Kayak Safety


Kayaking Safety

The number one aim of any kayaking adventure: that you go home safe at the end of the day. Follow these simple tips to ensure that every adventure is memorable for all the right reasons.

  • Always wear a buoyancy aid. There are a plethora of choices from fit, colour and quality of finish as well as a huge range of features from reflectors, whistles, pockets and so much more.

  •  Always carry means of calling for help and keep it in reach. If you find yourself in an emergency situation and you can’t lay your hands on it, it’s no use to you whatsoever. 

  • Check the weather (and tides, where applicable.) Before you head out, understand how they will affect you and your day out.

  • Tell someone where you’re going and when you plan to return. If you do not return they can raise the alarm and will know where to direct rescuers.

  • Wear clothing appropriate for your trip. A t-shirt and board shorts might be great in the summer, but it isn’t going to be much help in February. Likewise, a 6mm wetsuit is just as bad an idea in 30 degree heat.


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