It’s an excellent reprieve from the urban jungle into a conservation site surrounded by your family and other animals. There are studies that show that kayaking can boost mental health and help you relieve stress. Plus, kayaks are very versatile and you can use them for paddling, working out, water polo and more in all kinds of water bodies.
If you’re excited about taking up this wonderful activity for the first time, here are some useful tips to help you.
Preparing for your kayaking trip
Make sure you wear suitable attire and dress for the water, not the weather. For example, if you’re kayaking in a lake, wear a wet suit or swimsuit for the water. This will help you feel more comfortable and prepare you for ending up in the water.
Take waterproof storage cases
Waterproof all your electronics and personal belongings so you don’t have any regrets later! Invest in a water-resistant or waterproof bag as well to ensure all your things stay dry throughout the trip. You can keep your wallet and keys in a Ziploc bag to keep them secure but invest in sturdier technology to keep your electronics like camera, phone, etc. safe.
Sitting with the right posture
Sitting with your back rested at the back of the kayak and your feet firmly on the foot pegs is the correct posture. Point your toe outwards and place your heels in center of the kayak. Bend your knees slightly so your legs can touch the thigh braces.
The most important tip is to pace yourself well and enjoy your surroundings. Take your time and pace yourself while you get familiar with the paddles and floating on the water. Get comfortable with the technique and don’t worry about not doing anything correctly. You’ll get the hang of it eventually!
Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach offers a wide range of group kayak tours including night tours and other adventures that are full of fun and excitement. You get the opportunity to explore the natural beauty and diverse ecosystem of Thousand Islands. They’re fun for the whole family and don’t require any prior experience. Get in touch with us before you book online so we can check for availability and ensure a smooth tour.