Swimsuits are great for kayaking in warm weather They’re perfect for getting wet. If it’s a nice warm day and the water temperature isn’t too cold, that’s all you really need. Maybe a quick-dry shirt and matching shorts.
The better choice is a dry suit.
Any clothing that is waterproof is the way to go. A kayak dry suit is ideal, but even beginners can find suitable clothing right at home.
Shoes can range from old sneakers with wool socks to river sandals to neoprene boots for wetsuits, “wellies” and special paddling shoes. Kayakers, whether touring or white-water kayakers, need to consider seating comfort, how well their shoes support against bulkheads and footpegs, and how well their heels rest.
Footwear: Neoprene paddling shoes are ideal as they are lightweight, water resistant and protect toes and soles. Any footwear that does the same will work just fine. However, water sandals offer less protection than booties and can collect gravel, sand and dirt underfoot when getting in and out.
Crocs make great kayak shoes. They are comfortable, breathable and have holes that drain water very well. Also, Crocs have a strap at the back that helps keep them on your feet. And the material Crocs are made of lets them float, which is great if they slip and fall in the water.
Kayaking is a great sport for any beginner. As with cycling, it is relatively easy to learn. Within a few hours you will be paddling along happily. There are so many different styles of kayaking – from flatwater kayaking to sea kayaking to whitewater kayaking.
Instead of cotton, wear synthetic materials like polyester, fleece or Gore-Tex. This means you shouldn’t show up to your kayak tour in jeans and a cotton t-shirt unless you like it cold and wet.
Canoeing and kayaking are low-impact activities that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. Specific health benefits include: Improved cardiovascular fitness. Increased muscle strength, especially in the back, arms, shoulders and chest, from the movement of the paddle.
In general, kayaks are safe and will not tip over without reason. Most often when someone experiences this it is due to a lack of balance or conditions on the water that are beyond their control. For example, even for a beginner, it’s quite difficult to tip over in a recreational kayak on a calm river.
A waterproof sandal is versatile and often suitable for most day trips and relaxed kayaking trips. Unless you need extra traction or foot protection, there’s no reason you should choose a closed-toe shoe over a sandal. Check out these extremely durable and stylish outdoor sandals from Teva.