Where to Kneeboard: Lake vs River vs Ocean

Kneeboarding originally started in the ocean, but since its beginnings it has moved to lakes and rivers across the globe. All three choices have their flaws and virtues. Some are more dangerous than others, and some are safer than others. There is also the factor of temperature and the fact that sea salt can be good or bad, depending on the person.

Let’s start with a lake. A lake is probably the safest of the three. It’s enclosed, so there are no currents to take you far from the shore should you end up in the water. Another positive is that in case of a storm, you won’t have to get out of the lake urgently, as because it is lake, no dangers like big waves can happen. There is also no salt in a lake and therefore no need to worry about drying yourself and having to immediately take a shower so you can wash off all the salt that remained on your skin and especially in your hair. Also, you can find quite acceptable temperatures near the lake, because unlike the ocean, lakes aren’t only found around extremely warm temperatures. There is possibility of finding an ocean with cold temperatures, but it’s very hard.  Depending on your location, especially if it’s somewhere far from the ocean, then a lake is the next best thing, unless if you want to travel many hours and maybe even many days to get to the shore of ocean.

The next option is a river. A river is somewhere in between, regarding dangers. It is more dangerous regarding currents compared to the ocean. The difference between the two is that if river has a strong current, just staying near the shore won’t help, or it will not help too much, meaning you won’t be able to do any kneeboarding because you will be too close, even in the very shallow part of the river. If you add to all that a nasty storm as well, then the current’s strength will increase drastically.

Finally we have the ocean. The ocean has warmth, and most of the time it has waves that can help if it’s not stormy weather. It’s the natural place to do kneeboarding if you have the luck to have been born near to the sea. Obviously, thanks to the fact that it is the ocean, there will be no worries about winter kneeboarding, and most of the time, depending on what shore you are at, you will have 350 out of 365 days a year to have great temperatures, great waves and great weather.

So, whichever one you choose, remember - they all have their issues. In all cases be very careful, especially when the weather looks stormy and waves look like they can cover the city. Make sure that you are using the proper equipment for the place and weather conditions - and you should be all set. All in all, everything is an adventure when it comes to kneeboarding.

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