Where do they come up with this stuff, really? I mean, power kite kayaking? It sounds like a ridiculous activity, but it’s actually loads of fun! We went out with some good friends the past few weekends to see what all of the fuss was about. It turned out to be two weekends of pure joy.
What’s that? You want to try it you say? Great! We have a few tips for you!
First, you’re going to want to make sure your kayak will work well with a power kite. It’s best that your kayak isn’t too heavy. Obviously, you’re not going to get the best speeds with a heavier kayak. You also want a kayak that is narrow. Kayaks with wider bases have too much resistance. The more narrow your kayak is, the better it will interact with the power kite.
Once you have your kayak picked out, it’s time to find a place to launch and kayak! We would recommend a place that is very open. Sometimes it can be hard to predict where your power kite will take you, and you can’t just let go of it once it starts because the power kites run well over $1,000 each. Try starting out on a lake with plenty of open space. You want to have a team nearby who can act as a spotter for you while you power kite kayak.
If you’re looking for the best kayak for the job, we’d recommend you try looking on Paddle Pursuits.com. They review tons of different types of kayaks, and you’re sure to find one that works best for you. They have plenty on there that will work best for power kite kayaking.
You could also check out a tandem fishing kayak. Tandem fishing kayaks are actually really great for this. The only difference is since there is more weight, you’re going to need more power a.k.a. wind. For this, try an open area on a day where the wind is too much for people who are trying out other recreational activities. This should work really well. And you guys are sure to have plenty of fun!
We appreciate you reading. We know this topic is a little different than what we are use to, but we think once you get out there, you will enjoy it! We’d like to know your stories of your power kite kayak trips. Feel free to leave us a comment below for your story, or if you have any questions or concerns. Have fun!