Best Types Of Kayak’s For Beginners
There are several types of kayaks to choose from, with this in mind be careful to research before going out and purchasing the first kayak you find? The two best types for beginners are your sit on top kayaks and recreational kayaks, I prefer the sit on top kayak myself, but both of these are good choices for your first kayak. Which kayak is best for you depend on many things, first lets look into more about each one of these kayaks.
One of the most important things to consider with the recreational kayak is they perform their best on calm waters, these kayaks are not recommend for beginners on swift current waters. They become difficult to maneuver on this type of water conditions, the recreational kayak is a length of 10-12 foot. These are best used on calm rivers, ponds, and lakes, these are good choices for beginners, fishermen, photographers, and people just wishing to cruise around in their kayak.
- Easy To Handle On Calm Water
- Good Stability
Sit On Top Kayaks
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, this is the kayak I recommend for beginners, this kayak you are sitting above the water levels. This makes it very easy for people to get in and out of this type of Kayak, this is especially the kayak you want to consider for children. This is a much safer kayak for kids than the recreational kayak, you will find this kayak length ranges from 10 foot to 15 foot. This does make transporting something you want to consider, typical this type is wider and slower which is another reason I recommend it for beginners, especially young children? You will find this very stable and safe for your children to use,
- Very Stable
- Self Bailing Drain Holes
- Holds Singles & Doubles Easily
- More Storage Space For Gear
- Great Choice For Kids, Fishing & Cruising
What Is On My Mind Today?
If you are purchasing your first kayak, these two types are your best choices? Now if you have experience with using kayak’s, there are many others you are able to consider? What things to consider are the lengths, widths, the depth of the kayak, and the weight capacity, shorter kayaks are much easier to control than longer kayaks. Wider offers more stability, the deeper your kayak the more room you will experience. Consider the weight especially if you plan on carrying very much gear, these are the things I would consider when purchasing your first kayak?