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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.

Does Aloe Vera Gel Expire?

Does Aloe Vera Gel Expire?

Aloe vera gel can generally last for around two years if stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and humidity, or longer if kept in the fridge. Raw…

Guide To Kayak Hull Designs

Guide To Kayak Hull Designs

When you’re choosing a kayak, it can be important to know about the various kayak hull designs. The shape and style of the hull can have an effect on the…

Kayak Hatch Kits Explained

Kayak Hatch Kits Explained

A kayak hatch can be a great way of storing gear when you’re out on the water. Many of them are designed to offer watertight storage so that you can…

What Are Strainers On A River

What Are Strainers On A River?

Strainers on a river can be a dangerous hazard when you’re kayaking, canoeing or fishing. But what causes them and why are they so dangerous? To help you look out…

What Is An Eddy In A River?

What Is An Eddy In A River?

Quick Answer Eddies can often be found in a river or stream where an object is causing an interruption to the flow of the current. The current in an eddy…