Recreational Kayaks are designed to be stable and directional. They usually have a large open cockpit for easy access and a wide stable hull; they often also have a small hatch for carrying gear.
Recreational kayaks are generally less than twelve feet in length, which although making them slower than a longer touring boat they are lighter and easier to handle both in the water and out.
Perfect for day trips and easy cruising Recreational kayaks are not so good for playing about in waves or rough water.
When choosing any kayak or canoe some considerations should be:
- Your height and weight: This will determine the size of kayak that will be right for you within a type. Some manufacturers do the same design kayak in a couple of sizes.
- Your budget: Some kayaks come in different outfitting levels in the same design hull. How much you have to spend can determine the construction materials and methods and comfort levels.
- Your paddling experience: How much and the type of paddling you have done will help choosing what sort of kayak to go for. If you have lots of experience you will be able to handle a less stable but faster kayak which will give more efficient paddling.
Some good recreational kayaks are:
Perception Sundance, Dagger Blackwater Exp 10.5, Dagger Approach 10.0 and 9.0
Double recreational kayaks are also available, some to have a look at would include:
Perception Kiwi 2, Perception Vista
If you need help deciding what type of kayak is most suitable for you and your individual requirement please call us at AS Watersports on 01392 219600 or visit us at AS Watersports, Haven Road, Exeter, Devon and we will be pleased to help you. Alternatively email our friendly and knowledgably staff at >email@example.com