Everything you need to know to get your kid started in kayaking
When deciding what type of kayak to buy for my family to learn on, I had to do a lot of reading about the different styles of kayaks that are out there and the benefits of each. What I learned is that sit-on-top kayaks are excellent for beginners, families, children and are so uncomplicated that anyone can feel comfortable beginning with one as all of the intimidation factor is taken away.
Are sit-on-top-kayaks easier to get started with than sit-inside kayaks?
(...and also, to Tandem or Not to Tandem)
What kayak is best for my kid?
You have decided kayaking is something you want to look into for your son or daughter, but where do you start?
What kind of kayak should you choose?
Should you get a sit-on-top or sit-inside?
A hard shell or inflatable?
A solo kayak or tandem?
What style of kayak is the safest, most comfortable, easiest to use,
Almost six years ago we moved into a little New England house with a river in the backyard and quickly discovered the joy of kayaking kids.
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