Safety is a major concern in any activity that mankind involves himself in. No one wants to do anything that has a high risk of causing injury or any damage to the body, unless of course one is a hired daredevil or stunts master.
Sporting activities have for a long time been an important part of human life despite the various hazards that are posed for the people participating in the sports. This is however one of the major aspects that make sports even more interesting for the participator and even for those watching. There are many sports that found to be entertaining due to the danger and risks that they pose to the participant.
These are usually known as adrenalin filled sporting activities and they are usually filled with lots of tension that is as a result of the dangerous activities involved in the sport. Usually the main focus of such games is overcoming the fear involved and using skill to avoid falling victim to the danger involved in the sporting activity.
A good example of a modern adrenalin filled sport is kayaking. Kayaking might not be necessarily an adrenalin filled sporting activity especially for the experienced kayakers sailing in calm waters. However, kayaking is quite a terrifying experience for novice revelers or even for experienced kayakers participating in white water kayaking.
White water kayaking is where kayakers navigate through treacherous rough river courses that include maneuvering through rapids with dangerous rocks and falls. Another dangerous kayaking experience is open sea kayaking where the kayakers attempt kayaking in rough seas.
Despite the dangers of kayaking, the kayak is a vessel that is adequately designed to manage navigating these dangerous waters. This was actually the basic consideration for the kayak inventors. The Inuit who live around dangerous icy water bodies needed to design a safe water craft ideal for the dangerous conditions of their waters and the solution was the kayak.
In modern day times, the design of the kayak has evolved greatly with many designs being made for different kayaking purposes. For example, today there are the popular and special kayaks that are made mainly for fishing.
Fishing kayaks despite not always being used in dangerous waters can also be quite hazardous. There are however fishing kayaks that are more hazardous than others. For example, there are fishing kayaks such as the hard side kayaks that are heavy and bulky and should only be used by experienced kayakers. A novice kayaker might not be able to handle the heavy sturdy kayak especially when the kayak hits rough waters.
There are fishing kayaks that are much safer than hard sided kayaks and they can be used by people with different levels of skill including beginners. A good example of such fishing kayaks include inflatable kayaks that are usually much lighter and much more buoyant in the water. Despite being safer than hard side kayaks, inflatable fishing kayaks suffer disadvantages such as they are usually harder to navigate and are slower in the water.
When kayaking, it is important to observe all safety precautions; the most important probably being always wearing a life jacket.