Jump in a Ski | Find out more with Kevin Brunette

Surfski is a unique paddling activity, taking place on the sea. Whilst there are similarities to river canoeing, marathons and even slalom, it is a distinct sport, offering a broad range of opportunities for recreational and competitive endeavours… A surfski is a versatile watercraft, designed especially for use in the open sea environment and the […]

“Helping a paddler in distress is top priority, not only good etiquette”, Kevin Brunette

Helping a paddler in distress is top priority, not only good etiquette. Assisting someone should be less traumatic than affecting a self-rescue. You might help a paddler one day and another day be grateful for some assistance. All paddlers, even in a group, should have the ability for self-rescue. They should be similarly equipped with […]

The Folly of Boat Selection | Celliers Kruger

In the 25-odd years that I’ve been involved in competitive paddling, many things have changed. One thing certainly hasn’t: the ego-driven idea that anyone who is paddling a stable boat is somehow inferior. The reality is that most K1 paddlers in South Africa are paddling boats that are actually too unstable for them. If a […]

Reach your Peak : Training with Cadence

When I first began paddling in 2003, there was very little technology to work with as a measure of efficiency and performance. Coaches worked on stopwatches set to alarm every 60 seconds so that you knew where you were in your interval. Regular routes in similar conditions, combined with said stopwatch habits, helped to gauge […]

Get off that Start Line

A good start is essential, because it provides clear water into which you can move. Not only do you want an unobstructed path, but also don’t want your stroking action to be impeded. It is to your advantage to get away quickly. There is not much speed differential between competent paddlers, so if you get […]

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