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Kayak Theory – Learn About Kayaking

Everything you wanted to know about kayaking.
How-to guides, paddling tips, kayak maintenance and general questions and answers based around all things kayaking.

Strokes and Technique

Strokes and techniques for beginners to advanced kayakers.

Learn how to paddle your kayak with different techniques and styles from calm waters though to Class VI rapids.

Transportation Theory

Learn about kayak transportation theory by manually carrying your kayak, shipping a kayak or moving your boat without a rack.

Kayak Maintenance

Look after and maintain your kayak properly so that it lasts longer.

Learn about paint and wax to protect a kayak hull from harmful UV rays that come from the sun and repair holes that may have been caused by damage from your last kayaking adventure.


Kayak safety is very important.

Learn what to do (and what NOT to do) when paddling a kayak. There are certain rules that are recommended to be followed to keep you safe in dangerous waters and unpredictable weather.

Woman deflating kayak for cleaning

How To Clean And Dry Out An Inflatable Kayak

Get ready for a spotless inflatable kayak that’s ready for any water adventure! Say goodbye to mold and mildew ruining your kayak, and hello to a hassle-free packing process. Join…

Four kayaks on car roof

Ways To Transport Kayaks On A Car

Ready to hit the water with your kayak in “tow”? Whether you’re a seasoned kayaker or just starting out, transporting your kayak on your car roof is a great way…

Kayaks on freestanding kayak racks

DIY Kayak Rack Ideas and Plans

Create a personalized storage solution for your kayak with a budget-friendly DIY kayak rack. A DIY kayak rack can give you a custom rack at a fraction of the cost…

Two kayaks on top of car attached upside down

Can Kayaks Be Transported Upside-Down?

Paddle ready, kayak loaded, and now it’s time to hit the water! But wait, how should you transport your beloved kayak to the destination? Up or down? Does it even…

Fit woman raising hands with paddle on kayak surrounded by lake and mountains

How Many Calories Does Kayaking Burn?

Kayaking can be a great way to burn calories while enjoying nature, unlike being stuck inside a windowless gym. But you’ve probably been wondering just how many calories you can…

Whitewater kayaker paddling in dangerous rapids

Is Kayaking Dangerous? 15 Dangers To Avoid

Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or you’re about to take your first paddling strokes in a kayak, you might be wondering: Is kayaking dangerous? And the answer is, yes, it…

Kayaks with kayak seats installed

Can You Drill Holes Into A Kayak?

If you’ve just bought a new kayak or you’re looking to upgrade an old one, you’re probably wondering how you can attach accessories to it. Most of the time, adding…