3 Golden Rules of Recreational Kayaking for Beginners

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The 3 Golden Rules of Recreational Kayaking are a set of rules that let you paddle the most efficiently, comfortably and safely. Check out the latest kayaks at http://www.neckykayaks.com LEARN Check out all our Paddling TV YouTube channels: Kayak Fishing Tales http://www.youtube.com/user/KayakFishingTales Kayak Bass Fishing http://www.youtube.com/user/KayakBassinTV Stand Up Paddling http://www.youtube.com/user/StandUpPaddlingTV Whitewater Kayaking http://www.youtube.com/user/WhitewaterPaddlingTV Canoeing http://www.youtube.com/user/CanoeingTV Recreational Paddling http://www.youtube.com/user/PaddleTV Sea Kayaking http://www.youtube.com/user/SeaKayakingTV PADDLES Notice how nearly every pro on Paddling TV uses an AquaBound paddle? There's a good reason for this. Aqua-Bound manufacturers some of the best paddles on the market, and they won't break your bank account. Having used them for 14 years we're happy to give them our stamp of approval. See their full line-up at http://www.aquabound.com PRODUCED BY Heliconia Press: http://www.helipress.com

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George Bush
George Bush - 6 years ago
loose lips sink ships!
iPhoneTips&Tricks
iPhoneTips&Tricks - 6 years ago
How can I harness the most power from my strokes? 2:19
Crystal D'Anunzio
Crystal D'Anunzio - 6 years ago
Love this Trip scene for Kayaking https://www.zazzle.com/z/o4j1b?rf=238658110008133683
Jon Goldberg
Jon Goldberg - 6 years ago
I LOVE GOING KAYAKING!
Jon Goldberg
Jon Goldberg - 6 years ago
What's wrong with talking about recreational kayaking?
Robert Heidersbach
Robert Heidersbach - 6 years ago
Great video. These points are defiantly good for beginners to know!
videoviewer00001
videoviewer00001 - 6 years ago
I'm 9 years old and I'm learning to roll the kayak, could u do an easy tutorial on kayak rolling, please?
Kalar Hall
Kalar Hall - 6 years ago
I'm teaching myself to kayak, I have my own and it's really fun
Brad Morrison
Brad Morrison - 6 years ago
Okay you don't need to turn your body backwards to paddle. That's stupid.
tranquility
tranquility - 7 years ago
Also, so far as getting in or out, if there is something to hold onto on the dock itself, then grab onto it. In this vid, there was a part of the deck that she could have grabbed onto but didn't. Although, not all decks have this convenience

10. comment for 3 Golden Rules of Recreational Kayaking for Beginners

tranquility
tranquility - 7 years ago
Dude I saw the vid where your dry bag was taken by the bear, don't put your wallet in your dry bag anymore, bad idea. Better to lose your lunch rather than your wallet.
SuperAwesomeGamer
SuperAwesomeGamer - 7 years ago
fuuuuuuuckkkkkkkkkkk meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee in the ffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccckkkkkkiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggg aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Oh My Doggo Kyle
Oh My Doggo Kyle - 7 years ago
why is this so old
come on people stay updated
its 2017 not the 1900's
jeez
Nate The Great
Nate The Great - 7 years ago
So loose lips can sink ships, but loose hips keeps kayaks afloat? Seems legit..
Joles Pitts
Joles Pitts - 7 years ago
I need upper body strength looks good for that.
Elijah Addey
Elijah Addey - 7 years ago
I'm going kayaking with my school in may any Really need helpful tips as this is my first time kayaking
Joey Miles
Joey Miles - 7 years ago
This is gay
Rob Kenworthy
Rob Kenworthy - 7 years ago
A bunch of A Hole comment. Is this on the Hudson River?
Erin Wilson
Erin Wilson - 7 years ago
These rules are way too much for recreational kayaking for beginners. Simple. Don't lean too far. Use full strokes. Sit up straight. All this stuff should be learnt much later, when confidence has grown. But that's just my humble opinion...
Kelly Pro
Kelly Pro - 7 years ago
recreation kayaking is no laughing matter, its seriously serious

20. comment for 3 Golden Rules of Recreational Kayaking for Beginners

euashuwheuweu
euashuwheuweu - 7 years ago
You are stupid!
Anthony  Small
Anthony Small - 7 years ago
Watermilan17 yall for kayaking
j gil
j gil - 7 years ago
looks weird and unnatural. i've kayaked 15 miles at a time no rest, no injuries and it is not like that. and why is the water so calm? that's not normal conditions.
Florida Girl Adventures
Florida Girl Adventures - 7 years ago
I was thinking the same thing about the water - "gee wish my water was just sitting there!'
Desmond Barnes
Desmond Barnes - 7 years ago
good informative video, thanks
clamjuice
clamjuice - 7 years ago
haha they make this sound so much more complicated than it is...its paddling for fucks sake
school is good
school is good - 7 years ago
clamjuice ikr
Scott J
Scott J - 7 years ago
Are you kidding? 1:29 put your right hand over the left side of the boat - I hope you like being wet.
Activ8
Activ8 - 7 years ago
I did kayaking 2 days ago for my first time and we had a great fun with our friends. Will try it once again, especially when we have a lake nearby our city...
mustafa rashad
mustafa rashad - 7 years ago
Pavel Stoqnov Nice. Wish you have a nice day with greatful moments.


I have to watch this video because I have it tomorrow second period in school.
James Martin
James Martin - 8 years ago
nice video, what kind and length is the yellow kayak you in?
Iam free
Iam free - 8 years ago
Golden rule of kayaking in the ocean. Do not kayak in the ocean if you are not experienced and outfitted properly. We have fatalities frequently around here from folks playing in the ocean and finding out with their lives. Boating over water always has the risk of drowning but a lot of folks do not take this seriously....they just want to be cool and have fun and that leads to trouble.
Cody Jackson
Cody Jackson - 6 years ago
Natural selection
Freddy Aron
Freddy Aron - 8 years ago
and please always wear your PFDs!
joesr31
joesr31 - 8 years ago
When I kayak, my fingers keep hitting the side of the boat and it hurts like hell, is there anyway to prevent it, it always bruises my fingers
matty tripps
matty tripps - 7 years ago
your kayak is probably to wide what's the beam
Damjan Lakic
Damjan Lakic - 8 years ago
Your arms must be put on the paddle so your elbows are 90 degrees. Get it?

30. comment for 3 Golden Rules of Recreational Kayaking for Beginners

Arya Connor
Arya Connor - 8 years ago
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Finley Castello
Finley Castello - 8 years ago
THX, very helpful.
lowballman23
lowballman23 - 8 years ago
First rule is not to be a goofy kayaking er
Moosa Mohammad
Moosa Mohammad - 9 years ago
One of my favorites hobby, but I have difficulty to go up when I fell down.
sbp013
sbp013 - 9 years ago
Damian Szlachta
Damian Szlachta - 9 years ago
All Hail KOAG!
Joseph Mullin
Joseph Mullin - 9 years ago
I have a lower back injury that does not allow me to twist. I can lean to the side enough to turn using a modified hold on the paddle using a wider sweep.
Joseph Mullin
Joseph Mullin - 9 years ago
My Pungo is working just fine. I did a 40 mile trip in one day with no problem. Also playing around in Buzzards Bay you can start out in flat water and then you have 3 to 4 foot swells to play in. I am comfortable with my sit in.
HydraYak Outdoors
HydraYak Outdoors - 9 years ago
Maybe a Hobie or Native peddle drive would work for you?
gary wilson
gary wilson - 9 years ago
Subtitle is not large enough! Is there any way you can make the words larger? So they take up the whole screen?
Schamottriese
Schamottriese - 9 years ago
Paddling on the north Atlantic coast is a whole different story again :-P 2 meter waves and a strong current teach you how to maintain balance within 5 minutes or you flip over. Trying to steer with such over-dramatized body movements may work on a lake but out at sea you´re going to have a bad time. 
Don Prosise
Don Prosise - 9 years ago
You already have an Old Town commercial built into the video do you really need the mandatory 30 second commercial for the product that I never intend to buy again (GM). Now that I know I'll avoid Paddle TV. 
Don Prosise
Don Prosise - 9 years ago
+Rachel Nopé No. There are still a lot of people who share things about the hobbies they love and don't see Youtube as another revenue source to be exploited. It is definitely trending that way though. Vimeo is growing every day because of it. I just think it is extra greedy to double dip on the ads.  
Rachel Hohl
Rachel Hohl - 9 years ago
Then you might just want to avoid YouTube all together... It's a 30 second ad, I'm sure you'll live..
Croaking Toad
Croaking Toad - 10 years ago
When actually paddling I noticed the examples don't have anywhere near the spinal rotation as the over dramatization. It's not all spinal rotation, but a combination.  You feel it when you hit the right combo ... last week I had my Old Town Predator mx in up to a two foot chop and 30 knot breeze ... a very stable craft, and I had plenty of upper and lower body movment going!
Matt WhoRan
Matt WhoRan - 10 years ago
I just started kyaking its the greatest!
Nick Gomes
Nick Gomes - 10 years ago
Yesterday i went kayaking fir the first time and im only 10 years old
iPhoneTips&Tricks
iPhoneTips&Tricks - 6 years ago
YouTube doesn’t allow users under 13 years of age. I’m reporting you.


Upon further further examination, I realized this comment is 3 years old...
Will Okeefe
Will Okeefe - 6 years ago
Your name is so close to Rick grimes
Its Utterz
Its Utterz - 8 years ago
+Iam free well my cat can beat up ur neighborhood squirrel
Iam free
Iam free - 8 years ago
My Dad can beat up your Dad.
Chunky Cheese
Chunky Cheese - 8 years ago
+Eric Cartman W lmao
slopcrusher
slopcrusher - 9 years ago
Did you go river or lake kayaking
FroQQer
FroQQer - 10 years ago
That's awesome! Don't ever stop doing new things! I wish I had done these things when I was your age. Growing up sucks, lol, don't get in a rush to grow up to fast. Enjoy life to the fullest! =)
Aideen Wolfe
Aideen Wolfe - 10 years ago
Minor injuries like tendinitis xD that's not minor....
CursiveYes
CursiveYes - 10 years ago
Thank you for this information,I will try this the next time I go out,but everytime I go out,my kayak always pull to the left.
FroQQer
FroQQer - 9 years ago
+VanHalensBelt
 I can definitely sympathize with you on the carry/load back on the car after. I don't notice how much work I've put into paddling till I get out and carry the kayak back to my car. Sorry to hear about that fall, I can only imagine how much that had to hurt. Let alone the humiliation if anyone was around. I don't know if my story tops that, but I've taken my kayak out a few times. I felt confident getting in and out of my kayak without much trouble. Last time I went to get out I tried to do it as I've seen videos on instructions/tips for getting in and out. Well long story short, my hand rolled on the paddle as I was hoisting myself up to get out, and I lost my balance. Needless to say I fell out of my kayak into the water tipping it as I went. A few hundred yards away were a family with young kids fishing on the dock. I'm pretty sure I could hear laughter coming across the way. And if I'm honest, I probably would have laughed too. I was a little banged up from hitting the bottom, but my main concern was my pride. lol. It was embarrassing, but we all have to learn. Just some of us learn the hard way. haha Take care!
VanHalensBelt
VanHalensBelt - 9 years ago
+SimplyGeneric I'm in Wisconsin. Watch that you're sitting dead center. Watch whether there's a wind or not. If it's coming from the left, it's going to seem like your kayak is pulling left. I either have to kind of zig-zag my course (let it go into the wind, then readjust my course over and over) or sit with the kayak heeled over to the left constantly. Also spend more time paddling on the left. Or combination of all. I've had an intense learning process with a used kayak too. Last trip (Saturday) I was carrying it to the car and fell on my ass, with the boat then falling on me. Pretty banged up. I'm always better at carrying it before the trip than after, when I'm all tired out. Best...
FroQQer
FroQQer - 10 years ago
I know how you feel. I thought I was going crazy. Mine pulls to the left as well. What state are you in? I'm also a beginner, and looking for friends who enjoy recreational/fishing kayaking. I'm in Georgia. In my early 30's. I have a cheap kayak, because I didn't want to buy a really expensive/nice one till I felt like this would be something I'd want to do time and time again. And since I'm likely to bang it up a little learning how to load/unload and so forth. Once I feel confident and I'm positive this is something I will do on a regular basis, I'll save up for something a lot nicer. Best of luck to you! You're not alone, that's for sure. Take care!
CursiveYes
CursiveYes - 10 years ago
+VanHalensBelt Thank you so much for taking your time to tell me this.Yes I am a beginner,I have had a kayak for about 5 years,but now I have two,and I have only been in the water about 6 times.I tried to get my friends to go kayaking with me,but they say it's too scary.I have to get a new set of friends now.Your name is cool,I use to skate to "Jump."  
VanHalensBelt
VanHalensBelt - 10 years ago
Are you a beginner? I am, and I was finding that I always pulled to the right. I finally found that I was always sitting just a little to the left. You really have to be careful about sitting dead center. Then you will find that you can steer the boat quite easily by leaning to the outside: you want to go back right, so paddle on the left while leaning the boat to the left. Takes practice and confidence but it will be a great breakthrough when you get it. I was for me. I figured it out after putting about 70 miles on my kayak. Good luck.
CommunityNirvana
CommunityNirvana - 10 years ago
#1 Dont talk about recreational kayaking.
Milostar123
Milostar123 - 7 years ago
Ha..
FroQQer
FroQQer - 9 years ago
+mattxr2i Sorry but sadly you missed out on the Fightclub movie quotes we had going. You are right though. =)
mattxr2i
mattxr2i - 9 years ago
+SimplyGeneric #3 If someone says "stop" or drowns, the kayaking is over.
FroQQer
FroQQer - 10 years ago
#2 No talking about recreational kayaking!
Andy Martin
Andy Martin - 10 years ago
there is "a rat" in separate. that's how I remember it.
Freeloader 420
Freeloader 420 - 10 years ago
Where was this footage taken?
The Vining Group @ Keller Williams Lake Oconee
The Vining Group @ Keller Williams Lake Oconee - 10 years ago
Great lesson! We do a lot of kayaking on Lake Oconee - Check out our site!
van house
van house - 10 years ago
Thank you for this great video

50. comment for 3 Golden Rules of Recreational Kayaking for Beginners

guggi uggi
guggi uggi - 10 years ago
LMFAO @ the narrator channeling Kermit the frog in the beginning of the vid! ;'D Wtf was that all about?? :P
Claire Hiott
Claire Hiott - 11 years ago
Camden kayak are affordable my butt
Kathy Oslosky
Kathy Oslosky - 11 years ago
oh no at 2:25 she IS NOT MAINTAINING HER BOX
mobiussquadron
mobiussquadron - 11 years ago
A world champion is more likely to know proper technique than a beginner would...
OL8Twho
OL8Twho - 11 years ago
Loose hips sink ships
inkedkid13
inkedkid13 - 11 years ago
What does it matter if they were "world champion" paddlers or not?
FeelThePunkBlast
FeelThePunkBlast - 11 years ago
2:21?
tim johnson
tim johnson - 12 years ago
blisters lol
simplyhike
simplyhike - 12 years ago
Wow great video - some powerful tips there! :-) and the video has really been well put together! If you get a chance please take a look at out Youtube channel for all the latest kayak equipment videos and reviews! Thanks!
PaddleTV
PaddleTV - 12 years ago
Actually, they all are. It's just not being exaggerated... it's being done naturally. Just because the arms are moving, it doesn't mean the power isn't coming from the torso. FYI: 4 of the 5 paddlers in this video are World Champion Kayakers!
Vicky Wigle
Vicky Wigle - 12 years ago
Thanks for another great kayaking lesson. I will use this on my Kayak the Bay Facebook page for my renters. My biggest advice is to just go out an DO IT. Don't over think this. It takes time, you will still be able to get some great paddling in.
joel Maher
joel Maher - 12 years ago
nice scenery
DENMONKEY
DENMONKEY - 12 years ago
why is it you are promoting torso rotation yet most of the paddlers you show are barely rotating if at all?
kbraband
kbraband - 12 years ago
Correct spelling: separation

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