Kayaking safety guidelines

The recent times have witnessed a steep rise in the popularity of kayaking. Kayaking is a thrilling and an extremely adventurous activity. I am yet to come across a person who is uninterested in it. However one has to keep his exiting for this thrilling adventure in check up realizing a few safety guidelines. Some of the most important ones are mentioned below.

  • One of the first things to keep in mind while buying an ideal kayak is its stability. A stable kayak shall always ensure safety. Some of the kayaks are custom made keeping stability in mind like out-rigger designs and the twin hull. You can also consult a professional in picking the right one.
  • Secondly, you need to keep the weather conditions in mind before venturing out for your kayaking experience. A bad weather can play a major role in not only disturbing your plans but also can lead to accidents.
  • Another aspect you need to bear in mind is always going in groups while kayaking. Going alone can prove to be extremely fatal and besides you would enjoy the activity more with a group of friends.
  • Taking adequate lessons in kayaking is extremely essential for an enjoyable experience especially getting the right technique of paddling a kayak. If you do not understand the right technique it can leave you exhausted.
  • Getting in and out of a kayak should also be practiced multiple times as it is known to be the most complex process. So make sure you master it before you venture into the waters.
  • Amateurs and first timers should start their adventure in shallow waters as it may give you the confidence and you can also gauge the feeling before you venture into deeper waters.

Keeping in mind all these tips can surely make your kayaking experience extremely thrilling and safe. So keep in mind all these pointers before you set for your adventure.
By Bala M


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