Work an Appetite Kayaking

Kayaking is a water sports that is enjoyed by many, but despite how simple it looks, it takes quite some skill to master it. It is also the perfect way for someone to work up an appetite, since it could take up quite a lot of energy, and especially if you’re kayaking in turbulent and more challenging waters. Well, how about working that appetite kayaking? The first thing to consider is what it takes to become a successful kayaker. That is what we are going to take a look in this article.

Dress for the Water, Not the Weather

Depending on where you are, you should dress according to the temperature of the water and not the air temperature. This is something that you will learn the moment that your kayak tips over and you find yourself in the water. Go for layers of quick-dry clothing, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen while for footwear, wear sturdy, strap-on sandals or water shoes. If you don’t know where to start, you could get in touch with Northwinds Watersports and they will give you all the information you need.

Select a Boat Appropriate for Your Kayaking Experience

Go for the ideal vessel, and once you have, you can happily paddle around. They come in different lengths 14 inches to as long at 20 inches.

Know How to Rescue Yourself and Others

Capsizing is unlikely on the calm waters, but should you move into more turbulent waters, the chances become higher. This is the reason that you have to be prepared when it comes. You should always have your safety gear with you, things like vests, pumps (in case the kayak fills with water) and inflatable paddle floats, which allow a kayaker to re-enter the boat after a capsize by creating a stabilizing outrigger.

Work an Appetite Kayaking

Northwinds Watersports

If you don’t know how to Kayak, worry not because Northwinds Watersports has you covered. It is a private organization that aims to introduce many exciting sport watersports to as many people as possible. They rent Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks and give windsurf lessons! If you’re a group and you would like to go and take part in windsurfing lessons, Northwinds Watersports are open to you, and they come with very good rates. They offer both family and group rates, depending on the number of people.


Stand Up Paddle Board Rental

Northwinds Watersports offer:

  • SUP board rentals @ $30/hour, $60 with a lesson or $60/half day. They can get you discounted prices for paddle boards if you wish to buy.
  • Kayak Rentals in Collingwood, Ontario. Single – $20/hr., dDouble – $40/hr.
  • Windsurfing rentals in Collingwood Ontario



Northwinds Watersports are fully certified by the Ontario Sailing Association (OSA) and are members of the CYA (Canadian Yachting Association) and AWIA (American Windsurfing Industry Association).


  • They feature the Starboard “GO” Board, JP Boards and Neil Pryde Sails/Accessories.
  • They supply everything for your lesson but we highly recommend you bring your own booties/aqua shoes (usually $10 or less @ Canadian Tire/Zellers/Wall Mart etc.)

Northwinds Beach is an ideal location for lessons as the water is very shallow and the winds usually are side shore from the N or NW.


I guess that you’re now ready to get started. Northwinds Watersports in Collington, Ontario have everything that you need to get you started. In the event that you don’t have equipment, they can rent them to you and even teach you how to use them.

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