Effective Edging with Shawna Franklin and Leon Somme from Kokatat Watersports Wear on Vimeo.

Along with effective forward paddling, edging is one of the key skills that Sea Kayakers need to develop to allow us manoeuvre our sea kayaks. This video takes a look at the use of edging. There is some lovely footage of both the basic and advanced use of edging within this video.

The video features Shawna Franklin and Leon Somme who are two very highly respected American sea kayak instructors. It is filmed by Bryan Smith of Pacific and Eastern Horizons fame hence the high quality footage!

NB: There are one or two ‘Americanisms’ such as Peel in/Peel out which UK paddlers will know as breaking in and breaking out.

Useful Links:
Body Boat Blade – Shawna & Leon’s website
Reel Water Productions – Bryan Smith’s website