Kayaking Safety and Rescue Techniques
If you’ve mastered the basics of kayaking and want to explore farther afield, you must first learn safety and rescue techniques. In this series, we cover preparing for your outing, how to edge and brace, how to do a wet exit, how to do rescues and how to tow a kayak.
Our kayak safety tips set you up for successful adventures. Instead of obsessing about danger, focus on stacking the odds in your favor.
How to Edge and Do a Brace Stroke in Your Kayak
Capsizes happen. You should be ready if they do and skilled at preventing them. We show how edging and brace strokes can keep you upright.
How to Do a Wet Exit from a Kayak
Learn how to exit and reenter a kayak after capsizing. Practicing these techniques will increase your confidence during any paddling trip.
How to Do a Kayak T-Rescue
The T-rescue offers a quick way to get a capsized kayak partner back in their boat. Check out our video and article for the basic steps.
How to Do a Kayak Self Rescue
If you capsize while paddling alone, you can get back into your boat via a self rescue. Check out our video and article for the basic steps.
How to Tow a Kayak
When another kayaker is struggling, you might need to give them a tow. We’ll explain how tow belts work and basic towing techniques.