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Using a Dive Kayak for the Serious Kayak Diver

Using a diving kayak to explore certain parts of fresh or salt water can be very adventurous.  Then kayak angling essentially took over as the dominant sport.  Well the adventuring spirit still dwells within us, so we say kayak diving is back!  And in fact, more dedicated scuba divers are looking into kayaks for exploring areas beyond their diving points.  Plus let’s not forget that kayak divers can get to places that most boats cannot reach.                          Kayaks and Diving – Like Cake and Ice-cream When you stop and think, kayaking and diving have a lot more in common than you might realize.  Like cake and ice cream, Laurel and Hardy, peanuts and cracker…

A Message to First Time Kayak Buyers

If you’re considering kayaks, thinking about your very first kayak purchase, are curious about the sports of kayaking or kayak fishing, and still wonder if kayaks are right for you, then read on adventurer! Many communities here in the US and around the world are close to bodies of water open to the public for recreation. If you own a boat, you already know this. What you might not realize is you may not be able to enjoy all the aspects of your local aquatic playground. In other words, you’re not experiencing the water “up-close.” NONE SHALL PASS? If there is a stream littered with rocks that runs across a valley between mountains, would you navigate your motorboat through it? Or what about a fishing…

Kayaking for Exercise: The Ultimate Side Effect

When you think of fishing, you may not think of fitness, but guess what?  Kayak fishing is different, thanks to kayaking for exercise!  Many anglers and outdoorsmen and women forget that exercise is a common side effect of their kayaking efforts.  In fact, we’re calling it the ultimate side effect! Truth be told, we wish more yakers would use their kayaks chiefly for fitness.  But with all the fish biting and the great coves, fjords, rivers, and whitewater to explore, there’s plenty of fun to be had with kayaking without thinking about fitness.  But like it or not kayakers, you’re getting exercise.  So if you stop and consider kayaking for exercise, you’ll take advantage of the ultimate side effect in the form of three core…

3 Reasons You Need to Take Your Family Kayaking

It’s a scenario most of us are familiar with: you and your partner work hours and hours each week in an office, you spend your free time caring for the house and kids, who are in school during the day.  All the while, any down time is spent in front of the TV, the Internet, or maybe with the kids playing video games. Sound like your family?  Well it’s time to get everyone to family kayaking! Kayaking with your whole family is a great way to spend a day or a whole weekend outdoors.  Take a look at Malibu Kayaks’ top three reasons to kayak with your family. Benefit #1: Kayaking lets you and family escape the modern world In a day and age where…

Fishing Kayak or Motorboat: The Angler’s Dilemma

If you love to fish and find yourself wanting to venture past the shore or the dock, you need a fishing vessel. Sure, there are a variety of choices out there, but for simplicity sake, let's narrow them down to two main options: a fishing kayak or a motorboat. When it comes to convenience and ease of stealth fishing, the kayak wins hands down. Now how do you convince your dock fishing brother-in-law to be the next convert into the growing sport of kayak fishing? Sometimes convenience is king: and a 12 or 14 foot plastic boat that needs little maintenance and is easier to store is going to work better for a lot of anglers than a 26 foot boat that requires both body...

Kayaking with Your Dog

Who says the only thing you can do with your dog is go for a walk or play fetch?  Kayaking and paddling are fun activities for a hot day with your dog, especially if your dog enjoys being out on the open sea or going for a swim.  But before you take the plunge, make sure both you and your dog are ready for such a voyage.  Go through our checklist to make sure you and your best friend are prepared for your kayak expedition. Is your dog well-behaved?  Above all else, this is rule one.  A well-disciplined hound will be a better kayaker than an unruly one.  Plus, if your dog is not the biggest fan of water, they may become anxious or rambunctious….

How to Kayak with Your Kids – Build the Love of Kayaking Early

If you love kayaking and have little ones, it’s never too early to introduce them to your passion for kayaking. With careful planning, supervision, and adherence to our guidelines, your love for kayaking may very likely pass on to your kids. Before we get into specifics, let’s talk about how young you can introduce your children to kayaking. In the early infant and toddlers years, just having your child interact with the kayak and paddles while safely on land may be sufficient. As they get older, are walking, and can confidently grasp and hold a paddle, this is the time where the real lessons begin. Safety First Before either you and your child step into a kayak, be sure to lay out all rules and…

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