Friday, 26 May 2006 07:09

Going Straight: a few thoughts

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.
Thursday, 25 May 2006 17:33

Detect and Correct Tips and Pointers

Learning how to give positive and constructive criticism to a student is one of the more difficult teaching skills to master. Tim Dyer from White Squall provides some tips and tricks that he has picked up over the years.
Saturday, 01 April 2006 14:50

Determining Wave Height in Rough Water

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.
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

Proper Surf Etiquette

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.
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