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A sea kayaker practices the technique of a sculling stroke for quick turning. Photo: Screen Capture

Leon Sommé of Body Boat Blade teaches the Deep Diggity Dig

The Deep Diggity Dig is a great skill for sea kayakers who need to turn quickly and stay close to the eddyline as they head downstream. In this episode, presented by Adventure Kayak magazine, Leon Somme of Body Boat Blade teaches this effortless and fun new sea kayak turning stroke.

The Duffek stroke or bow rudder works fine for short boats or even long boats at slower current speeds, but the forces on long boats in fast ocean currents can compromise your shoulder and result in a slow, arcing turn. The best thing about this skill is how it feels when the boat spins. When done correctly it is both effortless and fun!

Stay tuned for more skills videos with Body Boat Blade International in this series, presented by Adventure Kayak, and watch more techniques on our YouTube channel.

 

 

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