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Kayaking

Involves paddling a small craft through the water.

It is a low-impact activity that can considerably boost your aerobic fitness, strength, and flexibility. Usually, Kayaking can be done as a hobby, a competitive sport, or as a fun activity on holidays. You can paddle on rivers, lakes and the sea. If you wish to know more about kayaking, you can visit our website at nzkayaker.co.nz. You will find tips on how to go about engaging in the activity you love: kayaking.

Is there any difference between a canoe and a kayak?

Oftentimes, the words ‘canoe’ and ‘kayak’ are often used interchangeably. Yet, there are few basic differences. These include:
A canoe is an open vessel and the person can either kneel or sit inside the canoe and paddle the craft through the water with the use of a single-bladed paddle.
Kayak, on the other hand, is an enclosed vessel and the person sits inside the kayak with legs extended and uses a double-bladed paddle to push the craft through the water.
What types of

paddling activities can you engage in?

Most times, the craft is properly designed to satisfy the demands of the intended environment. There are different types of kayaking activities. Some of these include:
Flatwater recreation
this is what comes to the mind of most people when they think of kayaking.
This is what comes to the mind of most people when they think of kayaking. You can simply take a gentle paddle down a calm river, do some sightseeing in calm ocean waters or explore an inland lake system.
  • Sailing: This involves fitting the kayak with a sail.
  • Surf kayaking: The kayak is typically fitted with a fin, rather like a surfboard.
  • Sprint racing – this is a sprint race across the calm water.
Sea kayaking
This involves paddling in the sea. Sea kayaking is becoming a popular water sport in Australia.
This involves paddling in the sea. Sea kayaking is becoming a popular water sport in Australia.
  • Ocean racing – this is a race in white water (ocean). This discipline requires extreme skill and fitness.
  • Marathon racing – this is a lengthy race, for example, down a long river such as the Murray.
Ocean racing
This is a race in white water (ocean). This discipline requires extreme skill and fitness.
This is a race in white water (ocean). This discipline requires extreme skill and fitness.
  • Slalom – the person must, against the clock, negotiate a white watercourse. This includes steering around obstacles (typically, poles suspended over the course). There are other types of paddling activities such as Wildwater, canoe polo, freestyle, and lots more. If you wish to know more about this, you can visit our website.

Abel Tasman National Park is the perfect place for you

Surrounded by forests and sheltered beaches, Abel Tasman National Park is the place where you can find the ideal balance between the land and the ocean. There are multiple kayak rental companies and paddle-based tour operators in the location, as the activity is really common among most of the national park’s visitors. Split Apple Rock is a good spot to visit at Tasman Bay for many reasons. It is estimated to be around 120 million years old. Also, the lagoons, islands, and golden sand beaches and bays are some of the other scenic gems you will get the chance to see from up close.
Kayaking is good for you,

But what are the health and safety precautions you must be aware of?

General suggestions include:
Before you start, there are several precautions you must appreciate. These include:
Make sure that you are visible to other crafts. Put reflective tape or fluorescent paint on your helmet, life jacket, and canoe or kayak.
You should know how to use the first aid kit. You can simply take a first aid course - if necessary.
Be absolutely sure that your preparation and skills are adequate for the planned paddling activity.
Learn how to paddle from an experienced teacher. You can contact your local club
Always protect yourself by wearing your personal floatation device and helmet.
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