Many outdoor enthusiasts are turned off by the idea of stepping foot into cold water of winter and early spring. Contrary to popular belief, paddling in cold weather is doable and even fun. Cool air and water can be overlooked if you dress accordingly, but paying close attention to safety is the most important factor while paddling in cold water. The effects cold water can have on your body if your boat gets capsized are detrimental. Before you try cold water paddling, make yourself aware of the dangers and gauge your skill level before taking your boat out on the water in the frosty air. Read on for tips on how to be prepared and paddle safely in cold water.
Category: Austin Kayak
We would like to welcome our newest guest bloggers, Joel Cowen and Joseph Dowdy, from Austin Kayak!
Austin Kayak is a full service outdoor retailer based out of Austin, Texas, with locations in San Marcos, San Antonio, and Houston. They carry a huge variety of kayaks, canoes, and other water essentials!
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Our first post from Austin Kayak will be written by Mr. Dowdy, on the topic of Cold Weather Rafting (brr!). Joseph is an avid kayaker based out of the central Texas area. He has spent many a weekend and holiday on the Texas coast attending sea kayaking events or just having some fun with a kayak or paddleboard.
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