What Is Good Weather for Kayaking? Making the Most of Your Environment

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Weather is one of those factors that can make or break a kayaking experience. However, a little understanding can go a long way toward enabling you to make the best of any given environment with little disruption.  This guide will cover all you need to know about optimal kayaking weather conditions and detail everything you’ll … Read more

Kayaking in the Rain: The Ultimate Guide to Kayaking Safely in the Rain

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Kayaking may be weather-dependent but you can still go out in most weather conditions. However, some situations can make your kayaking less pleasant–and even dangerous.  Rainy weather, for instance, is reason enough for most kayakers to stay out of the water. Others don’t let the showers stop them. If you belong to the latter group … Read more

What to Do When Kayaking in a Thunderstorm

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Every kayaker knows that it’s never a good idea to go paddling when there’s a thunderstorm. But sometimes things don’t go according to plan, and the weather can change unexpectedly. Getting caught in a thunderstorm while kayaking is scary because you can get in serious trouble. As a kayaker, preparing for all kinds of potential … Read more

How Much Wind Is Too Much for Kayaking?

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Recreational kayakers should be safe in wind speeds up to 10 knots (12 mph). Winds above 17 knots (19 mph) are generally too strong for kayaking and should only be tackled by experienced paddlers. If you’re sea kayaking or kayak fishing, you should exercise caution in wind speeds greater than 8 knots (9-10 mph). Weather … Read more