In the past six years I’ve kayaked the Waimakariri Gorge well over a hundred times. On a large number of these trips I was guiding people down for their first time. If you’ve never been through before, and are wondering what the Gorge is really like, I’ll attempt to describe how hard it is, and […]
Paddling braided rivers with constantly changing channels can be tricky business. With multiple routes to choose from, including many false leads, it’s easy to get lost out there. Here is a system that if followed correctly, will provide success 99.9% of the time.
Easy lines virtual tour through the Coast to Coast Kayak Leg with Canterbury Kayaking coach Sam Milne. Recorded Wed Feb 7, 2018 @ 80m/3s
Forget personal preference or wind resistance. Here is how to set your paddle feather accurately for a neutral wrist position based on science. Prevent further injury to your wrists. Get more comfort and higher performance out of your stroke with this simple technique that very few people know about.
Learning to roll your kayak is a process of constant refinement. Here are 7 tips that will help you achieve rolling perfection. It all begins with a good set-up position. Having your hands too low in the water reduces the amount of wind-up in your torso, and sets your body too deep into the water. […]
Every year, hundreds of beginners are learning to kayak for the Coast to Coast Race. Here are the 5 most common Coast to Coast training mistakes, and how you can avoid them.
Easy lines virtual tour through the Coast to Coast Kayak Leg with Canterbury Kayaking coach Sam Milne. Recorded Wed Feb 8, 2017 @ 110 cumecs.
With demand for Canterbury Kayaking whitewater courses constantly increasing, it’s now time to bring in the re-enforcements. Professional kayak instructor Rata Lovell-smith is officially on the CK coaching team for spring 2016.
How 72 Year old Bob Cook learned to kayak and compete in the 2-Day Individual Coast to Coast Race 2016.
Easy lines virtual tour through the Waimakariri Gorge with Canterbury Kayaking coach Sam Milne. Recorded Wed Feb 10, 2016 @ 40-50 cumecs in preparation for the Coast to Coast Race.
Paddling Perfection has just released their new multisport kayak design – the Sport/Adventurer. I was lucky enough to take one of the first demos out on the river for a test. Here is what I found.
It’s time to check and re-stock your kayaking first-aid kit. Here is what I carry every time I hit the river.