Whitewater Kayaks

Whitewater Kayaks from Lost Paddle

Whitewater kayaking is an experience like no other. There’s just something so exciting about kayaking with the water raging around you. It’s an adrenaline rush in beautiful surroundings, and it’s also highly addictive.

If you’ve fallen in love with the thrill, then it’s probably time to invest in your very own whitewater kayak. And, lucky for you, here at Lost Paddle, we have a great selection to choose from.

Keep Capacity in Mind

Before you start shopping for whitewater kayaks, make sure you know your weight plus the approximate weight of the gear you intend to take in your kayak. This is important since different kayaks will have different weight capacities.

If you try to go over the weight capacity, you’ll end up with a kayak that sits too low in the water, which can be dangerous and uncomfortable. However, you also don’t want to go with a kayak that’s way too big for you since this can make it difficult to control. Thus, you have to find the best size for you, your skill level, and your gear.

Choose Your Hull

There are many different types of whitewater kayaks, as well as many varying features. One important feature is the hull, which is typically going to be a planing hull or a displacement hull.

Planing hulls are excellent for helping with turning, but they are typically a better choice for those with experience. Beginners might be better off choosing a displacement hull since it allows for easy maneuverability and control.

Consider Volume

Each kayak also has a volume measurement. This measurement tells you how much water the kayak could hold, but it can also tell you a lot about the kayak itself. For example, a kayak that has more volume is often easier to maneuver and floats high-up on the water more easily, while a lower-volume kayak is often faster and requires more skill to successfully manipulate.

Contact Us for Assistance

As you can see, there are many factors that affect which kayak you should choose. But, fortunately, you’re not alone! Here at Lost Paddle, we don’t just offer whitewater kayaks for sale. We're also glad to offer advice and support to help you choose the perfect kayak. So, if you need us, we’re just a quick phone call away. We look forward to serving you!