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Articles by Wayne Horodowich

Between the Kayaks Re-entry

After you wet exit from your kayak you have numerous methods to choose from for getting back in to your cockpi…

Tags: Kayak, re-enter, rescue, capsize

Scramble (Cowboy) Recovery

The scramble recovery, sometimes referred to as the cowboy recovery because of straddling the kayak as you do …

Tags: Kayak, re-enter, capsize, rescue

Testing Your Immersion Ensemble

It is wintertime and the water is cold in the north (if not frozen) and us northern paddlers envy those in tro…

Tags: Kayak, Clothing, gear

Dressing for Immersion

Spring is here and the weather is getting warm. Here in Santa Barbara it is even getting hot. When the air tem…

Tags: Weather

Winterizing: You And Your Kayak

As I look out through the large window in front of my computer desk I see the sun peaking out from behind the …

Tags: Kayak

Spring Cleaning Kayaking Equipment

Even though the official start of spring for the Northern hemisphere is March 20th, the vernal equinox, for ma…

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Using Ranges (Transits)

Some pictures seen below were taken from the USK's Award Winning Video "ABC's Of The Surf Zone" while others w…

Back-Up Recovery (Roll-Aid)

When you capsize what is your next action? If you don't know how to roll and you don't have a partner ready to…

Back Deck Re-entry After A Capsize

After a paddler capsizes and chooses to do a wet exit they will have a number of decisions to make before they…

Re-enter and Pump Assisted Recovery

A kayaker should have a number of recovery methods to choose from in their bag of skills. I feel the most basi…

Wet Re-entry With An Eskimo Bow Assist

This recovery is an excellent example of using components from two traditional recovery techniques and combini…

H-I Recovery

In the early days of modern day sea kayaking or should I say in the years prior to bulkheaded kayaks, it took …