Youth Yaks was founded in order to show that kayaking and kayak fishing can be fun for people of all ages, not just adults and senior citizens but kids and teens as well. Kayaking, and especially stand up kayaking and kayak fishing, is a way to have genuine fun with the whole family, younger generations included. However, not all kayaks are suitable for, or optimal for, younger users.
Traditional SOT and Sit In Kayaks force the user into an non-ergonomic ‘L Posture’ which is harmful to the back, a detriment that should be avoided by all kayakers and kayak anglers, but especially younger users who are still growing. The best kayak for teens and children in regards to safety, comfort, and most importantly fun, is the W Fishing Kayak, with no contest. It provides the stability for stand up paddling and tricking as well as superior ease of use. Look through this blog to find plenty of great articles and posts on kayaking and kayak fishing for the next generation.