Kayaking is the most versaitle of the paddlesports, and paddlers have had a growing interest in how extreme the sport can get. Kayakers are taking their boats to new extremes and [literally] new heights! The current world record waterfall ever successfully kayaked over is Palouse Falls in Washington state which is a staggering 186 feet. Other than taking kayaks over giant waterfalls, kayaks can be designed for speed or doing spectacular tricks!
However, paddling a kayak is no easy endeavour. First, most kayaks are a pretty tight fit, and you have to wear a “skirt”—a spray-guard to keep water out of the cockpit where the paddler sits—that traps you in the boat. This is a problem when the kayak flips over and you are trapped underwater. However, with a little practice learning how to “roll” your kayak back to its upright position is a breeze.
How to roll: