How to Kayak

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Learn kayaking basics and kayak maneuvering techniques such as how to paddle a kayak, in this free online video series.

Series Summary

There are many forms of kayaks including sea kayaks, fishing kayaks, whitewater kayaks, surf kayaks, racing kayaks and inflatable kayaks. A kayak is a motorless boat that is propelled by a manpowered paddle. Kayaks can accommodate up to three people and usually have a cockpit-style seat for each person under the deck of the kayak. Kayaks differ from canoes because they are smaller and propelled by double-ended paddles as opposed to single-ended paddles.

In these expert video clips, you can get beginner tips for kayaking including safety tips and precautions. Learn how to operate a kayak in the water. Our expert shares tips on turning a kayak, forward paddling, and reverse stroke paddling. In this series of expert videos, you can get important kayaking information including tips on how to maneuver a kayak using static draws and how to edge. Watch basic videos on kayak emergency exiting tips to keep safe while kayaking!

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