Introduction to Kayak Paddle Strokes



Goes over technique and practice of six basic and very useful strokes.


Prerequisites:  None

Course length:            3 hours.

Class ratio:      1 instructor: 6 participants.

Location:          Pool

Open water – calm conditions

Conditions:      Wind calm (< 8 knots). Sea state calm to rippled.


What you may expect to learn from this Clinic:


Hand and paddle position for using the most practiced strokes

Arm, body technique, position and torso rotatation

Forward stroke


Backward Stroke

Sweep strokes

Draw strokes

Most important will be the confidence you gain in your paddling ability.