The Benefits of Joining a Kayak or Paddling Club

Group of kayakersKayaking is a fun way to spend some time on the water and can be even more fun when enjoyed with other enthusiasts. Not only is the company on the water a plus, but it gives you the opportunity to learn tips and tricks from other kayakers. You can easily find clubs to join online via forums and Facebook groups.

Safety
The buddy system is always important while engaged with any water sport, so kayaking with a group is just safer than being alone. Anything can happen while on the water, even getting yourself stranded by going too far out in the water. Because of being with a group of other kayakers, you can opt to push yourself a little further than you may usually because you will have others to help you out if needed.

Community
It’s more fun to do something you love with other people who love the same thing. Being part of a paddling club is almost like being part of your own community. It’s a great way to meet new people, build friendships and discover new techniques.

Education
Kayaking with other people who have a variety of experience is a great way to learn a lot of new things. Someone may have a tip about holding the paddle differently to gain speed, while you may be able to help someone have better balance. Some groups with more advanced kayakers may require you to be at a certain level based on their excursions. This could be fully tipping your boat and then flipping it back over without leaving the boat (they require this for safety reasons). Working with a group like this is a great opportunity to expand your abilities and learn new things that advance your experience.

Motivation
Having a group of people rely on you can be a great motivator. When you choose to kayak alone, you can go at your own speed, or opt to just not go at all. When you have a group relying on you to show up, you are expected at a certain time, and to be able to keep up with the group. Sometimes this means pushing yourself and this can turn into a great workout.

Exploration
The great thing about joining a kayaking group is all of the new places you will be introduced to on your outings. A lot of people will have different knowledge about different paddling spots which can turn into a great inventory of knowledge for you. You may even learn new spots or attractions at places you have been kayaking for years. Someone may know of a small island, or a nice sandy beach that is great for a rest. Others may know where to go to see wildlife and great views.

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