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WHAT ARE KAYAKS?
Kayaks are small lightweight watercraft which are propelled and steered using a double-bladed paddle. Kayaks are used on still water, whitewater and open water, with sit-on-top kayak, fishing kayak and touring kayak options available. Most kayaks sold are designed to carry one person, but there are also tandem kayaks built for two people, which are great for exploring with friends.
For thousands of years, kayaks have been made out of wood. Modern kayaks are now built using CAD and materials like fibreglass, Kevlar, plastic or poly-fabric, among many others. One and two person kayaks are available, plus open water kayaks designed for long distance travel. Kayaking is fun, and great exercise, so whether you are in Sydney, Melbourne, or somewhere else near the water in Australia, it could be time to expand your outdoor adventure options with recreational kayaks, touring kayaks, stand up paddle boards, wetsuits and other watersports gear. While investigating kayaks at Anaconda, check out our impressive roof racks also, all constructed by premium manufacturers for carrying specialist kayak, boating and watersports equipment.
WHAT TYPES OF KAYAKS DOES ANACONDA SELL?
Kayaks are extremely versatile and can be used for recreational exercise, sightseeing, whitewater rafting, fishing or touring long distances in freshwater or saltwater. If you have a specific purpose in mind, it's best to spend some time to choosing the right type of kayak so you don't waste time and money on something that doesn't have the features you need or provide the performance you're looking for.
Fortunately, Anaconda has every kayaking solution you could hope for, all available online of from any of our Australia-wide network of retail outlets. Our collection includes salt water kayaks, open water kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks and Sit-In Kayaks, whitewater kayaks, fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks and more. Our kayaking and boating accessories range is just as extensive, including GPS systems, first aid equipment, fish finders, rod holders, wetsuits, life jackets and everything else required for having fun in the sun.
Sit-In Kayaks are inspired traditional wood kayaks. To ride a sit-in kayak, you climb in through an open cockpit. Your entire lower body is enclosed inside the cockpit. Some kayaks even have a skirt that wraps around your waist that seals the cockpit from water splashes and rain. This makes paddling in cold water more pleasant. If too much water gets in or if you tip over a Sit-In Kayak, you'll have to drain out the water from shore.
Sit-On-Top Kayaks evolved from surfboards fitted with backrests to adapt them for paddling. You sit on top of the kayak with your entire body exposed to the elements, which makes them very easy to get in and out of. Sit-On-Top Kayaks are more popular for leisure or recreational use, as well as for use in warm weather.
WHAT KAYAK DOES ANACONDA RECOMMEND FOR BEGINNERS?
For beginners, Sit-On-Top kayaks are much easier to learn on because they are a bit wider which makes them more stable. Anaconda sells sit-on-top junior kayaks, which are just the right size for children as young as 5.
If you want to use a kayak for fishing, a sit-on-top kayak is often preferred because it allows you to easily access any gear you may need and it doesn't get as hot as sitting inside a sit-in kayak all day long.
If you're looking for a long distance touring machine, or something that's fast and responsive, a sit-in kayak is narrower and usually much lighter than a similarly sized sit-on-top kayak.
Most of the kayaks we sell are hard body kayaks, but Anaconda also carries inflatable kayaks which are easy to store and transport.
WHAT OTHER KAYAKING GEAR DOES ANACONDA OFFER?
Anaconda carries a huge assortment of kayaking and boating accessories which range from kayak paddles, backrests, car racks, trolleys, tie downs to deck bags. We also offer clothing essentials for kayakers such as wetsuits, thermal layers, hats and aqua socks. So don't forget to check out our huge selection of products whenever you need quality kayaking gear.