So you’re ready to take the plunge (figuratively, not literally) and buy a new kayak, right? The last thing you want is a kayak that capsizes the moment you set foot in it, leaving you soaking wet treading water while trying to figure out how to get back in the darn thing.
With that in mind, which kayak will be best to make sure you don’t take the plunge literally and can avoid an unexpected wet exit? For most, the answer is a nice, stable sit on top kayak, also known as a SOT kayak.
Paddle boarding has been taking the outdoor water sports world by storm. Ever since it exploded onto the scene several years ago taking the place of the then popular kite surfing, it has been the activity of choice for water sport enthusiasts of all stripes.
It’s a great activity for people of all levels but it’s especially appealing for beginners because there’s not really a special skill set required before you get started and there is relatively little in the way of gear that’s required to get set up. That being said, choosing a board can be quite a daunting task especially when first starting out.
If you’re like a lot of beginners looking to get your feet wet in the sport of paddle boarding, you’re probably wanting to get into it as cheaply as possible. That way if you don’t like it or if turns into just a passing fad, you won’t have shelled out a bunch of money for a piece of equipment you no longer use.