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Closer Look At Kayaking Paddles

Kayaking Paddle works hand in hand with your Kayak. It is your main means to maneuver the boat. There are different kinds of Paddles which vary in shape, size, and material/s they are made of. In this section, take a closer look at what it is about a Kayaking Paddle that you should be aware of. …...

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Kayaking Safety Guidelines

Kayaking is indeed an activity filled with fun and excitement. Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will surely enjoy doing it. But let’s not forget that there can be risks involved and injuries associated with this activity. Ensure safety at all times to make any trip an enjoyable one. In this section, get familiar with several...

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How to Choose an Inflatable Kayak Paddle

You have given a lot of thought to getting the right inflatable kayak. Paddles are also important gear to shop for and the decision of what to buy is a relatively easy one to make. If you are renting an inflatable kayak, you won’t have much choice of a paddle since most any paddle they …...

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Sea Kayaking Guide for Beginners

When going out into the sea, kayakers are subjected to changes in tides and currents, as well as to the powers of wind and wave. Sea kayakers should therefore understand how these indispensable sea features work. Moreover, Sea Kayaking requires careful navigation and chart positioning. Knowing how to use the essential pieces of...

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Warming Up for Kayaking

After preparing your set of Kayaking Gear, you need to make sure that your body is fit enough for the kind of activity that you will be doing. Warming up is essential to prepare your body for strenuous activities and to minimize the risk of injury. Establish a routine that you can follow and make a …...

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Capsize Drill (How to Get back in Kayak after flipping)

One of the important things to understand in Kayaking is the fact that the boat may turn over due to different factors. With this in mind, it is only imperative to learn the skill of getting out of a capsized Kayak. Know how to free yourself from the boat and get used to moving underwater as you escape …...

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Backward Paddling Stroke

If you need to learn the Forward Paddling Stroke to move the Kayak forward, it makes sense that you also need to know the Backward Paddling Stroke that will enable you to move backward when necessary, for instance, you will run into something or someone. Though this may be more difficult to get used to than the...

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Sculling Draw Stroke in Kayaking

The Sculling Draw Stroke is another technique that you can do if you want to move sideways. This is similar to the Draw Stroke, only this time, you need to place your Kayaking Paddle blade closer to the Kayak, and push and pull the blade to move the boat sideways. It is especially useful when moving laterally in...

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Draw Stroke in Kayaking

Now that you’ve learned the techniques to move forward and backward, as well as to turn 180 degrees, you will now learn how to move your Kayak sideways in a controlled manner. This is called the Draw Stroke. Just like the other techniques, you need to know how to do this stroke properly as this is one …...

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