Equipment for river, lake and coastal kayaking.
Like many equipment intensive sports, kayaking requires some basic
equipment and accessories. Don't let the long list below scare you
off. The basic equipment you need includes a kayak, paddle, PFD
(Life Jacket), and in Florida, a noise making device (a plastic
whistle will do nicely).
As you develop your skills, there are a number of kayaking accessories
that can make your on-the-water experience more comfortable and
enjoyable and provide additional safety. Use the links below to
find more information on various pieces of equipment and accessories.
||Equipment manufacturer web sites
||Estimated retail prices in U.S. dollars