Friday, 26 May 2006 07:09
Peter Carter One of the most frustrating aspects of paddling a kayak is that of making the thing go in a straight line, especially downwind. The boat tries to round up, and the paddler must make continual correcting strokes. Frustrating, and also fatiguing, and fatigue has a bearing on safety.
Saturday, 01 April 2006 14:50
He said, "I was out there and the waves must have been 6 feet." Funny, I was out there at the same time and didn't see anything bigger than 18 inches. What is going on? Estimating wave height is very difficult. Sitting down in a kayak, low to the water, waves look pretty big.
Thursday, 30 March 2006 18:04
You just finished up your first kayaking course. You need to talk to your students and let them know how they did. Help! What do I do? Tim Dyer from White Squall has posted some great tips to help you get through what some argue as one of the most important part of any kayaking course – the final debrief.
Saturday, 25 March 2006 14:49
Adapted from Surf Ski Quarterly vol. 2 no. 4 Original article by Robert Saunders Reprinted with kind permission from Adventure Sports Unlimited. Right of Way Even experienced surfers have differing beliefs about dropping-in. Newcomers to surfing rely on friends to explain the rule. There is no readily available document nor is there frequent publicity to ensure one has a common understanding.