Kayaks – A Glossary of terms

There are many different types of kayaks to get faimilar with. So we created a glossary of kayaks to help:

Sea Kayak

Pretty self-explanatory, these kinds of kayaks are designed for use in the sea. These kayaks can handle whitewater and waves.

Recreational Kayak

This kayaks are more suited to the novice kayaker, and can be used in flatwater areas. Compared to other kayaks these will have a larger cockpit, so that entry and exit is made easier.

Tandem Kayaks

There are designed for two people to use. There are two cockpits, which makes the kayak a bit larger than your average kayak.

Fishing Kayaks

Fishing kayaks are great value for money. As the name suggests they are used usually by people fishing and therfore have stores for bait, rods and equipment.

Sit on-top Kayaks

Sit-on-top kayaks are particularly popular for fishing and scuba diving, since participants need to easily enter and exit the water, change seating positions, and access hatches and storage wells.