Sea Kayaking Tips for Beginners

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Do you want to try sea kayaking adventure? If you are a novice kayaker, there are few things that you need to keep in mind when you are planning to hit the sea. Sea kayaking is not as easy kayaking on lake or river, a lot of things that a kayaker needs to be careful about. Here are some tips that you need if you are planning a sea kayaking session with your friends or family.

Safety First

Kayaking is one of the safest sports, but there is a chance of accidents in all the activities that involve water. The ocean changes its face all the time and as a kayaker you need to be prepared for it. Here are a few things that you need while you are on the sea with your kayak.

I.    A life jacket is a must-have. So, wear a life jacket whenever you are doing sea kayaking.

II.    Always stay with a safe and swimmable distance to the shore.

III.    While heading out, don’t forget to check the water and air temper. Wear a dry or wetsuit because hypothermia can be a risk.

Know the strokes

Learn the basic strokes of kayaking in calm water. Use and learn the power of rotating the torso by using the upper body not only the arms. Get comfortable while you are turning or moving backward or forward.

Tips related to the sea

Kayaking on the sea can be a little harsh at times. This is why ocean or sea is not an ideal environment for the kayaker, but sea kayaking is exceptionally adventurous. So, if you want to start kayaking then start from the areas that are protected from waves, wind and strong currents.

I.    Stay close to the shore so in case of capsizing you can re-enter your boat.

II.    Tides change shoreline drastically. This is why it is essential to talk to locals to know about the best time of the day.

III.    Sea is very dynamic, and it can change within a few minutes. So, be prepared for it before going to the sea for kayaking.

Wear sunscreen

This is what most of the people forget, but this is a must-have. The sunlight over your head can be extreme. So, to get rid of skin burns and redness as well as protect the ski form the harmful effect of UV, always wear SP 50++ sunscreen during kayaking. It will make your kayaking experience much more pleasant.

Choose the sea kayak carefully

One of the most critical aspects is choosing the right kayak. A lot of people buy their kayak hastily and end up wasting their money. This is the reason; you need to be careful while purchasing a proper sea kayak. Check out the internet as there are plenty of kayaks suitable for sea are available.

These are some of the tips that you need to follow while hitting the sea with your kayak. Follow these tips and trust me, you will have the best kayak experience of your life.