First and foremost, welcome to Killer Kayaks–a complete and helpful resource when it comes to all things kayaks.  But enough about the site itself; you’re here to learn how it came to be.

My Story & Why This Site Was Started

In 2012, I was going through a tough time. As it turns out, when you’re going through a rough time… it can get rougher. Ever heard: “when it rains, it pours?” Well, yeah. I caught myself looking at the mirror and saw a version of me that I no longer was happy to see. I was had gained over 50 pounds through stress eating.

I had hit my limit. No matter what, even if I was hurt, even if my scale didn’t budge, I was going to lose weight. I was going to lose weight if I had to walk 2 hours a day. I was going to lose weight if I had to eat 2 salads a day. And even if the scale didn’t show me to be a pound lighter within a couple weeks, I’d tweak my food intake and keep exercising!

And that’s exactly what I did. I started hiking. Nothing too crazy. At the time, I lived close to San Diego where the weather is pretty much perfect with plenty of amazing trails. There were times I’d walk at a medium pace outside in the parking lot, around the block or around my favourite neighborhood. When I had more time though, I’d hike real trails around Torrey Pines and Cowles.

Fast forward a couple of years and I’ve lost those 50 pounds. With weight loss comes extra energy. It’s not that I need to exercise… it’s more like I want to. I can partake in fun activities that I had given up. I love biking now too.

So how did killerkayaks.com come to be?

A friend and I were walking through a sports store when we saw hardshell kayaks. She pointed to it and exclaimed how much fun it would be to go kayaking…. I told her it would be great fun but we both lived in apartments. Where would we store these beasts?

That’s when I did a search online and found inflatable kayaks. I spoke to my friend and we ended up doing tons of research which we’re putting into this website.

The pandemic slowed down some things but helped me reconnect with nature.  I started hiking once a week again and started kayaking as well.

My name is Maryam:

maryam in big sur

And that’s the story of this site. Whether you are kayaking because it’s fun… or maybe you’re doing it for exercise or enjoy nature–it doesn’t matter. We want to present you with the best information here so you make the right choice when it comes to purchasing a kayak or you choose to go hiking after reading about the parks here.

If you have ideas about how we can improve the site, make sure to contact us. We pay attention to those 😉

PS. This website is a work in progress and we are expanding it to include information on major parks and trails.  Make sure to revisit every week!

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