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Welcome to KayakHelp.com

More and more people are taking up kayaking as a hobby or recreational sport.

Each year, more people find the time to start kayaking, whether they do it as a sport, as a hobby, or just for fun while they're on vacation. Unlike some other recreational activities or sports, kayaking can fit the activity level that you want and can provide hours or even days of fun for entire families - or just for one person.

Kayaking originated with the Inuit people who lived in the Arctic region of North America. It is essentially a specialized type of canoeing done in a specially designed canoe. The original kayaks were made out of seal skin and wood, and were meant for only one person. Today, there are many different types of kayaks made out of several different materials. There are even kayaks that have been built for two people!

The one-person kayak has room for one person to sit inside of the boat comfortably. Then, there is usually a skirt that goes over the top to keep water out of the boat. Kayaks use a double-sided paddle instead of a regular canoe paddle, and are designed to be easily righted if flipped.

Anybody can enjoy kayaking, since the sport has so many different facets. For instance, if you're just looking for something to do for fun while you're on vacation, then you'll probably want to go kayak touring. Touring can be fun for the entire family as it is a calm, sightseeing experience. These are usually where the multi-person kayaks are used. While these kayaks are usually a little harder to maneuver, that is not as important in a location that has calm water. Plus, it's more fun to share your experience with another person!

For the more brave, there are some more extreme kayaking activities, including whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, or even kayak racing.

On this website, you'll be able to find information and advice about all of the different types of kayaking. You will also be able to find articles and information about related topics.

Whether you know exactly what you want more information about regarding kayaking, or you're not quite sure, you should be able to find what you're looking for on our site. Feel free to browse.

Latest kayaking articles

» Is kayaking expensive?
Before you start kayaking, this is one thing that you will probably be concerned with.

» How to maintain your kayak
Once you've found the perfect kayak for you, and you're ready to go kayaking, there's one other thing that you need to learn about first.

» Currents explained
Another thing that you need to watch out for if you're going kayaking are ocean currents.

» The HI-rescue
The HI-rescue is a useful rescue technique if you have two kayaks to help.

» The T-rescue
The T-Rescue is a two-person method of righting a capsized kayak.

» An introduction to eskimo rolling
If you're planning on going kayak touring, one of the most important things you can do is learn the techniques associated with eskimo rolling.

» The put-across roll
A good kayak roll to teach beginners is the put-across roll.

» Buying a used kayak
When buying a used kayak, you should be careful to make sure that it is not a damaged kayak.

» Signaling equipment
Signaling equipment will keep you safe if you are kayak touring.

» How to launch your kayak
Launching your kayak does not have to be difficult as long as you know what you’re doing.

» How to empty water out of the kayak
If you’re learning how to empty water out of the kayak, make sure you realize that there is more than one opportunity to do it.

» Kayak paddle blades
Different kayak paddle blades will have different effects on the control you have over your kayak.

» Emergency blanket
An emergency blanket is an important part of any safety kit.

» Hypothermia
Hypothermia is easily treatable, but can be very dangerous.

» Wooden kayaks
Save money and look into building your own wooden kayaks.

» Touring kayaks
Touring kayaks are sturdy enough to take on sea kayaking trips.

» Whitewater racing kayaks
Whitewater racing kayaks are very maneuverable and can be used to do tricks.

» Flatwater kayaks
Flatwater kayaking is easier and better to learn than any other type of kayaking.

» River kayaks
River kayaking can entertain both beginners and experts.