How do you get into whitewater kayaking?

How much does a white water kayak cost?

The average price for a white water kayak is around $700-$800. Some more expensive models are made of Kevlar and fiberglass so they’re stronger, lighter, and stiffer than cheaper ones that may not be as well constructed or durable.

Can beginners do kayaking?

Kayaking is a great sport for any beginner to learn. Like cycling, it’s relatively simple to pick up. Within a few hours you’ll be paddling along happily. There are so many different types of kayaking – from flatwater kayaking to sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking.

Does kayaking get boring?

You’ll never get bored. What flat skills do you need before even thinking of white water? The key thing is to be totally comfortable in navigating the kayak in any direction.

Is white water kayaking safe?

Using widely available public data we can compare whitewater paddling against a number of familiar activities. Its accident rate ranked well below those reported for recreational swimming (2.6) and for bicycling (1.6) Whitewater kayaking had a higher fatality rate, 2.9 per 100,000.

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