Exposure to the elements is the number one cause of death in sea kayaking. If the paddler dresses properly for the conditions and can do quick capsize recoveries, thus minimizing their time in the water, the effects from the elements will be reduced.

Here are some resources to help you with this subject.


Dressing For Immersion

Dressing Game

Hypothermia Table

My Immersion Ensemble

Testing Your Immersion Ensemble

Water Temperatures





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