A guide to choosing a buoyancy aid for kayaking

How to Choose a Buoyancy Aid for Kayaking and Canoeing

A buoyancy aid is an essential piece of equipment to help you stay safe on the water. We have put together a full guide on personal flotation devices (PFD's) so that you can make the best choice when buying a buoyancy aid for kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding and other watersports.
Kayak Hatch Guide

Different Types of Kayak Hatches

We give you the low-down on the various types of hatch covers found on kayaks and discuss how good they are at keeping water out of your kayak.
A Guide To Paddling Posture and Technique

Paddling Posture & Technique

Bad paddling posture can turn a great day’s kayaking into a bad day’s kayaking. The following guide to paddling posture and paddle strokes applies to the majority of paddlers and will help improve your kayaking experience!
Plastics Used in Kayak and Canoe Production

The Different Types of Plastic Used in Kayaks and Canoes

Rotomoulded Kayaks and Canoes are generally made from Polyethylene PE plastic. There are several grades of Polyethylene including High Density, Medium Density and Low Density, and each types has it's pro's and con's. We discuss the use of each plastic in kayak production so that you can choose the correct kayak for your needs.
Hobie Kayaks UK - Buy Hobie Mirage Kayaks from Cornwall Canoes

Why Choose A Hobie Kayak?

Hobie produce the very best pedal drive kayaks to give you the ultimate kayaking experience on the water. Powered by the efficient Mirage Drive, you can cruise thge water with ease. We discuss what makes these craft a superb option for kayak fishing, wildlife photography and general touring and exploring.
What To Wear Kayaking Guide

What To Wear - A Paddlesports Guide

 "Dress for the Water, Not the Weather" - We run through the basics of what we wear when paddling and cover recreational sit on tops to SUPs, sea kayaks and kayak fishing - all have variations on what clothing and other kit are appropriate at different times of the year.
Choosing the right Spraydeck for your Kayak

How to Choose and Size a Spraydeck

Kayaks come in all shapes and sizes and designs vary hugely across disciplines. Likewise there are a wide range of spraydeck sizes, shapes and constructions. The spraydeck is an important piece of kit and choosing the right one for your kayak can be a bit of a minefield so we've written this guide to help you find the right spraydeck size for you and your kayak.
Kayak & Canoe Trolley Guide

Different Types of Kayak & Canoe Trolleys

A handy guide to walk you through the different types of kayak & canoe trolleys available.

As with many things in life, "it's easy when you know how" so we've put together some useful guides to help make paddling as simple and fun as possible.