Isle of Man News - POSTED Mon 15-04-2013

Isle Of Man named Dream Spot in Kayaking Poll

by Sitons

A recent poll ran as part of a competition by Sitons has found the Isle Of Man to be one of the UK’s top ten dream kayaking locations.
 
The poll was taken as part of a December competition for watersport fanatics to win a GoPro Hero II camera. Over 500 entrants were asked where would be their dream place to kayak.
 
The Isle Of Man was found to be among the top 10 UK locations, ranking in at a respectable 5th. The rest of the top ten was made up of 3 Scottish locations, the Lake District, 2 Cornish spots, Devon and Pembrokeshire and Dorset.
 
For the full poll findings, including an infographic displaying the results in an easy-to-digest format, visit http://www.sitons.com/articles/dream-kayaking-locations-infographic/.
 
Tez Plavenieks, one of the faces behind Sitons, said; “The polled results make for interesting reading. The obligatory far-flung locations do indeed make the cut but it seems many still prefer the idea of paddling closer to home.
 
“The demand for siton top kayaks has grown over the last few years, because launching yourself down rocky waterfalls isn’t for everyone. With a siton, anyone can learn the basics of kayaking and have fun in the water within minutes without the need for having to be ‘extreme’. They’re also safer than closed cockpit models if you capsize and durable to boot.
 
“Watersports have always played a big part in boosting UK tourism, especially in coastal areas through the summer. With events like Paddle Round The Pier in Brighton growing every year, it’s evident that more and more people are looking to the water to have some fun.”
 
Other findings from the survey revealed that the top 3 dream kayak regions are Alaska (USA), The Rockies (Canada) and Abel Tasman National Park (NZ) with both Scotland and Wales also making the top 10.
 
Sitons.com is an online magazine for sit on top kayak gear reviews, location guides, paddling community chat and general information from the world of siton kayaking.
 

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