North Shore, Hawaii
62-400 Joseph P. Leong Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712
(808) 744-5428

5 Tips for Kayaking for the First Time May 16, 2017

North Shore, Waialua
5 Tips for Kayaking for the First Time, Waialua, Hawaii

When it comes to family fun, nothing beats getting outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer. Rather than heading out on a hike or soaking up the sun at the beach, try something new this spring and experience the beauty of Hawaii’s rivers by kayaking. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or brand new to the sport, kayaking at Tsue’s Farm in Haleiwa will be the highlight of your trip.

Their experienced guides have put together a few tips to help beginners enjoy their kayaking experience:

  • kayakingAlways Wear a Life Jacket: Whether you’re new to the sport or have been paddling for many years, you should always wear a life jacket when you’re on the water. Even though the rivers around Haleiwa are relatively calm, accidents do happen, and capsizing is a possibility. 
  • Bring a Change of Clothes: While you probably won’t end up in the water, it’s best to be prepared. Bring a spare set of clothes and a towel with you and leave them on the shore while you’re out on the water. This way, you’ll have something dry to change into if you do get wet.
  • Practice Paddling Before Heading Out: Before you set out on your adventure, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the basic paddling techniques close to shore. If it’s your first time, the staff at Tsue’s Farm is happy to offer advice on paddling basics.
  • Don’t Forget the Sunscreen: Nothing ruins a trip up the Anahulu River like a bad sunburn. Before you set out, put on a good layer of sunscreen, and bring the tube with you. That way, you can reapply while you’re out on the water.
  • Stay Hydrated: Kayaking may not seem like a strenuous workout, but it can still make you sweat. Bring plenty of water with you on the river and take frequent breaks to hydrate and enjoy the scenery.

This summer, enjoy family-friendly activities at Tsue’s Farm and see Hawaii in a whole new light. Learn more about their paddleboard and kayak rentals online, and call (808) 744-5428 to make a reservation today.