Sea Kayak Essentials Volume 1

Code: AA0578
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New in 2011, Sea Kayak Essentials is an excellent instructional DVD for sea kayakers of all abilities looking to develop their paddling skills in open water sea conditions.

Focusing on solid foundations for advanced performance, clearly-structured chapters introduce:

5 Essentials of Boat Speed, Angle and Trim; Body Position, Stroke Linking

Fundamentals of Posture, Connectivity, Feel and Power Transfer

Core skills of Forward paddling, Balancing and Turning

Use of the Skeg

Boat Awareness exercises

Applied skills chapters include:

Open Water Forward Paddling, in wind and waves

Moving Water Skills: crossing eddy lines, ferry gliding and using waves

Tide race paddling: effective paddling in bigger conditions

Rock hopping: applied skills and strategies in close quarters

Surfing skills: launching and landing techniques, surf zone skills

An additional surfing skills chapter also includes detailed analysis of the tide race paddling skills displayed in Cackle TV’s “This is the Sea 3”, plus superb footage of sea kayak surfing in the large clean waves of Hell’s Mouth, North Wales.

Sea Kayak Essentials is presented and performed by Nick Cunliffe, an active and experienced BCU level 5 sea kayak coach. Technical analysis and coaching progressions are provided by Nick throughout the DVD.

Essential paddling skills are clearly broken down into core foundations, with paddling exercises and progressions emphasising the application of these fundamentals in more challenging conditions.

For sea kayakers wishing to paddle comfortably in windy/rough conditions, learn moving water skills, develop tide race and surfing techniques – this DVD will help you to gain effective kayaking skills in all sea conditions.

With over 100 minutes of high quality widescreen HD footage in inspiring North Wales locations and expert instruction from one of the UK’s leading sea kayak coaches, Sea Kayak Essentials is a must-have resource for all sea kayakers.

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