Sea Kayaking: A Different Kind of Race | National Geographic

Typically, sea kayakers dream of calm waters and soft tailwinds. It's preferable to navigate around waves and whirlpools. A team of young adventure kayakers redraws the sport's horizon by seeking out the sea's most turbulent places, called tidal races, and diving right in. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Sea Kayaking: A Different Kind of Race | National Geographic https://youtu.be/7ubt8AWa7SU National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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Typically, sea kayakers dream of calm waters and soft tailwinds. It's preferable to navigate around waves and whirlpools. A team of young adventure kayakers redraws the sport's horizon by seeking out the sea's most turbulent places, called tidal races, and diving right in. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Sea Kayaking: A Different Kind of Race | National Geographic https://youtu.be/7ubt8AWa7SU National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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AleaderWaterShoes
AleaderWaterShoes - 7 years ago
Amazing! This is what I call sea kayaking
Bill Harter
Bill Harter - 8 years ago
Looks like crazy fun, will try to get there next summer
Jeremy Heiman
Jeremy Heiman - 10 years ago
Very cool!  this makes me want to use my touring kayak in places it's not meant to be. Just for kicks
Michael Childs
Michael Childs - 10 years ago
What kayaks are they using?
Paul Andre Côté
Paul Andre Côté - 10 years ago
nice video ! why u guy dont paddle a whitewater boat ! awesome spot where is it
Rachel Einav
Rachel Einav - 10 years ago
WooooW
David Palmer
David Palmer - 11 years ago
A good video, however, too many image changes, it looks like TV
SeadartVSG
SeadartVSG - 11 years ago
Where is the haystack at 1:38???
purplefryer1987
purplefryer1987 - 11 years ago
beautiful video and boats love tiderace i got a tahe marine but think a tiderace might be a future purchase

10. comment for Sea Kayaking: A Different Kind of Race | National Geographic

y0seph12
y0seph12 - 11 years ago
Some of those waves with no pile at all would not be surfable in a playboat, and others probably not. You also have to factor in that there is a long paddle out to these places.
gbenzon
gbenzon - 11 years ago
Hull speed is completely irrelevant once you've caught a wave and are planing, whether it's a playboat or a sea kayak. You're way above hull speed then. It's pretty easy to catch a wave in any sea kayak, including a Capella. Keeping the boat going straight and upright is a whole different story.
Alex McGruer
Alex McGruer - 11 years ago
I am sure the boat could handle the pounding but I know there are places my Capella's hull speed can't keep up with the water flow. The Exxplorer is a bit better. I know my smaller boats could go through it but surf those long not steep high speed waves. I know my T Slalom couldn't , perhaps a larger flat presentation of a surf built kayak could.
Alex McGruer
Alex McGruer - 12 years ago
Newfoundlands surfers. Bertgs add an eliment where the ocean bottom can come at you from below, they can split from above, rupture and surge sideways. Then there is the normal stuff, Wind Waves sub zero water temperatures, pointy rocks etc.
Alex McGruer
Alex McGruer - 12 years ago
Speed... Not sure a play boat would have the hull speed for some of this stuff. Other spots a play boat rules, normal surfing for example.
YouSirAreNoob
YouSirAreNoob - 12 years ago
he looks and sounds like Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater
Paul Kuthe
Paul Kuthe - 6 years ago
Wish I could play drums half as well as him. ;)
jim bergeron
jim bergeron - 12 years ago
yeah playboat ftw
BigC
BigC - 12 years ago
I'm not sure how far you guys have to go to get to these races, but it seems like a sweet spot for a playboat, using your sea kayak is just making your life hard.
Slug Gecko
Slug Gecko - 12 years ago
Hardcore spot!
Wollemiwanderer
Wollemiwanderer - 12 years ago
Impressive kayaking!

20. comment for Sea Kayaking: A Different Kind of Race | National Geographic

orkcooper
orkcooper - 12 years ago
Great to see not all State side paddlers have huge boats with rudders!!( joking) good work guys... Ever looked paddling my homeland, Orkney and the Pentland Firth, North of Scotland? up to 16 KNTS tide recorded here. lots of overfalls.. I would gladly paddle with you guys... :)
Roman007M
Roman007M - 12 years ago
Amazing! I tried some kayakin in Atlantic Ocean, waves weren't that big at the time it's just super Fun!
Thermagicalwonders
Thermagicalwonders - 13 years ago
You have to be crazy to do some thing like this in risky waters.
PawlowskiTHR
PawlowskiTHR - 13 years ago
Love it! Beautiful. I'm stoked to film some big whirlpool action at Max ebb Skook soon. Just trying to get some other THR boys into it!
AndreasNV
AndreasNV - 13 years ago
1:18 WTF
Mike Chapman
Mike Chapman - 13 years ago
I'm so there!
Konrad Wawrzyszko
Konrad Wawrzyszko - 13 years ago
4 people dont like kayaks......fuck them;)
Akai Nishin
Akai Nishin - 13 years ago
Why on earth would you playboat in a sea kayak? Get a freestyle boat. Sea kayaks are long and keeled for distance.
Paul Kuthe
Paul Kuthe - 6 years ago
Been there done that. Try paddling a whitewater boat to some of these places and you'd spend your entire day just getting there. Plus... Why not challenge yourself? Also... When you pop an ender in a 16 foot boat or start throwing ends it's a really cool sensation. Give it a try! If you can control a long boat on the wave short boats become easy.
David Magnan
David Magnan - 13 years ago
Three people shouldn't have started watching in the first place.
oShytt
oShytt - 13 years ago
sweet

30. comment for Sea Kayaking: A Different Kind of Race | National Geographic

SideSwipez77
SideSwipez77 - 13 years ago
i wanna see these guys try the Congo river on for size. That'll ought to make them rethink their careers.
cr7ei
cr7ei - 13 years ago
1 person didn't make it through kayaking ... oh wait, that doesn't make sense..
nopseudosleft56
nopseudosleft56 - 13 years ago
Bloody 1:30 advert before the video!!! way too long!!! You should be able to skip it after 10 secs or something!!
NEWjafan12
NEWjafan12 - 13 years ago
Why wont you let me watch your Are We Alone video?!?!
ClewLess
ClewLess - 13 years ago
Sea Kayaking Fuck Yeah!
Caroline Thompson
Caroline Thompson - 13 years ago
Amazin
Ian Slade
Ian Slade - 13 years ago
Amazing! This is what I call sea kayaking
MrEDDFire
MrEDDFire - 13 years ago
is this the song from little big planet? btw awesome vid!! keep it up :D
ibstrd
ibstrd - 13 years ago
balls of steel
nasef andamama
nasef andamama - 13 years ago
can you tell me the music on the last part? i kinda like it =) what title?
WanderLust
WanderLust - 13 years ago
awesome =D ^^
Benjamin Haines
Benjamin Haines - 13 years ago
@PigLvl3 this is awesome
Ievolovel
Ievolovel - 13 years ago
2:57 The noble fisherman. Just for being him he should receive half the worlds riches.
COMADORK
COMADORK - 13 years ago
LOVED THIS PLEASE DO MORE!!!
Alan Kyle
Alan Kyle - 13 years ago
awesome
Tomáš Celar
Tomáš Celar - 13 years ago
damn... i want nature videos .... not these
sd
sd - 13 years ago
sexy
Connor Lockerby
Connor Lockerby - 13 years ago
FIRST COMMMENT, and may i be the topped like to say this video is insane and amazing -Thumbs Up if you agree

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