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Types of kayaks

» Arctic kayaks
Arctic kayaks are the boats that all kayaks today are based on.

» Folding kayaks
Folding kayaks are just as sturdy as regular kayak designs.

» Inflatable kayaks
Inflatable kayaks: easy to use and light.

» Kids kayaks
Sit on top kid's kayaks are a good choice for most children.

» Plastic kayaks
Plastic kayaks are good for sturdy, affordable kayaks.

» Sit-on-top kayaks
Sit-on-top kayaks are ideal for beginners.

» Surf skis / Wave skis
Surf skis / wave skis are small kayaks that are used for surfing the waves.

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

» Fiberglass kayaks
Fiberglass kayaks are lighter and more versatile than other types of kayaks.

» Recreational kayaks
There are so many different kinds of recreational kayaks that there is almost literally something for everybody.

» Slalom kayaks
Slalom kayaks are just a form of whitewater racing kayak.

» Solo versus tandem kayaks
Which are best for your trip: solo versus tandem kayaks.

» Sprint kayaks
Sprint kayaks are harder to keep upright than regular kayaks.

» Squirt kayaks
Squirt kayaks are designed to flip up on their ends to maneuver difficult rivers.

» Surf kayaks
Surf kayaks are great for anybody who wants to try a new form of surfing.

» 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.

» Whitewater touring kayaks
Whitewater touring kayaks are the sturdiest kayaks for downriver travel.

» 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.

» Whitewater kayaks
Whitewater kayaking is an extreme form of kayaking.

» Sea kayaks
Sea kayaking is the right activity for people who are looking for an adventure that is still fairly safe.

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.