This video has been around for a while and I came it across it thanks to the UK Rivers Guidebook Forum.

The video features Sean Morley taking the viewer through a very detailed look at ‘power paddling’ – a highly efficient forward paddling stroke to maximise forward speed. There are some nice dry land as well as boat based exercises and demonstrations.

Originally from a series of ‘virtual coach’ films produced for Canoe & Kayak Magazine, the associated article on their website also includes a written and photographic guide to forward paddling.

Useful Links

Canoe & Kayak Magazine – Canoe & Kayak Magazine Article on Forward Paddling