Kayak Risk Management

Safety is always our number one priority, but adventuring inherently comes with risk. It’s that dance on the edge that creates the thrill of the adventure and makes the Fox River fun to paddle!

Accidents can and will happen while kayaking but mitigating this as much as possible is key. Here are steps kayakers can take before an adventure to ensure everyone is safe!

  1. Clearly communicate the plan and the route with your group so everyone is on the same page!
  2. Review techniques needed to successfully navigate the water route.
  3. Review safety actions to take if an emergency occurs.
  4. Check equipment before launch and wear a PFD while out on the water.
  5. Double-check that everyone is feeling comfortable and confident and answer any other questions before launch.

This is only a brief overview of what to do before launch to be safe and have fun out on the water!

Taking appropriate and calculated risks encourages personal responsibility, increases self-confidence, and builds judgment skills. Conquering your adventure safely leads to a sense of accomplishment which can become a bit addicting (you know who you are adventure junkie).

See you out on the water! Stay safe and look out for others floating!

Thank You! See You in 2020!

Thank You for a Great Kayaking Season!
Online Booking is Open for 2020 & Gift Cards and T-Shirts can be purchased throughout the entire year! We will be checking our Emails and Voicemail periodically, so do not hesitate to reach out.

Why does the Wind Blow?

Wind is a very useful and important part of our environment. It can help spread plant seeds, circulate small bodies of water, and even be harnessed to produce electricity.

Wind occurs as a result of air moving from an area of high atmospheric pressure to an area of low atmospheric pressure. Because of Earth’s rotation, wind is deflected and moves horizontally instead of up and down.

Wind speeds tend to decrease at night because the temperature of Earth’s surface and the air around it decreases. During the day, the Sun heats Earth and the air around it. At night, the air in the lower atmosphere becomes cooler than the air above it. This makes it difficult for the air near Earth to rise or move, so wind moves slower.

To understand this better check out this fun video below:

To check out the local forecast and plan your next adventure, go to our Weather Page here – https://foxriverkayakingcompany.com/weather/