Kayaking Myths!

Kayaking Myths!

There are many myths out there about kayaking that can be misleading and lead to dangerous situations if taken as fact. Here are a few of the most common myths about kayaking:

Myth 1: Kayaking is dangerous and the risk of drowning is high.

This is false! Kayaking is an incredibly safe sport and the risk of drowning is actually quite low. Most of the risks associated with kayaking come from lack of experience, improper use of safety equipment, or environmental conditions.  Och Aye Canoe caters for complete beginners and runs sessions at a pace everyone is happy with, group size is small (maximum size 4 kayakers).  You do not need any equipment - just turn up and Och Aye Canoe will supply you with everything you need, all included in the price.  And if too windy your session may be rearranged to ensure safety.

Myth 2: Kayaking requires a lot of strength and athleticism.

This is also false! You don’t need to be an athlete to kayak. While some strength can be helpful in certain circumstances, kayaking is primarily about technique and understanding the water. If you have any queries around this / or any fears (!) then please get in-touch and I will happily reassure you 😀

Myth 3: Kayaks are difficult to manoeuvre.

This is not true! With some practice, kayaks are actually quite easy to manoeuvre and control. You can even steer a kayak with a paddle! With some instruction and experience, you can become an expert kayaker in no time.  Remember Och Aye Canoe will take people out who are complete beginners, all at your own pace!  All equipment provided.

I hope this clears up some of the myths about kayaking. Have fun and I hope to see you soon! 

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