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Kayaking For Beginners!

Kayaking For Beginners

Want to learn kayaking but don't know where to start? Need kayaking for beginners stuff but the info you find is too advanced? Stop searching, you have arrived at the right place. This site covers all the basics to get you paddling with "know how".

This online guide covers all the basics, with tips, safety advice and so much more!



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There are many reasons why people have made kayaking the fastest growing sport. Outdoor enjoyment, healthy exercise, connecting with friends, solitude, fishing, challenge, adventure, a peaceful escape - what's your reason?

In the many years that I have paddled, I have enjoyed helping others get a good start. I always encourage them to learn a few of the important basics - you know, the "kayaking for beginners" stuff ... before hitting the water. Why? Because you don't want to learn them after hitting the water. Really!


Why should you read further?

Because here are the things that will give you a smart start . . .


And there's ton's more help - free! Really, right here.

Like, how to lift your kayak, care and maintenance, roof racks, weather, resources, paddling locations, a Paddling Shop and you can even ask questions.

Here's the beginners stuff you're looking for. So get your favorite beverage, get comfortable and read on!


Paddling Organizations
linking to Smart-Start-Kayaking.com

Birmingham Canoe Club Alabama
Southwest Outdoor Club Arizona
Bay Area Sea Kayakers California
Western Sea Kayakers California
Connecticut Sea Kayakers Connecticut
Housatonic Valley Paddle Club Connecticut
West Florida Canoe and Kayak Club Florida
Georgia Canoe and Kayak Paddlers Georgia
Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club Georgia
Hoosier Canoe Club Indiana
Kansas Canoe and Kayak Assn. Kansas
Southern Maine Sea Kayaking Network Maine
Boston Sea Kayaking Club Massachusetts
Wild Turkey Paddlers Massachusetts
West Michigan Coastal Kayakers Assn. Michigan
Southern Nevada Paddling Group Nevada
Kayakvb.net North Carolina
Central New York Kayak Club New York
Long Island Paddlers New York
OKC Outdoor Network Oklahoma
Desert Kayak & Canoe Club Washington
Mad City Paddlers Wisconcin

Atlantic Kayak Association Canada
Mistaya Paddling Club Canada
Northwest Voyageurs Canada

If you'd like your paddling club listed here,
just use the "Feed Back" form and let me know!


Smart-Start-Kayaking.com
The "kayaking for beginners" stuff that will get you paddling in no time!



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