Last year, Jason Beachcroft finished his 17-month quest to circumnavigate Australia using only a
kayak. Considering that Australia’s coastline is 17,000 kilometres, that’s an impressive achievement. If you feel inspired to follow his footsteps, visiting a Perth camping store like Getaway Outdoors to buy your own kayak is a good first step.
With all the different types of kayaks on the market, however, it may be difficult to decide which one to choose for your intended kayak expedition. Here is a basic guide on how to pick the right one.
Your choice of kayak depends on what sort of kayaker you want to be. For example, fishing kayaks in Perth are a familiar sight, with some fishermen taking them out on the coast or nearby rivers. These kayaks, though, are the kind meant to house fishing tackle and the day’s catch, not for white water conditions or for long-term travelling.