So, you’ve been kayaking for a while now, and you feel like you’ve got to grips with the basics. Perhaps you’re ready to try new adventures or explore different types of water ways.
The beauty of kayaking is the variety that it offers. You don’t have to do the same kind of kayaking every time, you can mix it up with different locations, different styles and even different types of vessels.
At Cambridge kayaks we have a wide variety of different types of kayaks for sale, and our expert team has vast experience in helping our customers discover what kayaking can offer them.
If you’re past the beginner stage and you want to find out more about expanding your kayaking skills, read on!
Improve your stamina
One of the most important factors in improving your kayaking skills is to improve your stamina and overall fitness so you can take on more challenging water or paddle for longer periods of time.
Your stamina will build up as you continue to practice your paddling, however if you wish to speed up the process you could look at other ways to improve this – such as hitting the gym or trying out other exercise methods.
Spend as much time as possible paddling
As with anything, the more you practice or train the better your skills will become. We advise getting out on the water as much as possible. Try and set aside some time every week or every other week to practice your paddling and you’ll be feeling more confident before you know it.
Being able to roll your kayak if you flip it is an important skill to master. Of course, you can swim if you flip the kayak, but if you can roll the kayak back up it is much easier to get back to paddling again.
Try different bodies of water
The more variety you include in your kayaking journeys the more experience you’ll build up dealing with different bodies of water.
From choppy coastlines to calm lakes and even winding rivers, there is an abundance of different waterways to enjoy. Literally ‘push the boat out’ and try something new.
Join a club
There are many membership clubs up and down the country which you can join in order to enjoy kayaking with groups of other people.
Kayaking with peers can help improve your skills as you learn from others and build confidence with like-minded people.
Many clubs also offer courses so you can fine tune your skills.
Try different weather conditions
You don’t have to just kayak in clear weather – although of course if I’d much easier if it’s a sunny day and the water is calm.
Kayaking is an all-weather sport and can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. So why not set yourself the challenge to get out on the water in different weather conditions. Rain or shine, kayaking is exhilarating and fun, and the best way to experience it is to tackle different weather conditions.
If you’d like to find out more about how to up skill your kayaking game or if you’re looking for kayaks for sale, get in touch with Cambridge kayaks today.