Tag: kayak

Safe boating tips to follow while going for kayaking

Safe boating tips to follow while going for kayaking

Sports
With kayaking sports now the most popular participatory outdoor activity among Americans (even more than softball) bringing increasing numbers of paddlers to the Elkhorn, a coalition of organizations saw the need to alert those un-familiar with this popular whitewater stream to a safer way to enjoy its many and varied wonders. While recognizing that the natural environment poses risks for the boating public, the purpose of this is to describe some of these risks and how to better manage them. Water levels Always keep in mind that the gauge on the US 460 Bridge pylon is color-coded: red covers levels above 3 feet (means do not paddle unless an expert paddler. as the dam life-threatening), yellow covers 1.5 - 3 feet (means that your skills need to be intermediate or expert with no ...
Kayaking, kayak games, more in Huron River, San Francisco Bay, coast waters

Kayaking, kayak games, more in Huron River, San Francisco Bay, coast waters

Lifestyle, Sports
Ann Arbor Offers Kayaking on the Huron River Kayakers can drive to Delhi Park and launch rented electric powered kayak into the Huron River, then glide through cattails along the shore and float slowly downstream. The river is wide and serene, making it hard to believe that downtown Ann Arbor is just a few miles away. The route takes paddlers under an old low railroad bridge and around wide bends. A few miles down, the river curves and on the bank high above, a palatial stone mansion in the Tudor style stands, with its stone boat house, a reminder of the Great Gatsby life made possible in nearby Detroit in the early days of the auto boom. The two-hour easy electric powered kayak paddling takes kayakers to a landing at Barton's Pond. Sun and Snow Ski Swim and Paddle arranges several type...
Learn how to find, train for rogue river kayaking events

Learn how to find, train for rogue river kayaking events

Sports
More advanced paddlers for surf kayak or those interested in competing often seek out kayak racing events. Many local clubs offer competitive events. Becoming a spectator at venues, such as paddling festivals, is a great introduction to get a feel for what types of surf kayak events are available. Competitive Rogue River Kayaking Events Competitive rogue river kayaking events are held on both flat water and white water. Events vary in length, with shorter distances running 200, 500 and 1000 meters. These sprint races take place on flat, calm waters and usually run a straight course. Distance races include marathons (26 miles) and other events that are much longer. These events on lakes and rivers usually involve maneuvering around obstacles and may even be broken into stages. The...
See Ann Arbor, San Francisco, and Chicago by modular kayak

See Ann Arbor, San Francisco, and Chicago by modular kayak

Lifestyle
Whether a kayaker is a beginner, intermediate or advanced in skill level, these cities offer enjoyable tours with guides who can explain the city along the way by modular kayak. Ann Arbor Offers Kayaking on the Huron River by modular kayak Kayakers can drive to Delhi Park and launch rented modular kayak into the Huron River, then glide through cattails along the shore and float slowly downstream. The river is wide and serene, making it hard to believe that downtown Ann Arbor is just a few miles away. The route takes paddlers under an old low railroad bridge and around wide bends. A few miles down, the river curves and on the bank high above, a palatial stone mansion in the Tudor style stands, with its stone boat house, a reminder of the Great Gatsby life made possible in nearby D...
Swift kayak, kayaking ethical code and outdoor activities on Sanibel Island

Swift kayak, kayaking ethical code and outdoor activities on Sanibel Island

Lifestyle
Developing a personal code of ethics for swift kayak takes more than reviewing someone else's list of recommendations. It takes personal commitment, time on the water, and thoughtful analysis of new ideas or experiences. Take these recommendations with a grain of salt, be skeptical and adopt them through the lens of your own experience and personal success. Most of all, share what works with others and preserve the waterfront for future use by paddlers that have yet to come. Pre-Trip Planning - You are the primary person available to ensure your own safety in swift kayak. Good pre-trip planning will reflect this responsibility. Be aware of regulations and special concerns that apply to the area to be traveled Be prepared for extreme weather conditions, natural hazards, and commo...
Why river fishing kayak is in trend and demand

Why river fishing kayak is in trend and demand

Lifestyle
River fishing kayak is a popular trend in sport fishing. Kayak dealers have now started customizing some of their recreational kayaks for fishing including such items as rod holders, anchor trolleys, fish finders and bait containers. Hobie and Native Watercraft, among other manufacturers, even developed a unique way to propel a kayak, using pedals instead of a paddle. In addition, there is a tremendous amount of gear designed specifically for kayak fishing. So, why use a kayak to go fishing? River fishing kayak requires low cost River fishing kayak comes at low cost and demands easy maintenance. Comparing the cost of a kayak rigged for fishing to the cost of a boat, motor and trailer, a fisherman can save a lot of money. Of course, adding in ongoing fuel costs, registration and ...