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​Wayne Horodowich

When you paddle a tandem (double) kayak you have certain advantages and certain challenges due to the…

[For an in-depth review of the numerous ways of getting back into your kayak after a capsize, check out…

At first glance balance can be thought of as staying balanced over your kayak so you do not capsize.…

The outdoor environment can be extremely challenging. The noise from the wind and waves can drown out…

I was recently asked via e-mail, "when is it recommended that you wear your helmet?" I was asked…

When I began teaching, I taught my students to get to the capsized boater quickly to affect a speedy…

As a member of the US Surf Kayaking Team I had the honor and privilege to compete in the world…

I have to admit that one of the skills I have high on my favorites list is the low brace turn while on…

There are many different ways to turn your kayak when it is moving. If you do not want to lose momentum…

Using a brace is an essential part of kayaking if you wish to stay upright. A well executed brace will…

There are times when we need and want a reliable continuous brace. For a brace to be continuous it needs…

If you know how to tread water you know how to scull. If you have ever played airplane with your hand…

When we perform a normal sweep stroke some of our energy is lost as a result of our blade moving through…

A sweep stroke is one that is primarily used for turning a kayak. If we do a forward sweep stroke on the…

Due to the instability usually experienced when stopping, having a stopping stroke that provides support…

If you were to get into a friend’s motorboat and ask him or her, "how far can you travel in the boat?"…

I have been to a number of kayaking events over the last three months where numerous kayaks have been…

There are many different ways to drain water from a kayak. The original methods of modern kayaking had…

As an instructor I have been fascinated by the length of time it takes many kayakers to get from one…

The most frequently used solo recovery after wet exiting is the paddle float recovery. The paddle float…

I heard a joke many years ago. When the judge came home his wife confronted him with her dilemma. She…

As a professional educator and a kayaking instructor I must begin this article by saying: I believe…

When launching from a shoreline that has surf, the paddler has to find a way to get into their kayak and…

There are many ways to get to shore through a surf zone. You can choose to work against the forces (See…