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Can You Go Kayaking After Getting Inked (Tattoo)

Kayaking can definitely be a fun activity as long as you are in good health and adhere to the safety norms. It is not only about your physical fitness level or any health conditions that you should take into account. You may or may not be suitable for kayaking after getting a tattoo done. While …...

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How windy is too windy for Kayaking?

Kayaking can be a great way to bust the stress and spend some time away from the chaotic urban life. However, you also need to think of the weather conditions before venturing into a lake or river for enjoying kayaking. In particular, you have to assess the wind speed and learn about an upcoming storm …...

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Why You Should Bring Your Phone While Kayaking

I’m not the type of person who likes to be out of contact for any length of time. I can’t stand being without my phone, so when kayaking, it’s easy to see why I would want my cell phone with me. You never know what might happen and you’ll need that lifeline if something does …...

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Kayak Safety Checklist

We all like to catch fish but without a doubt the most important part of yak fishing is returning safely from your outings. I must preface this write-up with a disclaimer – I am not a safety expert. I continue to learn from my own miscues and from the guidance of others on the water, …...

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Choosing a Fishing Kayak

The seemingly simple question can be an overwhelming one. With popular fishing kayaks ranging from 9 – 16 feet or more, some geared towards smaller paddlers, others intended for plus sizes, and more than one claiming to be the best, it can be extremely confusing. Add into the picture, sales people that have never even …...

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Power Back Pain and Kayaking

Last year alone I saw several patients with lower back pain associated with kayaking, especially during the summer months. They ranged in age from 20-66 and included both men and women. With its increasing popularity, kayak fishing is performed almost year round and at all times of the day and even night. Three things inherent …...

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Shoulder Pain and Kayak Fishing

Kayakfishing, although fun, is associated with its share of injuries, usually those of a chronic nature. The word ‘chronic’ essentially pertains to longstanding pain due to a prior injury, repetitive motion, and/or overuse. Although acute injuries do occur, they are often due to trauma and consist of cuts, abrasions, sprains and...

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Kayaking: 16 Tips for a Successful Trip

A kayaking trip does not have to be a disaster. With these 11 tips, you can have an enjoyable and memorable experience.  Kayaking: Tips for a Successful Trip Know the weather forecast If you are going to have a kayaking trip outside, make sure that you check the weather forecast before hand. If it is …...

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Kayaking and Dehydration

What is the best way to stay hydrated while out kayaking? It’s not as simple as you would think! Here are some tips on how to keep yourself hydrated and prevent dehydration. Dehydration occurs when you don’t replace fluids and electrolytes properly. It can happen to even the most seasoned adventurers if they are not …...

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