Kayaking Basics for Beginners


Learn the basics of kayaking, about different types of kayaks, and kayaking safety measures in this free online video series.

Series Summary

Kayaks have been used for thousands of years, the oldest kayaks dating back 4,000 years. Inuit Indians, who invented and named the kayak, have always used them as an effective means for hunting sea animals such as sea lions. Today the majority of kayaks are used for recreation. From sea kayaks to white water kayaks, these amazingly versatile boats are employed and enjoyed all around the world. Learning how to use a kayak is not exactly intuitive and getting instruction from a professional instructor is paramount for beginners. If you would like to learn kayaking basics before getting in the water, learn for free from one of our experts. In this free online video series, learn kayaking basics from expert kayaking instructor Lloyd Reeves. Lloyd will teach you important kayaking tips on kayak maintenance, how to choose and buy a kayak, how to buy a kayak paddle, and how to use the kayaking buddy system. He will demonstrate basic kayaking techniques such as how to get out of the kayak and stay dry, how to paddle a kayak and not fall out, how to turn a kayak, and how to transport kayaks.

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