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Whitewater Kayaking
Do you love the water? Do you like adventure, but are having a hard time finding it? If this sounds like you, you should definitely look into whitewater kayaking.

If you have never gone whitewater kayaking you are missing out on a lot of fun. There are thousands of people all over the world that take part in this activity. All you need is a little bit of know how, the appropriate rapids, and the need for a thrill. But before you get started, you will want to follow some of the guidelines that are listed below.

1. First off, if you are thinking about getting involved with whitewater kayaking, you better like the water. Whitewater kayaking is nothing like riding along in a boat. You will be getting tossed about, and you will have to get used to being soaking wet.

2. Anybody that is thinking about getting into whitewater kayaking has to be very fit. This is true for most forms of kayaking, but even more so when it comes to the whitewater variation. The reason that you are going to need to be fit is because you will be getting thrown around a lot. Remember, the rapids that you are going to be experiencing can be very intense. In addition to this, you will also need to be fit because you may have to paddle yourself out of some very tricky situations. When you are whitewater kayaking you will need to be able to use your paddles to guide yourself successfully. If you are not fit, you will get tired very easily, and eventually wear out.

3. Make sure that before you decide to take up whitewater kayaking that you are looking for a thrill. Whitewater kayaking can be very intense and will be sure to get your heart racing. If you are looking for a peaceful activity, whitewater kayaking is definitely not for you. There is nothing peaceful about taking on intense rapids, while having to keep control of your kayak.

Getting started does not have to be a difficult task. Anybody that is interested in whitewater kayaking can hire a guide to go out with them the first couple of times. In fact, as a general rule of thumb it is always a good idea to pair up with another kayaker anytime you are going to take on the rapids. This is important so that if any trouble should arise, you will not be alone. By hiring a guide, you will be able to learn the tricks of the trade on some of the less intense rapids. This will ensure that you get off to a good start, and build yourself up to the experienced status.

Overall, whitewater kayaking is a great way to experience a thrill. Many people have taken up this activity as a way of getting a rush, as well as also staying fit. If you want to take advantage of this water sport, seek out a guide in your area today.

 Sea Kayaking
Sea kayaking is a great way for anybody to experience the natural beauty of both water and land. There are many people that have found sea kayaking to be beneficial in more ways than one. If you are thinking about taking up sea kayaking you are not alone; this is one of the most popular water activities that people are taking place in.

Sea kayaking is available to people that are on a wide range of skill levels. In other words, just because you are not an expert at sea kayaking does not mean that you cannot take part on this fun and rewarding activity. The great thing about sea kayaking is that beginners will enjoy the experience every bit as much as experienced professionals. This is not true for a lot of water activities, and is why sea kayaking has become so popular.

Beginners will be able to start out by the shore and simply get their bearings down. This is necessary so that they do not get themselves into trouble by heading out into the deeper water.

On the other hand, an experienced sea kayaker will be able to handle just about anything that is thrown at them. The most important thing to remember is that these people are considered experienced for a reason; you have to log a lot of hours before you can start venturing out in the deep water alone.

Most people that want to get started in sea kayaking simply find somebody that can teach them how. There are a lot of sea kayaking training centers available in different parts of the world. As a general rule, the closer you get to the sea, the more of these centers you will find. If you live in the middle of Kansas, you may have a very hard time finding a sea kayaking center. But if you live in a coastal city such as Seattle, you should not have any problems finding somebody to train you.

There are many advantages to using a sea kayaking center when you are first starting out. The obvious advantage is that you will be able to learn from experienced professionals. These people will be able to teach you the basics that you need in order to get started. And by laying a solid foundation, you will be able to quickly build up your skills. In addition, you will also be able to rent all of the equipment that you need in order to get started. This can save you a lot of money in the long run. When you finally decide that you are ready to move on to kayaking on a more regular basis, you can purchase your own equipment.

Overall, sea kayaking is great way to experience the world from a different point of view. Many people have taken advantage of this awesome water sport, and there is no reason that you cannot be next!

Ocean Kayak Yak Board
The Yak Board is a compact sit on top kayak perfect for surf and wave play. Its flat bottom and short length allow this kayak to cut back and forth through the waves. The stability and maneuverability also makes the Yak Board a great choice for kids, children and the big kids too! Best paddled on and in breaking surf, flat water bays, estuaries, lakes and ponds and slow moving rivers.

Ocean Kayak Yak Board

8' long x 29" wide and weighing 40lbs. Max paddlers weight 225lbs.
Moulded seat, footstops, end grabs, drain plug.
The Yak Board transports easily on a car top.

Surfing, day play, exploring, nature watching, touring and fitness for children and adults alike.

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