Favorite water sports

Things to know about kayaking (Part 1)

Kayaking is a fun sport that uses a kayak to move around the water. Currently, this outdoor activity is very popular in America and Europe.

So you know what kayaking is yet? Let’s find out in this article!

Kayaking is a fun sport that uses a kayak to move across the water, with the help of a two-pointed paddle. Kayaking is different from canoe rowing in the rowing position. The kayak will sit in the cockpit with legs extended below the closed deck, the upper body can freely operate. Kayaking is often more of a leisure activity than a competitive one.

A kayak is a small and thin boat and can only accommodate 1-2 people per boat. To be able to play Kayak with your family you need to choose 1 boat with 3 or 2 boats. In some localities, a kayak can also be viewed as a canoe. However, the kayak is primarily considered a sports equipment, as its primary use is often in sports and water races.

Currently, there are quite a few different types on the market and their designs will vary based on usage. The most popular types of kayaks today are – kayaks for surfing, fishing, and leisure kayaking and kayaking for use at sea rowing games.

When playing Kaya rowing in the coldest season is in the North, you should pay attention to wearing warm enough, equipped with necessary equipment but need to ensure comfort when paddling.

The origin of kayaking

The first kayak was created by the Inuit. They are made from wood and covered with a seal leather exterior. Kayaks were originally mainly used for hunting seals and whales and there is only a small space in the middle where you can sit, with storage space in front and behind you. Kayaks have at least over 4000 years of history. Later, the kayaks used cloth to cover the outside until we invented fiberglass. The word “kayak” means a human boat or poetic boat.

What are today’s kayaks made of? In the 1980s the first plastic kayak was produced and they decided to use plastic ever since. As a result, later kayak designs started to become lighter and more flexible.

The sizes of kayaks are usually small, and they are made in different shapes and sizes to suit different sailing sports. In recent times, kayaking has become more and more popular as a recreational sport, especially river kayaking and fishing is becoming more and more popular.