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.
‘Rapid Acceleration’ is the fourth video in the Lessons Learned series.
During the season we can build our confidence but we tend to keep missing waves and not being able to get onto the features we are trying to. This is where rapid acceleration comes in to play. Get out there and use these tips to increase your enjoyment on the water. Professional coaching will help with your forward paddle stroke and the rest will come with time and hard work.
• Visualize where you need to take off from and how much distance you need to get your boat up to speed.
• Increase your cadence 1,2,3,4,5.
• Shorten up your paddle stroke.
• Physical fitness and endurance are key to be able to reproduce this for a day on the water.