Most paddlers start their careers doing flatwater kayaking. From learning the balance needed to paddling a few kilometers on a local lake are the initial steps all paddlers need to go through to gain confidence and get hooked to the sport. Flatwater is not just floating around on a small lake, it can also be a grand adventure at sea or weekend camping trips with your family or even early fishing before going to work!
Flatwater kayaks tend to be designed around these activities:
- Recreational kayaks are GENERALLY short (9 to 11 feet long) and made to help MANEUVERING and STABILITY.
- The classic sea kayaks are 16 feet+ kayaks that glides though the water with ease but require good balance and skill to be used to its full potential.
- hybrid touring kayaks or day touring are a mix of a rec boat and a sea kayak designed with a nice balance between performance, ease of use and enough storage for a weekend trip.
- Fishing kayaks are self explanatory, if you love to fish and want a small and nibble craft to get you to your secret spot, this category is for you!