Kayaking is an outdoor activity that’s quite easy to learn. Actually, within an hour or so, you can be out on the water, paddling happily and having a great time. But, before you head out on a paddling trip, you’ll want a good set of skills to facilitate a safe and comfortable ride. At Beach Water Sports, we want to ensure that you embark on your first kayaking trip armed with the necessary skills to pull it off without a hitch.
1. Position MattersWhen you sit correctly in the kayak, you’ll find paddling much easier and less tiring. In fact, if you don’t sit properly, you will get uncomfortable very quickly and will suffer throughout your trip. The ideal position is to sit up straight, with knees bent upward and outward, and feet resting on foot pegs.
2. Paddle Hold MattersHolding the paddle properly will make a huge difference in your paddling. Make sure to clutch the paddle with both hands and keep your hands just over a shoulder width apart. Also, be sure that the concave area of the paddle is facing you so it can sweep properly through the water.
3. Location Matters
Kayaks are the best way to get up close and personal with the beautiful scenery and wildlife that surrounds Jupiter Island and Hutchinson Island in Palm Beach County, Florida. Glide through the mangrove forests around Peck Lake and St. Lucie Inlet and, on the way, you might spot the manatees, otters, turtles, herons, and other birds and animals that inhabit the Intracoastal Waterway’s barrier islands.
Looking for a stable, comfortable, and safe kayak for your next paddling adventure? At Beach Water Sports, we specialize in kayak, boat, jet ski, and paddle board rentals. For more information on our range of kayaks, contact us today at (561) 745-6900 or (772) 225-2000.