A kayak is a more slender version of a canoe that is built for solo rides through rough and potentially hazardous water. Kayaks can be used on the ocean and can be taken out on rivers and streams for white-water kayaking. Operating a kayak is easy to learn, even if you are using a rudder to help steer it, but takes practice to master. Practice in calm bodies of water, such as ponds and lakes, and always wear your life jacket.
Article Written By Jonathan Croswell
Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.