Kayaking Safety is always a priority before getting out on the water. Have you considered kayaking lessons as an option before seeking a new water adventure? Here is what to know before you go!
Kayak safety should always be at the top of the list when you are out looking to purchase a new kayak, wanting to take up this amazing, exhilarating sport or just getting out on the water for an adventure. Kayaking can be one of the most relaxing, intense experiences and can even be a full body workout. But it is always done in some of the most ideal and beautiful locations.
Safety before heading out on the water is an important aspect to consider. When thinking about kayaking safety be sure to consider the following questions; Is the weather ideal for getting out on the water? Is there an emergency plan if something happens? Do I have the necessary safety equipment available and up to date, and most importantly, do you know the local laws and rules around paddling in your area?
Whether you are an avid kayaker or just starting out these questions should be considered before each trip out. Having the proper safety tools and gear is at the top of the list of musts! A safety rope, flashlight or led bright light, life jackets, bailing sponge and cell phone are a great place to start, but what about the rules of the water? This is where kayak lessons can come in handy!
One of the best ways to get answers to all your questions and to feel comfortable out on the water is to enroll in kayak lessons! There are many levels and classes offered going over various safety issues, rules and regulations. So, be sure to look around and pick one that appeals to you and the type of kayaking you will be doing. Many kayak safety lessons are held at your local tourism and rental locations in addition to their regular kayak tours. The bonus of this type of kayak lesson is that you learn safety and techniques in your local water!
Ocean, lake or river you get a chance to get out on the water you will most likely be kayaking in, as well as having a chance to take in the beautiful local surroundings! Be sure to ask if there is a discount or incentive for taking their lessons, as some will offer a great deal when pairing it with an offered excursion or rental package!
This is a great way to learn about water and kayaking safety as well as enjoying your local sights and experiences. Don’t forget, during your lesson of choice, to take it all in while you are out on the water and the beauty of it all!
Just keep in mind that safety always comes first. If you feel unsafe or concerned in any way, remember it is okay to take a break or even move your great adventure to another day.