Kayaking Tips

We share useful tips that will have you out there paddling in no time! Our goal is to help you become a better paddler so you can enjoy the sport more often.

The Best Tips On How To Portage A Kayak & What To Avoid

The Best Tips On How To Portage A Kayak & What To Avoid

Want to know how to portage a kayak while avoiding injuries? Our former kayak instructor shares 8 practical tips, tools to use and much more.

How Should You Pass A Fishing Boat On A Kayak: Safety Tips

How Should You Pass A Fishing Boat On A Kayak: Safety Tips

So how should you pass a fishing boat? we'll discuss the hierarchy of open waters and how you can stay safe as a kayaker on the open ocean.

Tandem VS Single Kayak: How To Pick The Best Option For You

Tandem VS Single Kayak: How To Pick The Best Option For You

In this article, I’m going to be explaining all the pros and cons of both tandem vs single kayak to help you decide which option is best for you.

How To Make A Kayak More Stable: 5 Best Methods From Expert

How To Make A Kayak More Stable: 5 Best Methods From Expert

This article covers the causes of kayak instability, 5 effective ways on how to make a kayak more stable and a DIY guide for kayak outriggers.

How To Transport A Kayak On A Small Car: The 4 Easy Methods

How To Transport A Kayak On A Small Car: The 4 Easy Methods

This article covers the 4 methods on how to transport a kayak on a small car. We also discuss how much overhang is allowed and much more.

Oar Vs Paddle: Ultimate Guide On The Differences & Much More

Oar Vs Paddle: Ultimate Guide On The Differences & Much More

In this article, I’ll break down the key differences between an oar vs paddle, what they are, and some of your burning questions.

What Shoes To Wear For Kayaking: Best Tips For Any Situation

What Shoes To Wear For Kayaking: Best Tips For Any Situation

In this guide, we go over what shoes to wear for kayaking depending on the weather, type of water and how much walking you will do on your trip.

How To Clean A Kayak Inside & Outside The Correct Way

How To Clean A Kayak Inside & Outside The Correct Way

Want to clean your kayak without damaging the material? This article covers the type of detergent needed along with the cleaning procedure.

Are Inflatable Kayaks Safe? Everything You Need To Know

Are Inflatable Kayaks Safe? Everything You Need To Know

Are inflatable kayaks safe? In this article, we discuss inflatable kayak materials, how to find and fix a leak, safety tips and much more. 

Is Kayaking Dangerous? The 11 Dangers & How To Avoid Them

Is Kayaking Dangerous? The 11 Dangers & How To Avoid Them

Here, we cover the 11 dangers of kayaking, whether it's possible to kayak without knowing how to swim and the likelihood of drowning for paddlers.

DIY Step-by-Step Guide On When & How To Paint A Kayak

DIY Step-by-Step Guide On When & How To Paint A Kayak

This article covers what you need to paint a kayak, what type of paint to use, how to prep it, and of course how to paint a kayak.

How To lock A Kayak: Keep Safe & Secure At Home Or Traveling

How To lock A Kayak: Keep Safe & Secure At Home Or Traveling

In this article, we discuss how to lock a kayak to an anchor point, roof rack and together. We also share the 3 best kayak locks and 4 safety tips.

Is It Safe To Kayak With Alligators? 8 Safety Tips & More

Is It Safe To Kayak With Alligators? 8 Safety Tips & More

We discuss must-know alligator behavior, eight safety tips if you see one, and some frequently asked questions about kayaking with alligators.

How Long Does It Take To Kayak A Mile & 9 Impactful Factors

How Long Does It Take To Kayak A Mile & 9 Impactful Factors

We'll go over how fast a kayak goes, the factors that affect your paddling, and finally, answer how long does it take to kayak a mile.

SUP VS Kayak: The Differences, Benefits And How To Choose

SUP VS Kayak: The Differences, Benefits And How To Choose

In this article, I will give you a complete guide on the differences of SUP vs kayak, what you need to consider, their benefits, and so much more.

How To Attach An Anchor To A Kayak & More: In-Depth Guide

How To Attach An Anchor To A Kayak & More: In-Depth Guide

I’ll explain how to attach an anchor to a kayak, then fill you in on everything you should know about anchors like the different styles and ideal weight.

4 Effective Ways On How To Increase Weight Capacity Of Kayak

4 Effective Ways On How To Increase Weight Capacity Of Kayak

We cover the 4 ways for increasing your kayak weight capacity and also explain what weight limit you need, and much more.

Can You Kayak While Pregnant? The Benefits & Safety Tips

Can You Kayak While Pregnant? The Benefits & Safety Tips

In this article, we discuss if kayaking while pregnant is good idea. We also cover the benefits and safety tips for kayaking while pregnant.

Ultimate Guide On How Often To Check Inflator On Type 5 PFD

Ultimate Guide On How Often To Check Inflator On Type 5 PFD

Next to explaining How often to check inflator on type 5 PFD, I'll go over the five different types of PFDs and how to determine if they're in good condition.

When Should You Discard A PFD? The 7 Signs To Look Out For

When Should You Discard A PFD? The 7 Signs To Look Out For

I've set out to explain everything you need to know about the different types of PFDs, when they expire, how to look after them, and how to choose a new one.

Guide On Kayaking VS White Water Rafting: Which Is Better?

Guide On Kayaking VS White Water Rafting: Which Is Better?

I'll explain everything you need to know about kayaking vs white water rafting. By the end of this article, you'll understand how these two sports differ.

Skeg VS Rudder: Pros And Cons, How They Work & When To Use

Skeg VS Rudder: Pros And Cons, How They Work & When To Use

Want to learn everything about skeg vs rudder? I’m going to explain what a skeg and rudder are, how they work, what the differences are and how to build one

10 Ft VS 12 Ft Kayak: Which Is Better For Certain Activity?

10 Ft VS 12 Ft Kayak: Which Is Better For Certain Activity?

Nowadays, kayaks are designed for specific tasks. Here, I discuss the pros and cons of a 10 ft vs 12 ft kayak, and what activities they perform well for.

Guide On What To Wear Kayaking In Summer: Hot & Cold Weather

Guide On What To Wear Kayaking In Summer: Hot & Cold Weather

I’ll even be giving you some advice about what to wear kayaking in summer when cold, raining, or mild weather, and what to bring with you on your trip.

How To Get Out Of A Kayak With Bad Knees: 3 Methods & Bonus

How To Get Out Of A Kayak With Bad Knees: 3 Methods & Bonus

I'll explain how to get out of a kayak with bad knees, share tips for using a kayak with bad knees and also how to get in a kayak with bad knees.

How To Transport 2 Kayaks Without A Roof Rack: 3 Best Ways

How To Transport 2 Kayaks Without A Roof Rack: 3 Best Ways

Looking for a simple and cost-effective way of transporting two kayaks without a roof rack? Check out the 3 best options and a step-by-step guide for each one.

What Muscles Does Kayaking Work? The 8 Full Body Muscles

What Muscles Does Kayaking Work? The 8 Full Body Muscles

So, what muscles does kayaking work? We go over the 8 muscles being activated when kayaking and answer some FAQs so that you know what to expect.

What Is A Tandem Kayak & How To Use One: The Ultimate Guide

What Is A Tandem Kayak & How To Use One: The Ultimate Guide

Want to know what a tandem kayak is and how the differ from canoes? By the end, you'll know exactly what it is, how to use one, and what the pros/cons are.

Best Tips On How To Load A Kayak By Yourself Back Pain Free

Best Tips On How To Load A Kayak By Yourself Back Pain Free

In this article, I want to explain the ins and out of how to load a kayak by yourself. You’ll learn the exact process and how to stay safe while you’re doing it

How To Transport A Kayak Without A Roof Rack: Scratch Free

How To Transport A Kayak Without A Roof Rack: Scratch Free

Want to learn how to mount a kayak on your roof without damaging your car? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to achieve this with foam blocks or pool noodles.

The 5 Best Methods For Storing Kayaks In Garage Long-term

The 5 Best Methods For Storing Kayaks In Garage Long-term

In this article, we'll introduce you to the best methods of storing kayaks in the garage and what to do to keep them from deteriorating over time.

A Must-Read Guide On How To Transport A Kayak In A Truck

A Must-Read Guide On How To Transport A Kayak In A Truck

Discover the top five methods of how to transport a kayak in a truck followed by a step-by-step guide and the best practices to follow.

How To Strap Two Kayaks To A Roof Rack: Detailed Easy Guide

How To Strap Two Kayaks To A Roof Rack: Detailed Easy Guide

If you want to go kayaking with you and your buddy, don't go anywhere. This article describes step by step and with tips how to strap two kayaks to a roof rack.

The Best Way For Storing Kayak Outside The Safe Way: How-To

The Best Way For Storing Kayak Outside The Safe Way: How-To

You’re not sure how to store your kayak outside without damaging it? luckily, I’m here to help you find the best kayak storage solution for you.

Inflatable VS Hard Shell kayaks: Which Is Better?

Inflatable VS Hard Shell kayaks: Which Is Better?

In today’s article, I want to explain the difference between a hard and an inflatable kayak to give you a better understanding of the two options.

How To Register A Kayak: Full Guide To Kayak Registration

How To Register A Kayak: Full Guide To Kayak Registration

Not sure if you need to register your kayak in your state? What if you travel to another state? We cover these issues and more related topics in this article.

How To Kayak With A Dog: Everything You Need To Know

How To Kayak With A Dog: Everything You Need To Know

Looking for useful tips for kayaking with your dog? Here, we cover training drills, FAQs, and safety tips for when paddling with your dog.

The Best Tips On How To Use A Kayak Cart: Ultimate Guide

The Best Tips On How To Use A Kayak Cart: Ultimate Guide

Curious to learn the different types of kayak carts? Here, we share this information along with how to choose and use a kayak cart.

Beginner’s Guide On How To Get in A Kayak Safely & Bonus

Beginner’s Guide On How To Get in A Kayak Safely & Bonus

Here, we will be talking about how you should get in and out of a kayak from a dock, shore, and from the water. A step-by-step guide is given for any situation.

How To Stand And Fish Out Of A Kayak: Best Kayak Fishing Tips

How To Stand And Fish Out Of A Kayak: Best Kayak Fishing Tips

If you are a beginner looking to give it a whirl and learn how to fish from a kayak, then we are here to give you some pro kayak fishing tips!

Pros And Cons Of Sit In Vs Sit On Kayak: The Ultimate Breakdown

Pros And Cons Of Sit In Vs Sit On Kayak: The Ultimate Breakdown

Struggling to choose between sit in and sit on top kayak? This article tackles the pros and cons of each kayak along with how to pick the best one for yourself

Take The Stress Out Of How To Choose A Fishing Kayak

Take The Stress Out Of How To Choose A Fishing Kayak

We’re going to be discussing how to choose the best fishing kayaks, what type makes the best fishing kayak, the pros and cons of paddle vs. peddle, and more.

Difference Between A Kayak And Canoe Made Simple: Full Guide

Difference Between A Kayak And Canoe Made Simple: Full Guide

Want to be able to quickly understand the difference between a canoe and a kayak? There is a lot of confusion over this, so we will clear it up in this article!

The Ultimate Kayak Camping Checklist And Packing Guide

The Ultimate Kayak Camping Checklist And Packing Guide

Here, we share a downloadable kayak camping gear checklist followed by detailed information on how to pack a kayak for your first overnight kayak camping trip.

How Much Food To Pack For Kayaking And Backpacking Trips?

How Much Food To Pack For Kayaking And Backpacking Trips?

This article is meant for those planning a backpacking or kayaking trip, but have no idea regarding how much and what kind of food to bring along the trip.

Learn How to Kayak with These Helpful Tips and Tricks

Learn How to Kayak with These Helpful Tips and Tricks

Although the best way to learn how to kayak is by taking a kayak course, this article will serve as the basic guide for learning how to kayak.

The Kayak Roll: What It Is and Why You Should Learn It

The Kayak Roll: What It Is and Why You Should Learn It

In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of a kayak roll along with the different types of kayak rolls.

Kayak Buying guide: How To Choose A Kayak For Beginners

Kayak Buying guide: How To Choose A Kayak For Beginners

In the following article, we’ll guide you through the different types of kayaks so you know which one to choose.

How To Choose A Kayak Paddle: Right Length, Size And Weight

How To Choose A Kayak Paddle: Right Length, Size And Weight

This is an in-depth article focusing on kayak paddle length, shape, weight, and blade shape. This is to help you choose a kayak paddle that meets your needs.

How To Tie Down A Kayak With And Without A Roof Rack

How To Tie Down A Kayak With And Without A Roof Rack

Here, you will learn the different ways for tying down and transporting a kayak on a car, truck or an RV with or without a roof rack.