Kayaking is a water sport which is often confused with canoeing. While canoeing is used for relaxation, kayaking is an action water sport. There are also differences between canoeing and kayaking equipment.
Kayaks are mainly made of synthetic material. They can have one or more cockpits up to four paddlers. Cockpits can have a covered deck. To control a kayak in whitewater or slalom races strong arm muscles are needed.
Kayaking accessories like the outfit are an important part of the kayaking equipment. Swim vests and head protection are always necessary for kayaking.