A single person boat used for many things. Used to be used by hunters, now used for recreation. The 2 groups of kayaking are flatwater and whitewater. Whitewater kayaking takes much more balls and skill than flatwater kayaking and is a shit load more fun. Here in north carolina and the rest of the southeast we have the best rivers and people for whitewater kayaking.
Kayakers in the south east run the shit all year long.