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Kayaking 101

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas offer many exciting kayaking opportunities including paddling trails and fishing, and if you’ve never paddled a kayak before, here is a glossary and a few resources to get you on the water!

Glossary

Kayak – plastic boat needed to be considered a “Kayaker”

Kayaker – one who uses kayak as mode of transportation on the water

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Kayaker in Kayak with paddle. PFD is located under seat with whistle attached.

Kayak Angler – one who fishes from kayak

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Kayak angler wading while catching redfish.

Paddle – long, two-bladed stick used to propel the kayak

PFD – personal flotation device; not negotiable, needed in case of unplanned exit from kayak as well as abiding by the law (yes, US Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife require them)

Whistle – noise maker, signaling device; also required by law

Water Bottle – favorite beverage-filled container with hydration supplement

Water-Proof Camera – memory recorder

Cap or Hat – Shield of protection from sun

Sunscreen – Also shield of protection from sun

Dry Bag or Case – Seals and stores items you don’t want to introduce to the water

Resources

Kayak Rentals

Kayak Dealers

Kayak Fishing Charters

Kayak Launch Spots (known areas with fees required marked *)


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