This year I had the opportunity to travel a lot in Greece for paddling or just for having fun with friends. I was impressed because I saw a lot of people paddling around. The level of Greek paddlers is higher than I expected.
Apart from your kayak skills, for class III-IV rapids, you must have the right boat. You must choose the boat that fits best to the rivers you paddle. Creek boats are made for creek rivers, playboats are for playboating etc…
Choose a boat with volume (volume makes the boat stable), with length (length makes the boat faster) and never forget to take into consideration the equipment that you carry.
Take some time with your instructor to make the right choice, to find the boat that suits you best!!!