Anyone who has been involved in this activity can say that they have had an incredible experience, combining the water element with an unprecedented feeling of freedom, something that is missing from modern times. So, after this brief introduction, we can clearly say that canoe kayak is an outdoor marine activity, which, in addition to being recreational, also has a competitive character, participating in the Olympic Games since 1936. Let’s learn, some information about it.
First of all, we must emphasize that the canoe and the kayak are two different types of boats, which we may not be aware of from our habit of pronouncing them together. In short, the first ones tend to be more spacious, open at the top and the rowers are kneeling or completely sitting inside and the paddle used is one with a flat ladle. On the contrary, kayak boats are smaller, closed at the top, and with an opening in the middle (or as many openings as the number of rowers) where the rowers sit. A double paddle with a hollow spoon is used here. That is, the image that most of us have in mind with the double oar and the torso of the rower being an extension of the boat is the kayak. For greater convenience when we see the symbol C somewhere it refers to the canoe, while with K it is symbolized in the kayak. Of course when talking about beginners what is usually suggested is the kayak boat.
Let's see, now, what benefits we can get from participating in such an independent boat activity. First of all, it is a very effective exercise for our whole body with main muscle groups the upper extremities, back, and torso in general. Secondly, the benefits for mental health are remarkable, since we can enjoy the endless blue, escape from the problems of everyday life, and experience a sense of freedom.
- Suitable clothes
- Sunscreen and hat even if it is cloudy
So if you consider all the benefits you can get from participating in a kayak activity, depending on the fact that there is no discrimination at the coaching level, then whether you are young or old, this is the best choice. Do not forget that it combines the marine element with the peace and tranquility of nature!!!