Kayaking is a modern way to enjoy a traditional mode of Native American transportation. The traditional kayak was born in the Arctic regions of North America, where native tribes such as the Inuit (or Eskimos) used the kayak to get from place to place over water. Kayaks have a characteristically open body, allowing one to three paddlers full ability to sit in the kayak and immerse themselves in the kayak body, or cockpit. To protect the cockpit from filling up with water, Native Americans stretched waterproof fabrics over it, so that rolling the kayak in the water did not let the kayak fill with water and sink, or expel its paddlers.
Kayaking is now a sport, and it can be a fun way to enjoy the water. It is also a great way to exercise, considering all the paddling that has to be done. If you are interested in kayaking, you also need to know the basics of today's kayak kayaking podgorica. Today's kayaks are relatively inexpensive, and because kayaks are easier to store than larger modes of water transportation, such as boats, they can be extremely popular. Before buying a kayak, you need to know the different kinds of kayaks, and you may need to read different kayak reviews.
There are five main classifications of kayaks, and under these main classifications are several important sub-classifications. Kayaks are classified mainly due to their use: they can be used for whitewater rafting, surfing, general recreation, expedition or touring purposes, and day tripping or light touring. The popular fishing kayak, for instance, is a kayak built initially for general recreation, but fitted with accessories, features, and tools that can allow the kayak to be used for fishing.
There are also two ways that a kayak can be ridden. A sit-on-top kayak sails with the riders on an open area on the top of the kayak, while a cockpit style kayak involves sitting inside the kayak cockpit up to one's waist. Some kayaks can be paddled by one person, two, or three, depending on how long it is, or how many cockpits it contains. Keep all of these configurations and uses in mind when reading kayak reviews, because they will give you a fairly good idea what to look for. That is, you need to know exactly what to do with your kayak and how many people you want it to sail in; if you find a kayak that fits these needs, and is reviewed to fit them perfectly, then you have a bargain on your hands.