When most people think of paddling a kayak, they imagine a peaceful morning setting composed of cool misty waters, lush vegetation along the shoreline and the soothing sounds of running water while others may have visions of a memorable family outing on a warm sunny afternoon. What many people don’t realize, or rather may not consider, is that they can utilize a kayak for a daily exercise routine.
One of the most common question we receive is “what size kayak paddle do I need”. Having the right size paddle is one of the most important factors in having an enjoyable day out on the water. Using the wrong sized paddle can result in fatigue, blisters, and may ultimately cause you to give up kayaking. Then you would stop reading our blogs and that would make us sad.
The Malibu Pedal was one of the most anticipated kayaks for 2017 as Ocean Kayak expanded their fleet of pedal-powered kayaks featuring their PDL Drive. Here we have an in-depth review from Byron Roos-Collins, a kayak guide in Channel Islands, California.
Having the right shoes for paddling can make or break your day out on the water. Always remember when selecting your shoes that it’s important for your shoes to dry quickly, stay lightweight, and most of all, be comfortable. Look at what paddling activities you’ll be doing and consider an option that will meet your specific needs.
One after another, cold fronts keep knocking on our front doors. For many, the doors are already wide open but don’t let the cooler temperatures keep you from kayaking this Fall – but do it with care.
If you take the proper precautions for preparing your gear and planning out the trip, kayak camping can be one of the most rewarding experiences for any adventure seeker. Whether you’re an avid paddler or and expert car camper, take your adventures to the next level and get a group of friends together for a kayak camping trip!
Many of our ACK Customers love paddling with their dogs. I mean, how can you say no to that waggin’ tail when they see you packing up your paddling gear!? Need a little encouragement and inspiration? We asked fellow paddlers to share their adventure pup photos and these are some of our favorites!