Christopher Lockyer lives in Nova Scotia, Canada; he is a British Canoe Level 5 Sea Kayak Coach and Paddle Canada Level 4 Instructor Trainer, as well as the Owner of Committed 2 the Core Sea Kayak coaching. Chris is a brand ambassador for Kokatat, P&H Sea Kayaks and Lendal Paddle.
This video series, titled ‘Lessons Learned’, will highlight things Christopher sees while he is on the water coaching and will provide you with some ideas to think about and practice the next time you head out in your sea kayak. We hope that you will find these educational and they will help you get the most out of your days on the water.
‘Blade Awareness’ is the second video in the Lessons Learned series. Understanding how your blade slices through the water will help give you more control in dynamic water.
Have you ever found yourself “tripping” over your kayak paddle in challenging conditions? Well, taking some time to work on blade awareness will help you gain a better understand and get the most of your kayak paddle. Blade awareness will help take you’re paddling to the next level.
1. Work on blade awareness in flat water
2. Keep your wrist and forearm in line to minimize injury
3. Allow time to develop this technique
4. Get professional coaching to maximize your progression.