There are basic safety tips for Kayaking that everyone should learn to learn because of their own safety. You never ignore some things, especially if you can’t swim. Some of these safety measures are as follows.
Wear appropriate clothing for your climate – if you are using sit inside kayaks, then you don’t have to worry a lot about clothing because it shields you from harsh weather conditions, but if you are using sit-on-tops, you’ll have to dress well as it leaves you exposed.
Be aware of water temperature and weather conditions – be ready for changes in weather and just in case a capsize occurs. If you are paddling in cold water, wear a dry suit so as to keep yourself warm, while if it’s on warm water, don’t expose yourself to the sun. Just put on a long-sleeved shirt.
Make sure someone knows about your paddle plan that is about how long you will be gone, location, the day’s activities, and how many people will be there. After that, make sure you don’t change the plan.
When Kayaking in a new area, make sure you do some research about weather patterns of that particular place, currents, and the shoreline conditions. You should also make sure there is an escape root just in case things don’t go as planned.
Wear your flotation device- it’s a must that all kayaks consist of life jackets; a flotation device is important because in case you fall into the water, you can’t swim, and your head will remain above water as well as keeping you warm. There are some of this device that is specifically made for paddlers; you can buy yourself one.
These tips are important, and you should keep them in your mind, don’t assume that everything will be fine things happen, so you just need to get prepared. All the best in your kayaking trip. You are all set.