This has been a dream of mine for a while now. Kids splashing in the water, having a blast but also learning skills and their limitations.
My brother and I grew up on the water, mainly because my father LOVES the water. Anything that has to do with ‘water’ and adventure that man seeks it out.
Check this out.
Christmas into the New Year he was in Aruba kite-surfing etc, flew home (1/2) then turn around flew out to Vegas (1/3), flew back home… said hi to us and did his Tues night briefing(1/8), flew out the next day to Utah(1/9), swam in some spa watering hole flew back home Saturday night(1/12).
He got home at 1 am packed his scuba gear and met my brother, his fiance and the other two divers at 6:30 am to go diving for lobster.
Hours later, my brother told me he barfed all morning and only dove 1 time (we drank the night before) and my dad dove 4 times and caught 4 bugs and 2 sheepsheads!
If you wonder where I get my wanderlust and energy it’s from my father. BTWs, those are screenshots of his FB lives… I don’t even go live yet!
FINALLY being able to get the kids kayaks, fulfilled a dream I have had since we starting having kids.
I’ve wanted to explore and take them on adventures like my dad took us. I want them to know and respect the water like I learned to do.
We were so excited to get going that we decided to just “open” the kayak when we got to the causeway. Thankfully these came pretty much assembled and didn’t need any tools. The oars click into themselves and the Wave kayaks don’t have any straps or additional pieces, just the handle up front (which is assembled). We set them by the water, then took them in to see if they had it and set them free. They loved the swim up “back deck” that allowed them to get back on very easily, and they tested out the strength of the scupper holes that are there help to stabilize by balancing 3 kids on one kayak.
Grandma Janet even came out with her new small sailboat for her maiden voyage! It wasn’t windy enough for her to really get going but they were able to get one good ride in.
The Indian River Causeway was a PERFECT location for the kids to learn, as you can see the water was almost smooth as glass and the water is maybe 3 feet deep where the pink kayak with the two girls are in the picture below. After everyone was pruny and we knew dinner plans needed to be resolved soon; we packed up the kayaks, sailboats, and kids, making sure to leave the beautiful river location cleaner than when we arrived.
If you need a gift idea, these kayaks are pretty awesome! We purchased ours online from Walmart.
Lifetime, 6′, Youth Kayak with Bonus Paddle:
- Designed for kids ages 5 years and up, or up to 130 lbs
- Durable, high-density polyethylene construction
- Molded finger handles on each side of the kayak
- Reverse chine for enhanced stability
- Twin Fin design assists in tracking and surf riding
- Ergonomic cockpit design enhances balance and motor skills
- Multiple footrest positions for different size riders
- Scupper holes to drain the cockpit area
- Molded paddle cradles
- UV protected
- Weight: 18 lbs
- Maximum weight capacity: 130 lbs
- Dimensions: 72″L x 24″W x 8″H
- Lifetime Wave Youth Kayak is ideal for camping trips in the spring, summer, or fall