Originally kayaks were made to be sailed or to be used on till, calm lake water. But with passing year use of kayaks in ocean kayaking is increased and now this ocean kayak is also very popular. Original design of kayak was suitable for calm water but for using it for sailing on sea their design is somewhat modified. To cope up with changing weather of ocean these kayaks are built more wide and their cargo carrying capacity is better than whitewater kayaks.
The best part of this ocean kayak is that they can glide when needed, so ocean kayak can move around without making any kind of noise; this is perfect for who loves to watch nature or love to photography with complete concentration or best thing fishing. Unlike the motor boats these ocean kayak will be quite, an ideal condition for fishing.
Ocean kayaking is not the same as kayaking in lake. You must learn basics of ocean kayaking before kayaking trip. If you are beginner then, it advisable for you take some experienced person with you on ocean kayaking trip. Always check whether your ocean kayak and other gears are in excellent condition before starting kayak trip. Do not forget to carry container that floats with you.
If you are planning to buy one ocean kayak for you they decide if you are planning to use ocean kayak with your family, as ocean kayak needs to be perfectly balanced float on ocean water perfectly. It is very important to check sea worthiness of an ocean kayak.
Getting a perfect ocean kayak is not a problem. There are many websites and online store are there on internet that will give you quite good ocean kayak and gears. Never attempt to use your whitewater or lake kayak in ocean, it could be dangerous.
Basic structure of ocean kayak is completely different. Ocean kayaks are huge; means have longer length than normal kayaks. These ocean kayaks are about fifteen plus feet longer and about 26 inches wider. Cockpit of ocean kayaks can be built as per your specification if you want it large choose larger. Most common size of ocean kayaks is in between 12 to 15 feet and usually kayaks long lengths are built for two paddlers. Ocean kayak usually 18" to 28" wide but some special type of kayak like surf skies, which is specially designed for wave surfing are not wide. Longer length of ocean kayaks increases their stability while sailing and keep them in straight line.
Weekend trip with night camping is popular amongst recreational kayakers and you can combine ocean kayaking tour with watching wild life. Contemporary ocean kayak are designed to carry more equipments and things for trip for two weeks. Even expedition kayaks are there, which can be loaded with very heavy load.
With few training sessions of ocean kayaking and you are ready to go for kayak trip that too with your family. These coaching sessions are available on all major beaches and sports clubs. This will defiantly help you to have fun kayak trip.