Golden Rules of Kayaking for Beginners

Golden Rules of Kayaking for Beginners

Take a free online US Coast Guard Safety Course for canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddling (SUP): https://cms.americancanoe.org/Online-Courses/Present/Paddlesports-Safety-Online-Course

Learn the golden rules of recreational kayaking for beginners from World Champion kayaker, Ken Whiting, in this episode of PaddleTV. Learn to paddle efficiently and plan ahead in order to stay safe and enjoy your time on the water.

For more tips and tricks, watch our Kayaking Instructional Series playlist: https://goo.gl/cUhZts

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34 Comments

  1. Tabby Kay on May 22, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    What if I’m kayaking in the middle of a Florida swamp full of alligators and my kayak suddenly flips over ?

  2. S C on May 22, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    4th Golden Rule. Avoid alligator 🐊 infested waters 😂

  3. midnight snake on May 22, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Im going to a mangrove

  4. Joseph Mullin on May 22, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    I have a lower back problem so I cannot twist my torso while paddling so when I paddle it using low angle paddle and my arms. I also only paddle from my toes to my back.
    The farthest distance I have done with this method is 40 nautical miles.
    So you are showing a prejudice against those like me.

  5. MaxDragonfire 48 on May 22, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    I’m twelve and very glad I found this. I can ride safely now.

  6. Jack Stone on May 22, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    I had no practice when I capsized my sit on top in 8-10 foot swell that I unexpectedly encountered out on the ocean. Fortunately, had an emergency plan that I didn’t have to use. I ended up being able to get back in and paddle away with my life and my survival kit. If you hit the ocean without practicing capsizing, make sure you’re in good shape or better yet practice capsizing before you have to do it for real. It was a more exhausting experience than I even thought possible. Practicing might seem like a pain in the neck, but doing it for real for the first time in an actual survival situation is downright scary.

  7. Auston Sousa-Poza on May 22, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Looks like Toby from the Office

  8. Richard on May 22, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Found this channel last summer and have watched most of them. They contain great lessons for anyone starting out and the occasional kayaker. I have forwarded this channel to our kayaking group and received positive feedback.Thanks

  9. PaddleTV on May 22, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Take a free online US Coast Guard Safety Course for canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddling (SUP): https://cms.americancanoe.org/Online-Courses/Present/Paddlesports-Safety-Online-Course

  10. Fishing with Jhoe on May 22, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    What are those shoes you guys are using?

  11. Positive Energy on May 22, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for your teaching

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  13. RaDeK ChAnNeL on May 22, 2022 at 10:40 pm
  14. Movido A Bits on May 22, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Supeeerr. This help me a lot. Thanks

  15. Rick Martin on May 22, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    thanks for the information – looking for an intro class in my area

  16. JW Rhyne Jr. on May 22, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Great info! thanks!

  17. Oscar Ramirez on May 22, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Hahaha. By the second golden rule he forgot about the first one.

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  19. flynomo on May 22, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    CANT GET PAST THE FEET

  20. Luna Morris on May 22, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Hey! I love all your videos. They are always super helpful and informative. Keep posting more such vlogs.

  21. Benjamin Fallon on May 22, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Forgot the most important rule…ALWAYS wear a PFD.

  22. mila the cat on May 22, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    I have that same paddle

  23. Grassgrow on May 22, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    hello, i have chronic back issues and am not able to rotate my upper body much at all. I could still kayak and take it easy, right? I plan to just try and use my arms at first, and go real slow on calm canals.

  24. Get Out and Kayak on May 22, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Thanks for all the tips 💡

  25. Trail Trash Outdoors on May 22, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Another great video! So glad i found your channel!

  26. Griddle Gary on May 22, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    I’ve got a rather husky carriage and I’m worried teenagers will make fun of me. For the husky lad will it look like I’m sinking?

  27. Kayaking Grandma Kelly on May 22, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Those oceans waves are so scary looking!! I can’t even handle a breeze more than 4 or 5 mph. But I LOVE to kayak, sit on top kind, it is very relaxing. And I am fat and old (53) but still enjoy it

  28. Thevk1nf on May 22, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Re forward stroke technique…best instruction I’ve had is to think "PUSH UPPER – GUIDE LOWER". This accomplishes several things. Pushing the upper hand forward instead of pulling with the hand close to the water brings the big muscles of the shoulder and back into play, providing a lot more power than the relatively smaller and weaker arm muscles can apply. Besides being much less tiring, it also induces natural torso rotation. The lower hand acts more as a guide than as a source of power. You can often spot paddlers who use the PUSH UPPER approach; they’ll seem to move ahead with noticeable short spurts in each stroke, with a sort of ‘hitch’ midway when switching sides, to get as much glide from the stroke as one can…

  29. GM Outdoors And More on May 22, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Good info, thanks!

  30. pmb207able on May 22, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Is that seat specific to your sit-on-top, or will it fit others?

  31. Joel Barish on May 22, 2022 at 11:19 pm
  32. ThegamerChance on May 22, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    I got all this emergency crap and flares and crap yet I haven’t planned my emergency plans such as capsized under water underwater quick action and gear gathering

  33. Burnsy fishing and outdoors on May 22, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    I just got a Pelican sentinel 100x angler yesterday will be my first time in a kayak I will be hugging shore my lake I will fish most is 722kilometers sq average depth is about 14 to 80ft deep but out in the middle of my bay I live next to and other areas get to 130 feet deep

  34. Susan Cook on May 22, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    What kind of kayak is your sit on top? I’m having a hard time finding the perfect beginner kayak.

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