Video: 5 Most Common Kayaking Mistakes

Wondering what mistakes you might be making when you're learning whitewater kayaking? Here's a helpful and funny video from the Unsponsored kayaking blog. (There are a few good pointers after it looks like the video ends, so keep watching until the actual end.)

Just for perspective, one of the best kayakers I know says she likes to always have a little side to side lean in her boat, but she is SO good that I think it's like if Christina Aguilera said she likes to have a little bit of rasp in her voice... what would be a detriment to most people is so expertly applied and under such complete control that she uses it as a positive. If you're not boating Class IV and V with ease 300+ days a year like she is then I'd say stick to the advice in the video. :)

Brando81 - May 24, 2019

Thanks for sharing. These tips are great reminders of some of the kayak basics. I wish we had more whitewater rivers here in FL to use the river features you mentioned. We’ll just have to settle for oceans and alligator filled rivers. See you on the water!

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