Top Sites and Apps to Improve Your Kayaking Tour
Check out the most visited and helpful sites and phone apps that kayakers swear by. With these, everything you need to know about the sport is only a few key strokes away.
Simple Tides is a phone app that keeps a track of weather information by monitoring stations all across the country. There is a calendar that pops up on the screen so show you the predicted tide chart. These are the kind of details that will help you plan when to book your next kayaking tour at Kayaks and Boards.
On top of keeping track of all the tides, you will need to monitor water levels at which you are kayaking to make sure that you have a safe trip. River Data is the app that provides its users information about gauge river details all across the country, along with weather forecast from the NWS (National Weather Service).
If you are super cautious about kayaking in rivers, this is the tool that will help you switch plans or take one on to rent a kayak for the weekend.
This is the perfect trip for sitting back and paddling your way to a merry kayak trip. The app gathers data on air temperature, wind speed, and trip duration. It also lets you make an account where you can store information for yourself, and even share it social networking sites. Its best feature is the safety emergency id feature that lets you view the position of three people via GPS.
The app is produced by American Canoe Association and is meant for the purpose of raising education and safety for people who are into paddle boarding. You will find information about weather, wind speed, and different environmental conditions. Unlike other apps, this is the app that contains some of the best safety features.
The Canoe and Kayak Magazine
This is the online magazine that shows you a comprehensive collection of different kayaking trips, videos, and photos. For instance, you can learn different yoga poses, soothe aching muscles, and even receive inspiration for the next kayaking tour that you want to put together with different boat rentals, paddle board tours, and even a fishing kayak.
Smart Start Kayaking
Beginners should definitely check this out. This is the site with everything you will need to know about kayaking gear, paddling, and safety. There are links provided that you can use to access the step by step guide of how to choose a kayak for the trip that you have planned and the conditions you are going to kayak in.