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There’s a reason kayaking is such a popular ocean sport worldwide
One of the many great things about kayaking is that it can be a remarkably safe ocean sport if you take the time to learn your gear and the water, and prepare for your trip ahead of time. It’s a fun activity which can cater to both beginners and experts alike, and be used for casual leisure or for sport and exercise.
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It’s important to understand that things can go wrong
When something goes awry while out on the water, understand that it will go wrong quickly. You can prepare ahead of time, learn the best safety procedures for extreme situations, and keep yourself as safe as possible while having fun paddling in the open ocean.
Understand potential risks and hazards involved with kayaking, and assume a safety conscious attitude with every decision you make while on the water.
Stay safe on the water
Staying safe while kayaking means preparing ahead of time, and using this simple guide you can get to paddling the water in no time! Remember to always practice conservative safety choices while on the water, and be honest with yourself about your skill level. It’s better to take it slow and get a feel for the sport than to end up in a dangerous situation.
So whether it’s your first time kayaking, or you’re looking to take the sport back up, we hope you’re jumping in a kayak in no time and enjoying the open water!
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Megan Jones is the lead author of Seaside Planet. She is an avid surfer, scuba diver, and travel enthusiast who takes any opportunity she can to spend time in the ocean. You can learn more about Meg and the rest of the editorial team here.