Knowledge & Know-How

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How To Plan A Kayak Camping Trip – Planning, Packing And Gear Tips!

The combination of kayaking and camping unlocks a paddling adventure like no other – imagine waking up to misty mornings on secluded shores after nights under the stars! But pulling off the perfect kayak camping trip requires thoughtful prep work. Learn how to plan a hassle-free, fun camping getaway with pro tips on packing gear, route planning, campsite selection, weather watch, and more!

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Sit-On-Top Vs. Sit-In Kayak: Which Is The Better Kayak Type For You?

Kayaks are categorized in many ways, but the first – and most important – is based on hull style. It’s also the one that sparked the age-old debate in the paddling community: Which is better, sit-on-tops or sit-ins? Both sides have some valid arguments – and, in a way, both sides are right. You see, the question isn’t which type is inherently better. Instead, which one’s better for you.

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Do Sharks Attack Kayaks: Attack Statistics, Managing Encounters & Safety Precautions

Paddling over deep ocean waters, I’ll admit those Jaws scenes sometimes creep into my mind. Spotting a dorsal fin my heart skips a beat. While shark attacks on kayaks are extremely rare, understanding statistics, encounters, and best safety precautions puts my mind at ease. After researching expert insights on shark behaviour, I’m sharing practical tips to safely enjoy ocean kayaking, even where great whites roam!

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Learn How to Kayak For Beginners – Everything You Need to Know

Ready to try kayaking but don’t know where to start? This guide is your ticket to mastering the basics with confidence on your very first time on the water! Learn how to pick the right starter kayak, perfect your paddling technique, understand safety essentials, and grasp key terminology to look and sound like a pro. Paddling is easier than you think – become a kayaking whiz now!

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How Many Calories Does Paddle Boarding Burn?

Paddle boarding’s growing popularity comes not just from its fun factor – it also provides an incredible full body workout! But exactly how many calories can you burn paddle boarding? We break down paddle boarding’s calorie burn potential by your weight, paddle boarding type, pace, and session duration. You’ll learn how to maximize fat burning during every paddle for accelerated results!

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How To Get In And Out Of A Kayak Safely And Smoothly

As a kayaking instructor, I have witnessed countless chaotic attempts to enter and exit a kayak. It can be an intimidating experience for beginners and even challenging for experienced paddlers. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of getting in and out of your kayak with confidence, ensuring that you maintain stability and balance through proper positioning and weight transfer.

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What is a Float Plan? Why Do You Need One? What Information Should Be Included?

Have you ever headed out on the water without telling anyone your plans? Float plans are a critical part of safe boating – imagine becoming stranded or experiencing trouble without a way to call for help. A detailed float plan provides vital information to first responders if an emergency arises. This guide will cover everything you need to know about creating one.

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High Angle vs Low Angle Kayak Paddle: Different Paddling Styles Call For Different Paddles

Do you struggle to keep momentum while paddling your kayak? The wrong paddle can slow you down without realizing it. Learn about differences between high and low angle paddling styles to determine what’s best for you. With the ideal blade shape and angle for how YOU want to paddle, you’ll glide smoothly, powerfully, and fatigue-free every time you hit the water!

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How To Clean and Dry Your Inflatable Kayak Properly

Did you know that improper cleaning and storage can lead to mold, mildew, and damage to your
inflatable kayak and reduce its lifespan? This guide breaks down a foolproof system for post-trip cleaning and drying to keep your inflatable kayak in optimal condition. You’ll learn the right techniques and products to use, common mistakes to avoid, and storage tips to prevent deterioration.

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How To Use A Kayak Cart: Everything You Need To Know 

Ever struggled to lift or drag your heavy kayak from the parking lot to the water without throwing out your back? Avoid injury and damaging your ‘yak with a kayak cart – it makes transporting easy, even over rough terrain. This guide covers must-have features to look for when buying a cart, pro tips for loading and unloading, and how to use the different kayak cart types.

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Two Shores, One Vision: The Exciting Merger Of UKWaterSports.co.uk & WaterSportsWhiz.com

Two leading watersports blogs, one from the UK and one from the US, are joining forces in an exciting transatlantic merger. This groundbreaking partnership brings together decades of experience and unmatched expertise in watersports edication, adventures, news and gear reviews. Learn more about this visionary deal and what it means for watersports enthusiasts on both sides of the pond.

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Are Inflatable Kayaks Good? Weighing Up The Pros And Cons

Inflatable kayaks have exploded in popularity in recent years, promising portability,higher capicty and easy storage compared to hard shell kayaks. But does this convenience come at a cost? We put them to the test, assessing speed, tracking ability, capacity, lifespan, and more to determine if they truly float or sink. Discover the real pros and cons of inflatables!