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5 Reasons to Teach Your Kids Kayaking

April 12th, 2022 Posted by Fishing Trips 0 comments on “5 Reasons to Teach Your Kids Kayaking”

As a child, you might have spent hours outside, gardening, playing and building. All of it was fun and allowed you to learn about the world around you and about who you are. However, your children may not have had a chance to do the same thing just yet. After all, everyone’s education and social life have become heavily reliant on technology, making it more difficult for the young to experience what nature has to offer.

Noah kayaking the river

Luckily, you can change that by teaching your kids kayaking! You do not have to know how to 

kayak to do that. Instead, you can find a kayaking instructor who will take care of it for you. It is definitely worth it, as it will give your children an opportunity to learn new skills and make friends. In addition, they will have fun, become more physically active, and be aware of the beauty of the natural world. And who knows, you might soon need to check the best kayak for kids or even switch to canoe and look for a local canoe team.

Still not convinced? Here are some reasons why teaching your kids kayaking is a great idea:

Learning New Skills

The first reason why you should teach your kids kayaking is because of the skills they will learn. For starters, your children will get to learn how to use a paddle, balance while on the water, and move the kayak around. The skills listed here are necessary, regardless of what type of kayaking or canoeing you want to do. 

In addition, your kids will be taught how to do things under pressure, make quick decisions, take calculated risks, and experiment. All that will definitely come in handy when your children grow up, helping them in business, education, and other aspects of life.

Making Friends

If you decide to send your children off to a kayaking camp or even local lessons, it will give them an opportunity to make friends. Kayaking is an activity that attracts people from all walks of life and all backgrounds, broadening your kids’ horizons and providing them with a larger perspective on life.

On top of that, kayaking will get them to learn how to communicate and cooperate with other people, including those that they have not met before. It is yet another skill that they are bound to find useful. For instance, it might make them feel more confident and comfortable with group activities at school and then at work as well as in their social lives, improving their teamwork and communication skills.

Having Fun

It is no secret that kayaking can be incredibly fun. For that reason, your children will be able to relax and forget about their problems, even if just for a moment. And although it might not seem like much, it can help them a great deal, especially if they are particularly prone to anxiety. Kayaking might teach them how to better cope with stress, which is something the sooner they learn, the better. Moreover, the fun and excitement that kayaking can bring about might help them to discover a life-long hobby!

Being Physically Active

Kayaking is a physically demanding activity that will help your children remain active. They will have to paddle around, as well as balance their body, which burns calories, stretches the muscles, and improves coordination in a fun and exciting way. It will be a great thing for both their physical and mental health

Furthermore, kayaking will teach them the value of physical activity, and its importance for their development. It might also inspire them to move around more in general, maybe even pick up other sports. So, if you want to teach your kids about how fun physical activity can be, kayaking is definitely a great way to go about it.

Appreciating Nature

Last but not least, you should teach your kids kayaking because it will make them appreciate nature. They will observe rivers, lakes, and oceans from an entirely different perspective, allowing them to see the beauty of these locations and notice details that they would otherwise overlook.

While it might not seem like it, it can have a considerable impact on your child’s personality and worldview. In the long run, it might motivate them to spend more time outside and lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.

In Conclusion

Teaching your children kayaking is a great idea, especially if you want them to learn interesting things outside the classroom and take a liking to physical activity. What is more, it will help them to make friends, appreciate nature, and simply have fun.

However, you should go about it the right way. Most importantly, make sure to turn to a professional kayaking instructor who can teach your kids all the necessary skills. In addition, you should ensure that your children will be provided with a kayak that is suitable for their age and size, as well as a life jacket. 

All in all, teaching your kids kayaking is guaranteed to pay off in the long run. While your children are extremely unlikely to become kayaking experts overnight, putting in the time and effort is worth it.

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Hobie Mirage iTrek 9 Ultralight Inflatable Kayak- true bliss

April 8th, 2022 Posted by Kayak Fishing 0 comments on “Hobie Mirage iTrek 9 Ultralight Inflatable Kayak- true bliss”
Let’s take a closer look at the Hobie Mirage iTrek 9 Ultralight Inflatable Kayak in this review.

IDEAL APPLICATION: Looking for the ultimate intersection of portability and affordability? A quality inflatable kayak is hard to beat here. No need for a trailer or roof racks to get your boat to the water. Easy to store in a small apartment. Check it on an airplane for a trip to your dream destination.

OVERVIEW: The Hobie iTrek series brings exclusive MirageDrive propulsion to this versatile category of watercraft. You can paddle or push-pole an iTrek, same as any kayak, but the MirageDrive makes for the best open-water performance. Super quiet, super efficient, we’ve found. Among the iTrek models, the new iTrek9 Ultralight is particularly eye-opening as it measures just 9 feet, 5 inches and weighs 20 pounds before rigging. A child could easily move this boat from the back of a large SUV or minivan and transport it down a beach or wooded trail. And yet the iTrek9 UL is perfectly capable of supporting a 200-pound angler with rods and tackle—even standing.

The secret is in the iTrek’s tough, diagonal dropstitch nylon construction. The boat can take up to 10 psi inflation, making it as rigid as a fiberglass board. The iTrek 9 turns easily under rudder control; the steering handle mounts to the side of the seat, right or left, as you prefer. The seat is a comfortable “beach chair” style with fast-drying, durable mesh. The seat position is high enough to enable a reasonably fit angler to reach a standing position, yet low enough to minimize windage, to a degree, when navigating open water. Full disclosure: A cross or quartering wind upwards of 10 knots will tend to nudge these flat-bottom boats more so than other hull shapes. Not a deal-breaker, if you have to go, but if most of your days will be spent crossing big water, a conventional kayak may be better bet. That said, you might still want the inflatable in your quiver for special ops. MSRP is $2,199.

NOTABLE: The iTrek9 Ultralight is sold in a roller/ backpack bag complete with a hand pump and electric pump, MirageDrive GT Kick-Up Fins, adjustable seat and three-piece SUP-style paddle. Add the Hobie H-Crate or your own cooler/crate to the aft deck for convenient storage of rods, tackle and supplies. — Jeff Weakley

LENGTH: 9′ 5″
WIDTH: 40″

How to Install a rear Hatch on a Hobie Kayak

April 26th, 2021 Posted by Kayak Fishing 0 comments on “How to Install a rear Hatch on a Hobie Kayak”

Instructions for a Hobie Outback Kayak


A hatch is a great accessory for creating additional storage, housing a battery, or using it as an inspection point or in-hull access for future installs.

Watch this video to see how to install.  What you will need: 

8″ Twist and Seal Hatch Kit, part # 71702001

Reach out to your local Hobie dealer for Installation support:


Pure Watersports Dana Point

34512 Embarcadero Place

Dana Point, CA 92629

Tel. (949) 661-4947

Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hobie Outback Kayak – How to add an H-Rail alongside your seat for increased stability on the water

March 16th, 2021 Posted by Hobie Fishing 0 comments on “Hobie Outback Kayak – How to add an H-Rail alongside your seat for increased stability on the water”

Now you can update your Hobie Outback to make it safer on the water.  Move easily from a seated to standing position with this H-rail Kit that you can easily install yourself. Watch the video. 

The H-Rail Bolt-On Kit (PN 84626104) allows you to add two long, raised sections of H-Rail alongside the seat of your 2019 or newer Hobie Outback. These longer, raised sections of H-Rail serve as a great assist when moving to and from a standing position and yield tons of extra H-Rail mounting space. The upgrade is a simple no-drill installation, requiring only a Phillips screwdriver. Each rail is 26 inches long and is designed with a slight curvature to match the outline of your kayak, maximizing space in the seating area.


• Easy installation; no drilling required

• Provides 26 in/66 cm of additional H-Rail per side

• Assists in moving from seated to a standing position

• Leaves steering handles unobstructed

• Curved rails maximize space in the seating area.

Available for purchase through your local Hobie Dealer:

Visit our H-Rail Gear Page on to explore H-Rail accessory options:

To purchase you kit, contact Pure Watersports at (949) 661-4947 or

Mirage iTrek Series | ALL-NEW Inflatable Pedal Kayak Fleet by Hobie

March 15th, 2021 Posted by Kayak Fishing 0 comments on “Mirage iTrek Series | ALL-NEW Inflatable Pedal Kayak Fleet by Hobie”


Introducing the ALL-NEW Mirage iTrek Series by Hobie.

Re-envisioned from the bottom up, Hobie’s 2021 inflatable kayak line delivers performance and durability in a lightweight, stowable package.

Series includes:
➡ Mirage iTrek 9 Ultralight |
➡ Mirage iTrek 11 |
➡ Mirage iTrek 14 Duo |
➡ Mirage Fiesta |

Learn More about the Mirage iTrek Series here:

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