Serious kayakers always wear their personal flotation device (PFD) and know where they’re paddling. Those rules, along with proper training, ensure that kayaking is safe for everyone!
Like all things, quality kayaks last much longer. Big-box kayaks might only cost $250 or so, but often won’t last more than a year or two. With proper care and maintenance, though, better quality brands can last a lifetime!
That depends on how far you want to go! At 22 miles, the Youghness Monster is the top distance regional race! Are you “yough” enough? If not, check out Pittsburgh Paddlesports Championships, with several shorter races from 5 to 11 … Read More
Don’t be intimidated. It’s sort of like a running race but on the water. Performance Kayak team members are friendly and always willing to help. Want to get into racing? Give us a call at We also offer classes.
Hauling a kayak on its side is the preferred way. The seam on the side is a strength point. Hauling a kayak flat can affect the hull. Upside down is another safe method. The type of vehicle can vary. Check … Read More
For a quality kayak expect to pay $500 or more.
In Pennsylvania, you are only register a powered kayak. Non-powered kayaks only need a launch permit if you are using your kayak on Pennsylvania State property, including PA Fish & Boat launch ramps. If using a non-powered kayak out of … Read More
A longer hull means less drag and hence greater speed for a given amount of “paddling effort”. Longer kayaks are faster than shorter ones. Width of the hull has an effect along with design. Narrower hull can also affect stability.
There are many types of kayaks and Surfskis and where you use them. Think of a surfski as a sit-on-top (SOT) kayak. Stellar Surfski’s have surf-skis from entry level to pro racing. Performance Kayak matches you up with the perfect … Read More