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Health Benefits of Kayaking at Pure Watersports

February 11th, 2021 Posted by Kayak Fishing 0 comments on “Health Benefits of Kayaking at Pure Watersports”

There are so many health benefits of kayaking that you would struggle to find a topic that did not apply to this activity. It is a great way to get outdoors and get your exercise in while still being within close reach of home or any destination. There are many sports that can be done while on the water such as kayaking. This sport has been around for thousands of years so you know it is good for you.

Water sports provide a lot of fun to people who enjoy them. Many people prefer to take a day trip on a kayak into the lake or river to enjoy a lazy afternoon or evening on a water sport. Some prefer to kayak from ashore, some sit on their deck and enjoy the water up close, and some are out at the lake or the river in a motorized boat to experience the water first hand. Whatever your preference, there is a water sport perfect for you. There are so many to choose from you will be amazed.

Kayaking provides an excellent way to build body strength and improve cardiovascular fitness. The resistance offered by the water is great for your heart and lungs. The resistance you get when you go up against the resistance in the water is similar to that which you get in a running position. Kayaking can be very good for the muscles in your legs as well as your abdominal muscles.

Kayaking also offers great flexibility to your muscles. You do not have to spend hours in the water trying to keep the same position because as soon as you get out of the water the positions do not have to be the same. This allows you to enjoy the water and at the same time get some much-needed flexibility. Kayaks have been known to loosen muscles and this can be very therapeutic for those who suffer from a variety of muscle-related ailments.

Kayaks also offer extreme resistance in the form of wind resistance. As you turn in the water, the resistance increases as the bow wave gathers behind you. This is a natural effect of turning in the water. Kayaking is a great exercise because you can obtain cardiovascular benefits from working hard while out in the water. It is also a form of relaxation and you will find yourself laughing and having fun when you are paddling in the ocean.

These are only a few of the health benefits of kayaking but it should be enough to convince anyone to try this sport. You can purchase quality kayaks that will provide you with all of these benefits. Make sure that you do a lot of research so that you purchase one that fits your lifestyle and needs. The last thing you want to do is buy a kayak that is too big or small for you. You will want to do plenty of testing before making a purchase so that you will have a great kayak that is going to serve you for many years to come.


How to Install a Hobie Deck Pad – Installation Tips

February 3rd, 2021 Posted by Hobie Fishing 0 comments on “How to Install a Hobie Deck Pad – Installation Tips”

Enhance the performance and appearance of your kayak with the Hobie EVA Deck Pad.  You can purchase either an interior or a complete kit.

The Deck Padding also helps to dampen sound.  Make sure you thoroughly prep your kayak before adding the deck pads.  Purchasing an industrial carpet roller helps with the application of the deck pad.  Apply extra pressure when sticking the EVA pads down.  

Watch this video: 

Hobie’s EVA Deck Pad kits are custom fit to every curve of our kayaks and deliver supreme comfort, traction, and sound dampening qualities. The double-layered, closed-cell foam construction features a brushed finish and is mold, mildew, and stain-resistant. Applies using a strong peel-and-stick adhesive backing. UV stable in harsh climates. Interior kits cover only the recessed decking and tackle trays. Complete kits cover recessed decking, tackle trays, and all the topside features! Available in three colors.







To purchase contact Pure Watersports at: 


(949) 661-4947

How to Add A Hobie Ama Sidekick – Installation Instructions

February 3rd, 2021 Posted by Hobie Fishing 0 comments on “How to Add A Hobie Ama Sidekick – Installation Instructions”

Add some extra stability to your Hobie kayak with an Ama Sidekick.  You’ll need to mark your drill holes first.  Make sure they are centered over the flap behind the seat.   The kit has everything you need to do it yourself.  

Here’s the video to watch: 

Hobie’s Sidekick Ama Kit gives you extra stability in rough water and provides added confidence when standing and fishing. Sidekicks steady your kayak by improving both primary and secondary stability and won’t interfere with other accessories. The floats are adjustable to three different heights, and the installation is simple. Follow along with this video to get up and running in no time.

Featured Products:



MAT KIT, OUT 19 TI/AEG BL COMP – 72020261

You can purchase your Alma Side Kick at Pure Watersports in Oceanside, CA.


(949) 661-4947

How to: Overcoming Fear while Sea Kayaking

February 3rd, 2021 Posted by Kayak Fishing 0 comments on “How to: Overcoming Fear while Sea Kayaking”

Very interesting topic, or at least not often talked about, fear whilst sea kayaking. Kayak Hipster takes us though 6 great tips to feel more confident on the water and overcome scary situations. « As kayakers we’re often exposed to intimidating situations out on the water. These are 6 things I like to do to handle and overcome fear. «

How to Easily Install an Anchor Trolley on your Mirage Outback

January 21st, 2021 Posted by Kayak Fishing 0 comments on “How to Easily Install an Anchor Trolley on your Mirage Outback”

Easy Installation of an Anchor Trolley

Install an Anchor Trolley on your Mirage Outback

Watch this video on how to easily install an Anchor Trolley on the redesigned Mirage Outback. Easily deploy an anchor, drift chute, or stake out pole and move the attachment point forward or aft to hold optimal boat positioning. A simple pulley system and cleat allow for infinite adjustment along one side of your kayak.

You will need this part number:

Part Number: 72020273 Anchor Trolley Kit – Compass/Outback 19

Purchase your Hobie Anchor Trolley Kit from Pure Watersports Online:

Pure Watersports


How to add a Rear Hatch on your 2019 Hobie Outback Kayak – Instructions & Guide

January 13th, 2021 Posted by Kayak Fishing 0 comments on “How to add a Rear Hatch on your 2019 Hobie Outback Kayak – Instructions & Guide”

Need more room on your Hobie Outback Kayak?  An 8″ Twist & Seal 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.  Here are instructions on how to add this accessory to your 2019 Kayak. 

You will need this part: 8″ Twist and Seal Hatch Kit, part # 71702001

Reach out to your local Hobie dealer for Installation support:

Pure Watersports  34512 Embarcadero Pl, Dana Point, CA 92629

(949) 661-4947

Learn more about the Mirage Outback here:

Standing H-Bar Installation for the Hobie Outback Kayak

January 11th, 2021 Posted by Kayak Fishing 0 comments on “Standing H-Bar Installation for the Hobie Outback Kayak”

How to Install the Standing H-Bar on your Hobie Outback Kayak

Need support to stand up on your Hobie Outback Kayak? Outback! Hobie’s H-Bar makes standing and standing up from a seated position much easier. This standing bar is made from strong 12-sided aluminum extrusion that you can later add other accessories to. It folds down when you want it out of your way, and can be removed quickly via the four stainless steel pins. Watch the video for install tips and use this as a guide for setting it up to be most comfortable. Mounting hardware included.


H-Bar, Outback 2019+ – part number, 84500120

To purchase contact Pure Watersports Dana Point at (949) 661-4947

or Pure Watersports Oceanside at  (760) 721-6195

Power Pole Anchor Installation for Hobie Outback Kayak 2020

January 4th, 2021 Posted by Kayak Fishing 0 comments on “Power Pole Anchor Installation for Hobie Outback Kayak 2020”

How to Install a Power-Pole Anchor on a 2020 Outback Kayak

The Power Pole Micro, new UL Spike, and the Micro Lithium Battery Pack make for the ultimate lightweight combination. Swift, silent, and secure anchoring is now right at your fingertips.

The redesigned Hobie Outback is Power-Pole Micro ready! Simply thread straight into the brass inserts atop the stern of the kayak using Hobie’s Power Pole Hardware kit (includes 4 x 1/4-20 screws and a .5ml capsule of Loctite Blue).

Here’s what you need: 

  1. Power Pole Micro and UL 8′ Spike, Hobie part # 72020083
  2. Micro Battery Pack, Hobie part # 72020185
  3. Power-Pole Hardware kit 19 Outback, Hobie part # 72020138

Contact Pure Watersports for all parts.   (949) 661-4947

Fishing with Friends Kayak Tournaments – 2019 Schedule

June 16th, 2019 Posted by Events, Fishing With Friends, Hobie Fishing, Kayak Fishing, Local Events, Tournaments 0 comments on “Fishing with Friends Kayak Tournaments – 2019 Schedule”

Pure Watersports Dana Point Kayak Rentals

April 26th, 2019 Posted by Kayak Fishing, Uncategorized 0 comments on “Pure Watersports Dana Point Kayak Rentals”