Does the sound of raging whitewater send chills up your spine? Do you salivate at the thought of surfing a set of five-foot breakers in your touring kayak? Do you see pods of glistening Orcas in your dreams?
If so, you've come to the right place! Here at The Kayaking Journal, we aim to educate, inspire, entertain, and hopefully share our enthusiasm for the great sport of sea and whitewater kayaking.
We're not a big corporation or an online megastore, we're just a group of paddling enthusiasts who enjoy getting out and exploring nature and the great outdoors.
The goal of this site is to provide an online resource of kayaking information, equipment reviews, places to paddle, places to learn how to paddle, safety tips, and a whole lot more.No matter what your experience level, there are always new tips and tricks to learn, new gear to buy, new places to paddle. No matter if you're a:
Hopefully, we've got something here for you! If you're a whitewater enthusiast, check out our whitewater kayaking page. If you'd rather see ocean waves on the horizon, have a look at our sea kayaking page. If canoes are more your style, stop by our canoeing page. If you're in the market for a new boat, stop by the kayak review, inflatable kayaks or canoe review pages for information on the latest the industry has to offer.
If you're the type of person who prefers learning by watching rather than reading, you might find our kayaking videos of interest. And if you want to take a look at a paddlesport that's rapidly gaining in popularity, check out our stand up paddling section.
If you're planning on doing any touring or multi-day excursions, you might want to have a look at our new camping section. Many paddlers neglect their camping skills, and regret it. After all, that kayaking adventure of a lifetime could become a miserable trek if you're always hungry, or you're not getting a good night's sleep.
Have a tip or a suggestion you'd like to share? How about a topic you'd like us to explore or a piece of equipment you'd like us to rave about? Drop us an email and we'll see what we can do to help you out! We want this to be a friendly site where paddlers of all ages and skill levels can come and exchange ideas and hopefully learn a few things about this wonderful sport along the way.
Outfitting your touring kayak is an important consideration. In addition to a boat, paddle, and a PFD, you'll need a good spray skirt to keep the water out of your cockpit, a bilge pump, spare paddle, compass, VHF radio, navigation charts, camping supplies, and a host of other items.
See the Accessories page for more info on outfitting your kayak.
Liquid Logic Kayaks
Old Town Kayaks
Rogue River Canoes
Sea Eagle Kayaks