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WOOF: Intro to Sea Kayaking and Forward Kayak Strokes

  • 08 Jul 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • online


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WOOF: Women Outdoors Online Funtimes

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Intro to Sea Kayaking and Forward Kayak Strokes


This will be the first part in a series of Sea Kayak instructional videos. Topics covered in this session include:

Your Boat

  • Anatomy of a kayak
  • Boat design
  • Kayak movements
  • Rudders vs skegs
  • Kayak stability

Your Body

  • Anatomy of the body
  • Fitting in a kayak
  • Edging & leaning a kayak
  • Torso rotation

Your Blade

  • Anatomy of a paddle
  • Blade shapes
  • Paddle shafts
  • Choosing a paddle
  • Paddle length
  • Holding a paddle
  • Paddling unfeathered or feathered
  • Indexing
  • Wrist safety
  • Water/blade resistance
  • Blade manipulation
  • Wind/blade resistance

Combining your boat, body, & blade

Moving a kayak with a paddle

  • Back slip
  • Going straight
  • Kayak & paddle movements


  • Parts of a stroke
  • Stroke symmetry
  • Strokes review

Forward Strokes

  • Generic forward stroke
  • Forward stroke variables
  • Forward touring stroke
  • Forward high angle stroke
  • Forward low angle & supportive stroke
  • Greenland forward stroke
  • Wing paddle forward stroke
  • Stroke stability

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