downwind

Saturday, 22 April 2006 02:10 | Category : Tips & Techniques

ImageThe purpose of this article is simply to help those struggling with the often frustrating art of downwind paddling. Some of the techniques utilized are counter-intuitive, particularly for those like me who grow up with very little experience on large bodies of water. The principles contained below were gathered from and discussed with veteran paddling instructors Rick Nu’u and Mike Giblin from Maui, and Dawid Mocke from South Africa.

Friday, 20 January 2006 08:08 | Category : Tips & Techniques

(First published in SA Paddler Jun/Jul 2005)

Going downwind is not as easy as some might make it look.  It takes lots of practice and definitely a fair bit of experience.  Here are a couple of tips to get you on your way.

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