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Do you burn calories kayaking?

Kayaking is hard, both skill-wise and on your body, but did you know that it’s also a great way to stay fit? It shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that many kayakers are in great shape and that is largely down to the fact that kayaking is a great way to work out the top half of your body. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of kayaking for your body, as well as how it can help you burn calories and improve your fitness and shape. If you’re a beginner looking for some kayaking tips, make sure to […]

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Should you wear a life jacket in a kayak?

Safety is one of the most important things to consider when heading out on your kayak, but is a life jacket an essential piece of equipment? In this article, we’ll be looking at the importance of life jackets, what other buoyancy aids you can try, and what the benefits of wearing protective equipment are when kayaking. What are the benefits of wearing life jackets? Wearing a life jacket when kayaking has many benefits. They provide you with extra buoyancy in the water, which can help to keep your head above water if you capsize. Life jackets also have reflective panels […]

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Which is better: a sit-in or sit-on kayak?

While you might have been on a kayak before, did you know that there are sit-in and sit-on kayak options? In this article, we’ll explore both options and look at which one is better, and why that might differ depending on where you kayak and what your preferences are. What is a sit-in kayak? A sit-in kayak is one where your legs and bottom are inside the hull of the kayak, and you’re facing forwards. Many people find sit-in kayaks more comfortable because they provide more support for your back and legs, and they also help to keep you drier […]

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What do you wear when kayaking?

Kayaking is an activity enjoyed by millions all over the world but if you want to be able to do it properly, you should make sure that you have the correct kit. In this article, we’ll be exploring the different pieces of safety equipment and clothing that you should have if you plan to start kayaking. A buoyancy aid The most important piece of kit for kayaking is, of course, a buoyancy aid. It is vital that you wear this piece of kit at all times when you are on the water as it will provide buoyancy and keep you […]

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What is the proper way to paddle a kayak?

Being able to paddle your kayak is an essential skill if you want to be able to stay safe on the water and be able to move efficiently, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t know how to paddle properly.  In this article, we’ll be exploring paddling on a kayak and telling you everything you need to know about kayaking and proper paddling in particular. If you want more kayak content, feel free to check out our dedicated kayak page by clicking here. What is the correct paddling technique? When paddling in a kayak, a good technique to […]

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Should you kayak alone?

Knowing how to stay safe when kayaking is so important but many people make avoidable mistakes and put themselves in danger all the time. The question stands then should you kayak alone? In this article, we’ll give you some tips for how you can stay safe when kayaking alone, even if it’s not always recommended. Water safety is no laughing matter and we personally think that kayaking should be done with a buddy, mainly because things can change so quickly, but if you take the necessary precautions, kayaking is safe to do on your own. Here we’ve put together just […]

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Is Kayaking Easy?

Kayaking is an activity loved by millions all over the world and this is especially the case here in the UK. In this article, we’ll explain how you can learn to kayak, what you can do to make it easier, and some tips & tricks that you should absolutely make use of. How can you learn to kayak as a beginner? If you want to learn kayaking, we would highly recommend signing up for a beginner’s course with a reputable provider. Here, you will be able to learn the basic techniques in a safe and controlled environment. Once you have […]

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Games to play while paddling

Paddle boarding is a leisurely activity enjoyed by many during the warm summer months, sometimes even in the winter if you can brave the chilly conditions, but did you know that there’s more to it than just having a paddle on the water? In this post we’ll be exploring a handful of paddling games that you can play on the water. 1. Paddle Board Paddle Ball For this game you’ll need two paddles, a ball and something to stand on. What you do here is place the ball between the two paddles at either end of and then simply get […]