Video: Learn the Scoop Sea Kayak Rescue | Adventure Kayak Magazine | Rapid Media
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Leon Somme helps his paddling partner Shawna Franklin into her sea kayak using the scoop rescue. Photo: Screen Capture

Leon Somme of Body Boat Blade demonstrates an easy variation of the classic scoop rescue.

In this episode, presented by Adventure Kayak magazine, Shawna Franklin and Leon Sommé of Body Boat Blade use the “belly down, hug the boat” method as a more stable, easier approach to this rescue. They have also incorporated the super simple “Haggerty Handle” for the rescuer who may struggle to right the victim’s boat. Watch it, then try it!

The scoop rescue is a fast and effective way to get an incapacitated paddler back into their kayak. In this video demonstration, presented by Adventure Kayak magazine, Shawna Franklin and Leon Sommé of Body Boat Bladeuse the “belly down, hug the boat” method as a more stable, easier approach to this rescue. They have also incorporated the super simple “Haggerty Handle” for the rescuer who may struggle to right the victim’s boat. Every variation of sea kayak rescue has its' own specific application and the scoop rescue is no different. It was developed as one way to assist tired paddlers who had exited their kayaks and were too incapacitated to re-enter under their own power. Utilizing the body weight and natural force of both paddlers, it is a low impact rescue that reduces the chances of muscle strain or continuing paddler fatigue. Watch this video demonstration.


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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