Tips Kayaking / Coach video
Kayak sit on top: Making a U-turn
Do the same circular movement as for a turn, that is a circular motion moving your paddle as far away from the side of the kayak as possible (arm stretched out).
Then do the same circular movement backwards, that is, on the other side starting at the back moving forwards, submerge your paddle as far back as possible by turning your upper body and make a circular motion pushing your paddle as far away from the side of the kayak as possible.
Repeat this movement several times alternating from side to side until you complete your U-turn.
In a 2-person kayak:
The movement is the same as above, the kayak paddler at the front paddles from the front backwards and the kayak paddler at the back paddles from the back forwards.
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