Kayaking is a great activity which can be done almost anywhere, and with the versatility of the sport there is something for everyone to enjoy, whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush or just a quiet paddle down the river. Kayaking is also a great way to get fit, so if you are looking to get into shape this may be something for you. Let’s look at some at the benefits of kayaking.
1. Good exercise – Kayaking is an excellent way to get fit, particularly if you want to build your upper body and core, and you will have the opportunity to be out in nature whilst doing a workout.
2. Good variety – Kayaking is a broad term which covers many types of kayaks from touring-and sea kayaks to whitewater and surf kayaks and even sit-on-top kayaks which seem to have gained popularity in recent years. With so many options there is something that suits every level, age and ability, and as long as you choose the right type of kayak for your skill level and activity, everyone should be able to have a good fun day out.
3. It’s a social sport – Another great thing about kayaking is the social side of it. Although paddling on your own is enjoyable too, it’s good to be able to share an activity with friends or family. You may choose a double kayak or you can just go with single kayaks and have a nice chat when paddling down the river or bay. The paddling community is a friendly community to be part of, so whether you meet someone in a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board there always seems to be a friendly face to share a laugh with.
4. Go exploring – When kayaking you will discover new places as you will get to areas that you normally wouldn’t get to. You may even be surprised how many new things you will discover just around your local area. If you are going away on a holiday bringing the kayaks can be a great addition to your trip as you’ll be able to explore beyond the usual spots.
5. Go Camping - if you like camping or maybe just looking to be a little more adventurous, why not try kayak camping? If you have a touring/sea kayak there is more than enough room to add your gear if travelling light.
6. Low cost and minimal maintenance - cost, yes the one in the back of the mind. Kayaking may not be the cheapest form of sport considering the initial purchase cost (you may buy a used kayak), but once you have the gear, it’s extremely low cost, just your time and fuel to transport it really, and there’s hardly any maintenance to worry about.
So what are you waiting for? Just get out there and give it a go!
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