About six years ago I bought my first kayak, or what we also call a "yak". Since then I have had so many great experiences. From exploring caves along Lake Superior at the Apostle Islands and Pictured Rocks, spotting animals in hidden and unexplored rivers, and crossing lakes in northern Wisconsin.
There is nothing like the freedom of exploration on a kayak.
With the numerous types of kayaks for sale it can be very confusing for someone who is looking to purchase their first yak. From the material its made out of, to size, width, different types of paddles....it is sure to get overwhelming.
Are you wanting to explore only leisurely on lakes by your cabin, or take it to larger bodies of water or ocean bays?
There are three major types of kayaks:
3. What type of investment are you looking to make?
Tips when purchasing:
*Find a seat that you feel is comfortable and gives you enough support. You can be sitting a long time in your kayak and your back is often the first to feel the strain.
Other Investments for Kayaking:
It it an expensive hobby?
The nice thing about kayaking is that once you purchase everything needed, its a one time investment. I don't need to fill it up with gas, or buy a new one every year...
If you have any other questions regarding kayaking let me know. It is such a fun thing to do and great exercise!