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Hawaii kayaks

Discussion in 'On the Water' started by JoshPosh, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Pathfinder

    Alright, I've never had the pleasure of using these when I use to go camping with my family back in the day. I think it would be fun. No longer do I have to climb over rocks to get to isolated areas on the rocky shore. I can just bypass the entire point. I can even bring my dog with me, and it has a beer holder.

  2. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    Oh yea, I think those are called ocean kayaks? The main difference being that they are open instead of being closed off around the legs. Around where I live it is mainly lakes and rivers and when I go camping I see the other type of kayak a lot more often. When I've been to the beach in Florida I saw these things everywhere for using in the ocean but honestly I do not think it makes much difference. I find that with the closed kayaks, you don't get as wet but they can be a real pain when you need to get water out or clean them.

    This is a picture of a closed kayak:
  3. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Pathfinder

    Hmm,,......I don't see a a beverage (beer) holder. I think I'll stick with the one that does. hahahah
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  4. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    Well I find that the open ones are a bit more comfortable and easier to get into without cramping your legs. And if you are going to be sipping a beer and lounging on the lake (or ocean), it sounds like comfort is what you're after!

    BMWPOWER Moderator Staff Member

    I think the open top will be more user friendly to new people with no experience. The closed top is more for rough waters and open top for cruising around
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  6. Hello. Not so long ago I also tried to learn to kayak, but my hobby turned into something more when I saw a kitesurfing competition. It was a breathtaking sight. I also wanted to soar in the air and land softly on the water, but this requires more serious equipment, take a look yourself https://easy-surfshop.com/duotone-kiteboarding . This is not a cheap sport, but definitely worth your attention.
  7. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    Hi, there - sounds like a real challenge and lots of fun too. I would like to hear more about it.
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