Day trip kit list for sea kayakers

Friends enjoying a kayaking day

Equipment and kit list for day paddles

    • All personal kayaking equipment – including boat, paddles, buoyancy aid and spray deck – unless you have arranged to hire.
    • I can supply kayaks, buoyancy aids, paddles and spraydeck, kayaking dry cag, windproof trouser / kayaking trousers.
  • To wear:
    – Kayaking trousers and Kayaking jacket or thermal leggings or lined trousers with waterproof trousers over the top.
    – Warm thermal base layer top
    – Fleecey mid layer
    – Kayaking shoes or old trainers/ water shoes or neoprene boots (they will get wet). Please ensure these have a strong sole for walking on slippery rocks and stones on beaches.
    – A extra-sized windproof jacket to put on at lunchtime. – this is strongly advised

 

  • To bring:
    – A full change of thermal clothes (just in case!). Please store these in a dry bag for going into a kayak hatch.
    – Lots of layers to stay warm
    – Water bottle and hot flask
    – Packed lunch
    – High energy snacks / chocolate bars
    – waterproof camera
    – Warm hat
    – Sunhat and suncream and sunglasses
    – Any personal medication (inhaler, etc.)
    – Personal first aid kit – as a guide I take a decent sized one but it doesn’t harm to have your own small supply of painkillers, anti-histamine, Sea sickness tablets
    – A small amount of cash just in case we find a coffee shop

I will supply extra dry bags for clothing.

Let me know in advance if you need any additional kit for paddling.