Below you'll find a slew of helpful video resources. To make it easy for you, we have broken the videos down and grouped them into relevant categories (birds of a feather and all that, you know...). We will keep updating so check back from time to time.

You might also be interested in checking out the written materials that correspond to this page, you can check those out here.

Quick links to videos:

Technique Drills

In this section you'll find the following drills:

  • Tom 1

  • Tom 2

  • Tom 3


Balance Drills

In this section you'll find the following drills:

  • Tom 1

  • Tom 2

  • Tom 3


Start Drills

Getting a great start can gain you several seconds in your race. This is a big deal, whether you want to beat your competitors in a sprint race or make sure you get into a fast bunch in a long-distance event. Starting requires a combination of balance, technique and power. These drills will help develop your balance and technique for a fast start every time.



Setting your equipment up well is important for safety, enjoyment and to help you paddle properly. Here, NZ High Performance Coach and Olympic legend Tim Brabants takes you through some fundamentals of kayak set-up. This info is useful to all paddlers, from beginners to active fitness paddlers to top athletes. 

Stay tuned for similar resources for surfskis and river kayaks!


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