Your question: How do you paddle stroke a kayak?

Is it hard to paddle a kayak?

Kayaking is not as hard to learn as you might think. You only need a few basic skills to paddle effectively. … The proper way to paddle is using your trunk and core to propel your boat forward, putting your paddle in the water and rotating your body core to almost pull your body toward the paddle.

Which side of kayak paddle goes in water?

Have the part of the paddle blade that is concave or smooth facing you, the face of the paddle is the part you want to pull through the water. Have your paddle right-side up. Many kayak paddles are asymmetrical meaning there is a top and a bottom to the paddle blade.

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