Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas offer many exciting kayaking opportunities including paddling trails and fishing, and if you’ve never paddled a kayak before, here is a glossary and a few resources to get you on the water!
Kayak – plastic boat needed to be considered a “Kayaker”
Kayaker – one who uses kayak as mode of transportation on the water
Kayaker in Kayak with paddle. PFD is located under seat with whistle attached.
Kayak Angler – one who fishes from kayak
Kayak angler wading while catching redfish.
Paddle – long, two-bladed stick used to propel the kayak
PFD – personal flotation device; not negotiable, needed in case of unplanned exit from kayak as well as abiding by the law (yes, US Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife require them)
Whistle – noise maker, signaling device; also required by law
Water Bottle – favorite beverage-filled container with hydration supplement
Water-Proof Camera – memory recorder
Cap or Hat – Shield of protection from sun
Sunscreen – Also shield of protection from sun
Dry Bag or Case – Seals and stores items you don’t want to introduce to the water