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Capsize Recovery

In case you needed to know how to NOT launch a kayak, this is a perfect example.. Warning: Near the…

Hi. This is Mitch with Coastal Kayak in Fenwick Island, Delaware and today I’m going to demonstrate…

A: Set up by holding the paddle on the left side of the boat with the paddle extended forward. Place…

In my opinion, the wet exit is the important overlooked skill in kayaking because it can really help…

I strongly believe that pool sessions are excellent at practicing skills and learning new skills in a…

So when we're working towards the ultimate self-rescue, the re-enter and roll, we can use a paddle float…

I hope this never happens to you, but there may come a time when you have a paddler in the water that is…

The Hand of God is a really cool rescue technique for experienced leaders or teachers dealing with…

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

I recall when I started my sea kayaking career. Being self taught at the beginning and then learning…

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

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

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

Last month we discussed how to detect and patch (not "repair") a leak on a typical roto-molded kayak…

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

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

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

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

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

If you would like an alternative to the standard paddle float recovery (See USK Article "Solo…

Whether you paddle with a group or you enjoy paddling solo there may come a time where you would need to…

The T-recovery is one of many assisted recoveries where the water is drained from the flooded kayak…

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