I enjoy kayaking but I wouldn’t consider myself anything close to an expert. Hiking is more my forte. Anyway, there IS a difference between kayaking on calm, still water and kayaking in the rough waters with crazy tides and currents. I learned that lesson the hard way. I am always up for a challenge even if I end up looking like a fool. The last time I went real kayaking in big bad ocean water was in Costa Rica in 2014.