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Strokes & Braces

by Eric Jackson We’ve learned the flatwater strokes, forward stroke, and the backstroke. We have two…

by Eric Jackson The offside C stroke is a useful stroke to know if you ever find yourself in a…

If you capsize and have to swim back to shore, swimming with your paddle will be a lot easier and…

Engaging your core muscles while stand up paddling allows you to paddle more efficiently for longer…

How often do we go all out on our first day back on a wave, or playing in current, or in a rolling…

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

When paddling a solo canoe, the wind will always try to blow the light end of a canoe downwind so it can…

This is a favorite topic of mine- linking strokes and how you combine movements, maneuvers, and strokes.…

These are my favorite moves to practice and improve angle, edge and vision. In this series of clips,…

Can you use a Greenland Paddle in a Recreational Kayak? I received this question recently from a…

We're gonna have a look at two strokes that can be used in a variety of ways that are essential for the…

When paddling a canoe, a solo paddler or a stern paddler is very often having to do some form of…

How many of these techniques have you tried? Yes, some are a little unorthodox, but what's paddling…

By changing how you edge and balance your boat you can increase your stability and adaptability. Using…

Pool sessions have always been a positive part of learning and development as a paddler, so the Kayak…

Learn how to paddle into the wind solo by distributing your weight, having the proper trajectory and…

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of being flipped upside down in the water, that likely stems from…

There is one kayak skill which says “I’m a self sufficient paddler.” It's not rolling, and it has…

If you're new to paddle boarding, in 5 minutes you can get the tips you need to get out on the water…

Learn how to correctly edge your boat, use proper body position and place your paddle in order to save…

If you're not aware of freestyle canoeing, imagine the canoeing version of the Olympic sport ice…

People generally think paddling a longer kayak will make them go straighter, but with proper technique…