Recreational Kayaking is Fun and Safe For the Family

Recreational Kayaking is Fun and Safe For the Family

Recreational Kayaking is Fun and Safe For the Family

Kayak 2.JPGRecreational kayaking is a fun and safe way for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors.  Many people are a little apprehensive when they hear the word "kayaking."  They imagine people dropping off of 20 foot waterfalls and paddling through big wavy rapids.  But that isn’t the only way to kayak.  In fact, the largest segment of kayaking is within the recreational sector.  What is recreational kayaking?  Recreational kayaking refers to paddling on flat water lakes, bays, slow-moving calm river ways, and calm oceans.  No rapids involved!  Flat-water paddling is a safe way to enjoy the water.

Another misconception about kayaking is the Eskimo roll, which is another aspect of kayaking that only applies to whitewater or sea kayaking.  Recreational kayaks are not meant to roll and they are not designed to keep you inside if you should flip your kayak over.  A recreational kayak will allow the paddler to easily float out of the kayak and up to the surface if you should fall out.  The best part is that most recreational kayaks are designed to be extremely stable, so falling out is not a common occurrence.  If you happen to find yourself in the water, just laugh it off and swim the kayak back to shore.  Kayak 1.jpgThese make great kayak stories, and if you are wearing your lifejacket (as you always should be) you will float anyway.

There are many design elements that go into making recreational kayaks safe while allowing for good performance.  So let your fears roll away, grab a paddle and give recreational kayaking a try!

*As with all sports, there is risk involved, but just getting in your car everyday is risky!  If you wear the proper attire and a lifejacket, kayaking is a great way to get outside comfortably and safely.

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Candace_Weaver0006w.jpgName- Candace


Position at Lifetime Products- Watersports Marketing Manager for Lifetime and Emotion brand kayaks

How long at Lifetime Products- Since January 2012!  I came as a packaged deal with the acquisition of Emotion Kayaks where I’d been for over a year.


Topics I blog about- Events and news in water sports, places to kayak, and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.

My favorite products from Lifetime- Any of the Kayaks and paddleboards.  One of these days I’ll get my hands on a Fold-up Trailer and a Camp and Tailgate Table!

On a Saturday afternoon you can find me- This question will always depend on the season!  When the weather outside is frightful, you can find me at one of the nearby ski resort enjoying the fresh snow and crisp air or snowshoeing through the mountains.  Once the sun is shinning and the birds are chirping, my Saturdays are spent outdoors hiking, backpacking, biking, paddle boarding or my most favorite activity of all, kayaking!  All while enjoying the company of good friends of course!

My favorite escape- Anything whitewater, whether it be kayaking or rafting.  A more relaxing escape would be taking my camera out into the wilderness to photograph everything from wildlife to serene landscapes.

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