When planning a Florida vacation, it’s fun to add in a few extra adventures to make your time truly special. However, trying out a new water sport can be a daunting experience, and it’s not how everyone wants to spend their vacation. Maybe you’re nervous that you don’t have the athleticism and strength it requires, or perhaps you’re apprehensive about the waves. At Beach Water Sports, we love to see vacationers try new things, so today we’re here to convince you that kayaking is indeed fun even for beginners.
You’re In Better Shape Than You Think
Do you spend most of your day sitting at a desk? Many hardworking Americans fear that they don’t exercise enough to be able to handle a water sport like kayaking. However, the main muscles you need to kayak are in your core, which is likely a lot stronger than you realize. In fact, many people with a lot of arm and upper body strength tend to rely too much on their arm strength to paddle, instead of their core, and they tire out too quickly. As long as you’re paddling correctly, you should be able to handle paddling without needing much arm strength.
You Will Pick It Up Quickly
Another common misconception about kayaking is that you need to know a lot of complicated skills. However, kayaking is not as hard to learn as you might think. You really only need a few basic skills to learn how to paddle effectively and to learn how to keep safe on the water. Most beginners are able to pick up the paddling technique almost immediately. We think you’ll be surprised at how capable you are.
The Sights Are Worth the Effort
Finally, many people are worried that they’ll be working too hard to really enjoy the experience. However, like we’ve stated, kayaking is really easier than it looks and the sights you’ll enjoy are definitely worth the effort. When you’re gliding through the mangrove forests around Peck Lake and St. Lucie Inlet observing manatees, otters, turtles, herons, and other birds and marine animals that inhabit the area, you’ll be glad you gave kayaking a try.
If you’re ready to give kayaking a try this summer, contact your friends at Beach Water Sports. We’re ready to put our more than 20 years of experience to work, ensuring your vacation in West Palm Beach is both enjoyable and convenient. Contact us today at (561) 745-6900 (Jupiter) or (772) 225-2000 (Stuart) to get started.