Stern Rudder

Use the stern rudder to maintain or adjust your line in following seas, when paddling down-wind, passing through a narrow passage, or in the surf. You must have forward speed for the stroke to work.

Technique  Tips Common Mistakes  Practice

Common Mistakes

  • Inadequate torso rotation exposes the shoulder of the working arm to injury.
  • If you push away too much, you will lose speed and ‘over-cook’ the turn, creating a greater change in direction than you wanted.
  • Facing the working blade instead of looking forward.


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