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Ken Whiting

Ken Whiting of PaddleTV explains the purpose of rudders and skegs, and whether or not you need one on…

The most important knot for all paddlers to know is the Trucker’s Hitch knot. It is a simple knot that…

Recreational kayaks and touring kayaks are typically designed to paddle in a straight line. This means…

The way I like to think about paddling in busy waterways is that it's like swimming in shark-infested…

When choosing a kayak there are lots of choices. To begin with, you have to decide the basic questions:…

Kayak paddles come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and price ranges. But the decision to buy one…

The three golden rules are a set of rules that, when followed, will let you paddle the most efficiently…

If you've been whitewater paddling for any length of time, then there's a good chance that you'll…

Tandem kayaks, or doubles, are a great way for two people to get on the water together and a fantastic…

Whitewater is rated on a scale of increasing difficulty from Class 1 to Class 6. This classification…

The hand roll is a roll done without the help of a paddle: a move that requires solid rolling technique…

We're gonna take quick look at launching in surf. First thing we're gonna talk about is the ideal beach…

The PFD, or life jacket is your single most important piece of safety equipment. You need to choose one…

When sea kayakers talk about conditions, they'll usually have wind in mind because no other element…

For obvious reasons, the forward stroke is the most important stroke to learn. But you don't need to…

In this video, we're going to look at the best way to re-enter a sit-on-top kayak in the event that…

One of the greatest things about kayaking is that it can be remarkably safe and user-friendly activity.…

Photos by Paul Villecourt As a group leader or instructor, you often have a different relationship…

There are two ways of swimming through a rapid. You can swim defensively or offensively. Defensive…

The best rescues are the most basic rescues and the ones that keep the rescuer as clear as possible from…

Creekboating is as much a game of strategy as it is a sport. Half of your time on creeks is spent…

When I was learning, I was taught that kayaking was all about technique and that you didn't need to be…

Holes provide your most formidable challenge when running a rapid. More often than not, the line you…

Lateral momentum refers to the speed we generate perpendicular to the main current. For most river…