Kayak enthusiasts love paddling for many reasons: it provides a great upper-body workout, it relieves stress, and it is accessible for nearly everyone. Still, some question the safety of the sport. Is kayaking really safe? The answer is a … Read More
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.
Visit any Pennsylvania kayak forum online, and you’re likely to find many questions about whether or not you need to register your kayak in Pennsylvania. Like most things, the answer is, “It depends!” If you’re wondering what it depends on, … Read More
Many paddlers aren’t concerned about going faster. Their goals are different – whether that’s simple enjoyment on the water or enough room to store their fishing tackle. But if you’re curious about what determines kayak speed, keep reading. Here are … Read More
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