Wet Exit and Swimming

Luckily, getting out of a capsized kayak is usually almost automatic. But learning to do it calmly and without losing hold from your paddle or kayak needs a little practice. You should know how to act underwater or swim with the kayak especially if you want to practice Eskimo rolls, braces, or other things where … Read more

Traditional Greenland Paddle vs Euro-Blade

Although traditional kayak paddle designs tend to differ slightly from region to region, most can be categorized as belonging to either the Greenland or Aleut paddle styles. However, while these two traditional kayak paddle styles served their users very well for thousands of years, it is important to keep in mind that indigenous peoples used … Read more

Paddle Float Re-Entry – Step-by-Step Guide

A paddle float re-entry is a rescue technique involving the use of an upside-down kayak and your own body. It can be used to get back into a kayak that has capsized and, provided you have righted it correctly, will usually work even if you are tired or injured – so long as you know … Read more