I must admit it was a fair expense at first especially when we had to purchase 2 of everything!
So Wetsuits, Kayaks and accessories it all adds up, but there are places that hire various Kayaks and Canoes to get you started.
Our son Konnor had such a great time during his weeks course that I thought...why not and although we've only been out 3 or 4 times we know there will be plenty more to come.
So to start off we bought our Wetsuits from...can you believe Asda!
I bought a 3mm short sleeve/leg @ £17.99, a 3mm long sleeve/leg @ £22.99 and Konnor we got a 3mm long @ £17.99.
We also got the slip on slippers @ £6/pr and finally a rash vest for £7.
So kitted out fairly cheaply and I have to admit the quality is outstanding for the price.
Comparing our wetsuits to a friends "Quiksilver" type which was around the £80 mark, there's not alot of difference, even he was impressed.
The next expense is Buoyancy Aids, we got Crew Saver ones, I think more cause Konnor liked them and at £45ea not too badly priced, i think these are Recognised by the RNLI although there are other which range from £29.99 upwards.
Unfortunately that leaves the Kayaks but for us we did get a massive discount from the Family Adventure Store which you can read up in my blog, they saved us around £130!
Ok, now for some linkys for you.
British Canoe Union
This is broken down to the 4 countries, England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland.