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Three tips for beginners to kayaking

September 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

crystalseas1Written by Crystal Seas

Kayaking is a balance between a person, boat, and paddle. Once you have your first taste of the  intricate dance of strokes, it is almost a guarantee that you will be hooked. For newbies, here are three very important tips:

Dress for the water

As in all sports, Kayaking also has its own sports appropriate clothing. While this clothing can largely depend on the location, always dress for the water temperature and not the weather. If your Kayak tips over for any reason, you will learn how important a tip this is. In terms of clothing , go for layers of quick-dry fabric. Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also highly recommended. Wear sturdy, strap-on sandals or water shoes in terms of footwear.

Select an appropriate boat

Always choose a board that is appropriate for your level of experience. Ask the rental company for which one they recommend given your experience in the water. Most providers will have two or three person kayaks that go from 14 to 17 feet.

Rescue know how

Most rental providers will provide safety and rescue gear like life vests, pumps, and inflatable paddle floats. It is also extremely unlikely for the Kayak to tip over in calm waters. Regardless make sure that basic know-how on how to get back in and help others will be essential.


A kayak trip is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. The next time you want to take an adventure for your vacation, just leave it to the team at Crystal Seas.

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