What is a Kayak roll ?

According to Wikipedia, “A kayak roll (often referred to as an Eskimo roll) is the act of righting a capsized kayak by use of body motion and/or a paddle. Typically this is done by lifting the torso towards the surface, flicking the hips to right the kayak, and applying a small force by means of the paddle to assist the torso back over the boat.”

Although rolling is not an essential skill for touring and sea kayakers, there’s no question that a reliable roll is a huge asset for many of the same reasons that it’s good for whitewater paddlers to learn: it lets you paddle more safely, helps you be more relaxed on the water and you’ll find your increased confidence will support you in exploring new elements of the sport.

Sierra Outdoor Center has a pool in the back of the shop and an experienced Staff to help you build your confidence

Here is a video from our good friend EJ. Check it out !

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