NZ kayak scene
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.