There is a lot of different type of kayaks: River, Lake and Sea Kayaks
The mains difference with all of them is that the rivers are the smallest for quick turns and maneuverability; the lake are the medium sizes; and the sea kayak are long and narrow for direction stability and if you are camping will be able to bring your camping gear in it.
Size doesn't really matter because most have adjustment inside (pedals); except the river kayaks, most come in two sizes.
I would strongly recommend that you try some boats before making the purchase. Your local MEC have either clinics for introduction to kayaking or paddling try out days where you can demo boats and ask questions to staff-members.
You can also refer to the following documentation on our learn section of the web site :http://www.mec.ca/Main/articles_lis...
answered 2 years ago
- Service Centre, Vancouver (BC)