The real challenge in keeping your core temperature up when kayaking is exercising self-discipline. It's easy to skimp on neoprene socks, a change of clothes and knit hats. But a day on the water will turn disastrous without staying as warm and dry as possible. You'll also find new comfort and pleasure in kayaking if you can do it comfortably and without compromising your health.
Tips & Warnings
Remember to stay warm and dry off the water. Bring wool socks, a dry hat, a dry change of clothes and an insulated sleeping bag.
Kayaking in cold waters can lead to hypothermia. Set out with a partner or group and monitor your time on the water.