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Essential Equipment for Beginner Kayakers

kayaker with lifejacket & paddleStarting a new sport or hobby can be an exciting adventure, but also confusing a one if you are truly are a beginner. Many first-time kayakers wonder exactly what equipment and accessories they will need. Here we’ve put together a list of essential gear every kayaker should have.

Essential Kayaking Equipment

Before you hit the water, this is a list of must have kayaking accessories and gear to make sure you stay safe on your trip on the water.

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Cold Water Safety Tips: How to Survive an Icy Dip

Kayak enthusiasts know that this water sport provides a great workout for the entire body and mind. Not only does kayaking provide a great workout, but it gets you outdoors and spending time outside under the sun.

Many passionate fitness lovers are incorporating kayaking into their exercise routine for its benefits. While you may enjoy kayaking simply for the adventure and ability to experience life on the water, you’re still getting a great benefit.

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Kayaking in Cold Weather

Why would anyone want to kayak in colder weather?! For the hardy folks, fall or winter kayaking can lead to incredible views, less crowded areas, and an experience like no other. If you’re not afraid to paddle in minus a few degrees, you might find you truly enjoy cold weather kayaking.

Before heading out, make sure you dress properly for the lower temperatures and double-check any weather updates before you go. Beyond that, we share our best tips to prepare and enjoy cold kayaking. Learn the top tips for cold water paddling for a safe and enjoyable experience that you’ll want to share with everyone.

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Kayaking Tips for Beginners

Nothing beats the feeling of gliding across the water in your kayak. If you’ve never kayaked before, you’re in for a great time. Lots of first-time kayakers become hooked and can’t wait to get back on the water.If you’re reading this before you kayak for the first time, this will help you prepare for your first trip.

If you’ve kayaked a couple of times but still consider yourself a beginner, then these tips will help you become a better kayaker and feel more comfortable on the water.

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6 Kayak Safety Tips

Kayaking is one of the best ways to experience and sightsee a destination. You get to enjoy the beautiful view around you while being up close with the water. Many avid kayakers have experienced incredible close-ups of wildlife and can see a diverse landscape or geographic formation in a way unlike any other.

However, all avid kayakers know the importance of kayak safety. With any outdoor activity, you need to aware of your surroundings and prepared for anything to happen with the hope that it never does!

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