You’ve taken it upon yourself to live a more active lifestyle so while researching, you’ve come upon kayaking. Now while there are many benefits for health, the things to do with a kayak also make working out more fun and adventurous.
What distinguishes it from other similar water sports such as canoeing because of the position one sits in a kayak as well as the paddle being double-bladed. The kayaker sits in the boat facing forward and the beginner friendliness of the sport and the ease of getting more adventurous is what attracts many to it.
Before getting involved with it more, one should go out to rent some equipment and see how it fares with you. Knowing upfront why you would be kayaking would help determine also the right kayak to buy. Test first but if you’re intention is to go fishing more often, versus progressing to Whitewater kayaking, your choice of the right kayak will be very different. And keep in mind that if fishing is your main objective, then a good iSUP for fishing might be a better option for you.
Now that you know what you’d want to do with your kayak, purchasing a hard sided, inflatable or folding kayak. The fact that there is no motor makes even the most expensive kayak cheaper than a moderately priced motorized boat. The fact that one can even place a foldable kayak in the trunk of a truck allows flexibility that most other watersports do not allow. One doesn’t have to invest in a trailer and this should be factored into the overall cost of things.
In the end, when you decide on choosing the best kayak for your and your needs, factoring in your chosen lifestyle and boat purpose will help you immensely. A tough and rugged kayak that will handle the future adventures you take may be more than you need at first since your first foray will lead you to the calm lake down the road. Combined with fishing, one can still get that health boost while participating in something that brings much value to your life.