Please Always Follow The Rules & Regulations For Kayaking So That You Can Have A Safe Enjoyable Experience

What Are The General Rules To Kayaking?

Like all sports or activities there are rules however with this sport it is mainly ethics, safety and respect you need to have to make your experience a good one. Some of the regulations are very similar to boating as with any vessel on the water. It is very good to learn the regulations before you set out by taking a course, clinic or by taking lessons from a professional company.

Rules, Ethics & Regulations


A sport as fun and exciting as kayaking is often hard to realize that there are rules that should be followed to keep people safe making time out on the water enjoyable and not disastrous.

One of these rules is not go out on the water alone. There should always be more than a solo kayaker on the water, this can be as dangerous a place as it can be fun and if alone and tipped or injured it can lead to disaster.

Emergency supplies including a first aid kit should be carried and a rope which can come in handy for many situations.

There are other rules also, ones that help to make the time on the water more fun such as doing warm up exercises before going out on the water, this will help to keep from having sore or strained muscles, it will also help in paddling.

Paddling should always be done using the torso and back rather than just the arms as they would tire quickly and it would be a short trip when it need not be, using the torso and the back it will allow not only for longer paddling time but it will also avoid strains in the muscles.

Another rule for this sport is not to attempt water that is above the skill level a person is, this can lead to disaster, water is rated in classes and with each different class it is more difficult to handle a craft in and without the proper paddling strokes it would be difficult to travel.

By taking classes or lessons the correct paddling strokes are learned for the type of water a person will be in, learning to understand currents is also helpful in avoiding parts of water that could be dangerous.

There are many other rules and this a few of the important ones that should be used whenever someone is setting out on the water.