|Date Founded||Before 1950|
|Where Founded||Inuit Villages|
|Basic Concept||Single Person Paddle Boat|
|Equipment||PFD, Paddles Kayaks|
|Where Practiced||Lakes, Large Rivers, Oceans (Close to shore)|
|Muscle Powered Boating|
Kayaking is a fun, easy activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. Unlike canoes, kayaks have flatter, pointier hulls that serve to increase speed. Also, kayakers use double-tipped paddles instead of ores or single-tipped paddles.
Kayaking was invented by arctic Inuits. The first kayaks were made from sealskin-covered wooden frames, used for hunting and traveling long distances in a short amount of time.
Later, European settlers adopted the craft by covering their wooden frames with fabric.
In the 1950's, kayaks were made out of the new material called fiberglass. Then, in 1984, the first plastic kayak was made.