Basic guide about kayaking for beginners (Part 1)

In recent years, the kayak hobby has become very popular. With all-purpose utility, a Kayak allows you to quietly explore wherever you like. You can go to a beautiful estuary area. Or enjoy a poetic setting that you will not be able to see from the shore. Kayak is maneuverable and full of fun, suitable for such diverse needs. But when you start, you also need to equip yourself with boat knowledge to make full discoveries

Basic types of Kayaks

Recreational kayaks

Recreational kayaks are the best type of boat to enjoy gentle days on a calm water. Because it provides primary stability, if you are a new player, you can be assured. In addition, Kayak boats are suitable for photographers and fishermen. Even ordinary rowers on rivers, ponds, and lakes. However, this type of boat is not suitable for use in open waters. And also where there is wind or ocean currents.

Travel kayaks & sea kayaks 

This type of boat was built for long trips in open water. It provides stability to the boat under extreme conditions. Nonetheless, most boats of this type are suitable for excursions in still waters.

Tourist kayaks are usually from 3.5 to 5 meters long. The hull of the boat is massed so that it can lift when facing waves or rough water. Most have baffles with sealed hatches to keep the storage area dry, which increases safety. These partitions keep air. So allow the boat to float even when the cockpit is full.

Most of these have fins and rudders. You can use fins to improve your boat’s ability to navigate in a straight line. It is much easier to control the boat when entering the ocean currents or when the wind blows. Steering wheel allows the boat to bend crabs more easily. The cockpit seems to be built to increase the efficiency of rowing. But it can make some people feel limited. The boat is made of PE, ABS or composite resin.