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Types of boat

Kayaks and canoes come in all shapes and sizes. They're purposely built for specific conditions, races, and level of paddler. Choosing the right boat for your skill level is critical to enjoying paddling. 

Here is a collection of the most popular types of kayaks and canoes. 

FLAT WATER

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A K1 is a racing level kayak that is used on flat water such as deep rivers and lakes. They are long and narrow to reduce drag and are also extremely unstable...

 

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A TK1 (or touring kayak) is an entry level kayak used on flat water such as deep rivers and lakes. They are wider than a K1, and are therefore more stable...

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In a canoe, the paddler kneels on one knee with the other leg forward and foot flat on the floor of the boat...

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OCEAN

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Surfskis are designed for speed on the ocean, although they are well suited to all bodies of water and recreational paddling...

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Spec skis are similar to surf skis, but are built to be more rugged and manoeuvrable than their downwind cousins...

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Outrigger

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RIVER

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Multisport kayaks are designed to handle shallow, fast-moving braided rivers and are used in popular multisport events such as the Coast to Coast and the Motu Challenge...

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A slalom kayak is designed for a combination of speed and manoeuvrability on whitewater. It's the boat of choice for slalom racing, an event featuring gates positioned over a whitewater rapid...

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