on the water for an extended period of time. Kayaks are often heavier than they look and maintaining your balance while paddling takes some serious upper body strength.
You don’t need any special skills to kayak! In fact, kayakers usually use their arms and legs for propulsion in tandem with each other so even if one limb is injured, there’s always another option available to keep moving forward.
The view will take your breath away (literally)! On many waterways and coastlines around the world the views extend far into the horizon where you might catch glimpses of whales, dolphins, or seabirds.
Get your sweat on with kayaking! Even if you’re just paddling around in a pond for an hour and not going anywhere far from shore, there’s still plenty of aerobic activity involved to get the heart pumping – especially when you try surfing waves against currents. And while we initially said that kayaks are usually heavier than they look (which is true!), this also makes them sturdy enough to stand up in without tipping over so don’t worry about getting wet!
You’ll be surrounded by natural beauty wherever you go! Whether it’s mountain streams cascading down steep slopes into rivers only accessible via kayak; pristine lakes reflecting crystal – blue skies; or the open ocean with no other humans in sight, kayaks are a great way to explore some of nature’s most beautiful creations.
You’ll have an excuse to buy those nice sunnies you’ve been eyeing! Those UV rays can be merciless sometimes so it’s always good to up your protection game when paddling around on sunny days. And even if they’re not for use while kayaking (which we don’t recommend), these shades will still look and feel pretty darn cool while exploring waterfalls crashing against lush greenery below…
It’s one of the best ways to get away from stress and just relax! Whether you go out solo for a few hours at sunset or bring friends along to admire the natural beauty of the kayaking experience, this is just what you need.
It’s easy on joints like knees or lower back which means less pain afterwards! The low-impact nature of kayaking means anyone from hikers who want a change in pace to athletes recovering post-game with soreness where they don’t want more strain on the body.
It’s a perfect way to get away from it all – kayaking is one of those activities that allows you to be completely in the moment with what you’re doing, surrounded by nature and silence if desired. The fact that there are no cell phone service or emails out there means not having an immediate distraction when we need time for ourselves!
Arthur G. Moore is a veteran paddler. He has over 10 years of whitewater kayaking experience in his kitty. When he was young, he used to love kayaking in rapid III and rapid IV but as time went on, he decided to concentrate mainly on covering long distances on a standard touring kayak. He is currently working as a senior editor for Kayak Manual.