Kayak vs. Paddleboard – Which is Better? (Part 1)

If you love the outdoor activities and would like to find a new way to reconnect with nature, consider paddle boarding or kayaking! Kayaking and paddle boarding are two of the greatest and fastest growing sports, offering outdoor enthusiasts an amazing time to test their skills on the water. While both sports are a lot of fun, people often wonder which one is best for you.

Why You Need to Go Kayaking Instead of Paddle Boarding
Adrenaline Junkie?
If you an adrenaline junkie, Kayaking is the definite option as it allows you to go faster than flying on a paddleboard, and you can eventually build up your skills to hit some whitewater rapids. Kayaks require players to get from one side of a lake to another in a faster time compared to a paddleboard. A double-sided kayak paddle enables you to paddle much faster than a single paddle with a paddleboard built-in. If you love speed, you’ll want to spend time participating at least one kayaking course to learn how to do an Eskimo roll and perform other movements when you are hitting the whitewater rapids.

On-Board Storage
A paddleboard has essentially the same look and feel as a surfboard, which means you can’t store anything on the board. Most kayaks have a bungee cord storage area for the sit-on kayaks with a dry storage area. If you expect to be out on the water for several hours, or days, a kayak makes things much easier as you can take your gear around with you. As kayak fishing has increasingly popular, so has the variety of accessories to choose from.
If you enjoy fishing and want to be able to keep your gear with you at all times, a kayak is a smart choice. Several of them are designed specifically for fishing, allowing you to have a place for storing your fishing pole and the rest of your gear. You can even invest in a small trolling motor and install it to the kayak or buying a wind sail to have some help moving around on the water.

Rowing on the most beautiful lakes in the world

Here are some beautiful lakes in the world, especially suitable for those who are passionate about boating.

Lake Baikal, Russia

Located deep in the interior of Siberia, Lake Baikal brings many new challenges and feelings for the rowers.

The largest and most biodiverse lake in the world, Baikal has 45 islands and contains about 1/5 of the world’s fresh water. During the summer months, travel companies rent private yachts, providing diving equipment. In the winter, when the temperature drops, the lake freezes, diving equipment makes way for fishing equipment. Many fun activities took place on the shore.

Lake Garda, Italy

A tourist hotspot from the days of the Roman Empire, Lake Garda is one of Italy’s leading water sports places today.

Blue water, strong winds mean this place is an ideal place for professional rowers. Boat races, such as Centomiglia and Intervela, attract large numbers of tourists as well as competitors.

For those looking for a quieter resting place, Lake Garda can also bring a lot of things. Lakeside towns and water sports resorts offer a variety of cultural and exploration activities. The Grotte di Catullo relic on the southern bank of the lake is a breathtaking testament to the Roman past.

The lake in the Netherlands

There’s always something interesting going on in the bustling Dutch lakes. What else is really expected from this lowland country where nearly every city is accessible by water?

Lakes such as Frisian, de Kaag and Vecht can all enjoy sailing, swimming, windsurfing and water skiing. During the summer months, boat races are also a popular activity here.

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Stretching over the border area between Bolivia and Peru, Titicaca is the second largest lake in South America. At 12,000 feet above sea level, this is also one of the tallest lakes in the world that can be boated.

Travel companies have long provided boat tours to Titicaca. Visitors from Bolivia can stop at the mystical Isla del Sol and the mysterious Isla de la Luna (Moon Island), enjoying the spectacular views around the lake.

Ancient ruins of Inca villages and towns can also be found on the island, allowing archaeologists to anchor and explore.