Whitewater Kayaking – How Do I Get Started? Well, that’s a good question! Let me tell you about the 5 essential pieces of gear you will need, and some quick safety advice, so you can start exploring those easier rivers and learning the ropes. Before you leave the house for that long drive to the river, make sure you count to five.
Ensure that you have these 5 essential pieces of gear: 1. Kayak 2. Paddle 3. Spray Skirt 4. PFD (Personal Flotation Device, AKA Life Jacket) 5. Helmet.
If you don’t have all this stuff, maybe go hiking instead!