Strokes & Braces

Well, on a canoe trip, when your canoe is loaded with all the gear, it is about as maneuverable as a…

One of our all-time favorite strokes is the anti-capsize stroke (pretty important!); a stroke and a…

I've been asked a lot of questions on a video I've done a while ago that was on the basics of kayak…

Let's discuss how to improve your chances of making it through rapid standing up on your paddle board.…

Kyla, my 10-year-old, took position in the stern on our last canoe trip. Her friend, who tagged along,…

Sometimes you want to go backwards; maybe because you've explored a narrow creek that's so narrow you…

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

One of the great things about kayak fishing is that almost anybody can do it. But you need to…

Watch this video that demonstrates the usefulness of learning the balance brace. This brace is an…

I grew up in an area of Canada that is often referred to as canoe country. The landscape is dotted with…

For those of you who have never visited Santa Barbara, CA, I can honestly say it is a beautiful little…

A: Set up with the paddle extended to your right. Hold the bottom of the blade with your left hand away…

Pivot turns are a great way to turn your board and you can do them when you're stationary or moving. The…

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

One of the great things about kayaking is that on the very simple level you can just slip on a life…

Forward paddling, that's your powerful straight line paddling, but your kayak really wants to go in a…

Video Transcript: Making a controlled landing in a surf zone is one of the most difficult things to…

When you first go out on the sea in waves, you'll probably find that paddling into the waves is really…

The Sculling Draw is an elegant side-slipping stroke perfect for dock landings and precision…

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

In 1992, my paddling improved more dramatically than in any other year. The reason was simple. My buddy,…

The pivot turn is the most powerful and effective means of turning your whitewater kayak and is one of…

The Power Stroke is a vertical forward stroke designed to help your kayak accelerate while carving a…