Useful videos for sea kayakers

When I’m coaching I use examples of good and great practice and often refer my clients to videos showing what I consider good practice, good coaching and useful techniques. These examples make it look easy but they take practice, timely coaching and more practice in increasingly challenging conditions.

Deep water rescues

Heel hook demo from Gordon Brown.

Self rescues

Myself demoing the re-entry and roll. This is my preferred way to self rescue. 

Cowboy / back deck rescue


Greenland rolling

A demonstration of Greenland Rolling given by Lesley Mackay, assisted by Alan Forsyth filmed on Isle of Bute, Scotland.

Fitness and mobility

Kayaking is great for physical health and wellbeing but it also asks a lot from certain parts of the body. I like and use these routines to keep things in working order. First a series of movement for hips mobility and strengthening, then some shoulder mobility.

Hips mobilisation
Hips strengthening