Safety advice to prepare you for the unexpected.
And there's ton's more help - free - right here!
There are many reasons why kayaking is the fastest growing sport. It offers outdoor enjoyment, healthy exercise, a fun connection with friends, solitude, fishing, challenge, adventure or just a peaceful escape.
If you're like I was, you are excited about kayaking and just want to focus on getting started - period!
Years ago, when I searched the Net for some simple kayaking basics to get me going, I found it both overwhelming and time consuming. There are a gazillion websites with snippets of this and that about kayaking - but none that actually answered all my beginner questions.
Who has that kind of time? Well, me.
I spent many late nights visiting hundreds of paddling sites and called on my own experience to put together these basics. There is more to my story about how I paddled into this website; but most important, I wanted to put all the kayaking basics on one focused site.
I also researched how many other beginners were looking for this information - I knew I wasn't alone. I must have done something right because before too long I had lots of paddling organizations that link to this site. Then I started to get some excellent feed back from readers letting me know that this information was helpful. I've proudly displayed some of them in the right column. (Thank you kindly).
Within this site you'll not only find instruction to learn the mechanics of paddling, but information about many other important things to know..
Be sure to read Kayaking Awareness, it will get you thinking. Find lessons in your area; learn about the different types of kayaks; figure out which kayak is best for you; find the best paddling gear for your budget and kayaking safety.
So, paddle on in ... find a comfy spot with your favorite beverage and read on!