Myrtle Beach Kayaking Tips and Tricks

Three Rules for Successful Kayaking

Kayaking-In-Myrtle-BeachIn order for you to enjoy your time on the water on your Myrtle Beach kayak tour, there are three rules you should learn.

First, allow the upper half of your body to work independently from the lower half of your body. Both halves have a job to do, and kayaking works best if you can allow each half to do its job by staying loose and relaxed in the hips. This allows you to move your head and arms around, while your kayak maintains its balance with your hips.

Second, maintain a position of power while in your kayak. While this may sound a little funny, all it really means is keeping your arms and hands in front of your body. Your chest, arms, and paddle will form a box shape, and allows you to stay properly balances while inside or on top of your kayak. Even if you are reaching far behind you to take a stroke, you should turn your upper body with your arms.

Turning your body properly- also known as torso rotation, is the third rule for successful kayaking. Proper torso rotation keeps your shoulders healthy, and allows you to get the most power from your kayak paddle. Torso rotation means using the strength of your entire upper body when paddling, not just your arms.

Kayaking in Myrtle Beach can be fun activity for every member of your family, and is one of many activities to do in Myrtle Beach. We would love to see you on one of our fun-filled kayak tours here in Myrtle Beach, and we hope these tips help.

See you on the water!

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