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How Does This Unique Way Of Moving Give The Average Paddler More Speed While Avoiding  Capsizing...

Even When Paddling In Steep Waves?

  • For a forward stroke that feels easy but makes you go faster than the stronger paddlers.

  • For being stable in waves or currents.

  • For being able to edge for a turn without ever feeling like you might capsize.

  • For a layback or forward roll that works every time, even in waves.

Before I show you how to move, let me share how I discovered it.

Shortly after seeing someone using the Greenland paddle, I became inspired to learn to roll like the Inuit. They made it look so easy.

I thought “If I can move like that I will be safe going anywhere with my kayak.”

A short time later I was doing the balance brace and rolling my kayak with more ease than most paddlers with 15 years of taking lessons. 

Even the kayak instructors I knew could not do what I could do with my kayak. 

And I was a newbie.

But somehow it was easy for me. Not because I have any kind of talent.

It’s just the method that makes it easy.

What I saw when I watched the Inuit roll is they were rotating and tilting their pelvis. Essentially they were moving in 3 dimensions

So instead of this.

  • Pelvis facing straight ahead

  • Bending spine side to side

  • Shoulders facing forward

  • Paddle is 90 degrees to kayak

  • They do this.

  • Pelvis is rotated to one side

  • The spine is also rotated to release more flexibility

  • Shoulders facing the edging side 

  • Paddle is 45 degrees to kayak 

  • It requires a good fit with your kayak to stay in place, and still have the freedom to move your pelvis like that.

    After learning to do the forward roll I asked myself “if this is the easiest way to go from upside down to right side up in the low brace position, why not do the low brace the same way?”

    Forward Roll

    This is what doing this movement looks like in the kayak when doing a forward roll after a capsize.

    Movement for The Forward Roll

    This is the same movement outside the kayak.

    I’ll show you how to practice getting good at moving this way from the comfort of your home in a minute.

    As I added more rotation in my forward stroke, this perfect bracing position became more natural. 

    Adding the same rotation and tilt to my turning made it impossible to edge too far and capsize.

    The paddle and your body are in this most effective bracing position.

    As I started to share this with paddlers it became evident that a lot of kayakers would benefit from this. Especially the less athletic or older paddlers. It’s easy to learn and apply, and doesn’t require special talent or coordination.


    It’s a method that gives the average kayaker similar or even more competence than the younger more athletic paddlers.

    So What You Already Learned Is Not Only The Most Effective Way To Avoid A Capsize. It’s Also The Surest Way To Quickly Develop Ease and Finesse.

    Here’s how you can practice it from home.


    This works but it's better if you distinguish the movement of the spine from the pelvis like above.

    Not so good. The pelvis is not rotating. 

    If you would like to get my support as you apply this to kayaking…

    I have a special opportunity for you.

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    You don’t see the full power of this method until you see how it ties together everything you do with your kayak.

    As you will soon find out, you already did the hard part.

    The same training method that took Lesley from this…

    Before-no pelvis movement

    She had to take ibuprofen and had wrist, elbow, shoulder pain.

    She felt self conscious about holding back the group because she was slow.

    After-pelvis is moving

    Now she paddles pain free.

    Now she’s the one that has to wait up. She’s one of the fastest paddlers I know.

    Before-no pelvis and spine rotation

    She felt unstable and afraid to capsize in 6 inch waves.

    After-rotating pelvis and spine

    Now she enjoys paddling broadside to steep breaking waves, even when they crash over her kayak..

    Before-afraid to edge the kayak

    After-edging with confidence



    Learning these simple techniques eliminated her wrist, elbow and shoulder pain…


    Which allows her to go on kayak expeditions in remote locations like Haida Gwaii. Something she never dared dream about before she took the training. 

  • You know the one way to move.

  • You know how that way of moving applies to everything you do with your kayak.

  • You can probably already see why this method creates fast results.

  • Now all you need is consistent practice at applying it in various conditions.

  • Introducing the Greenland Paddle Apprenticeship Program.

    What you get is 4 months of weekly lessons.

    During each lesson we will focus on:

    • A more efficient forward stroke. (there is always room for improvement) We will focus on efficiency. 

      As we go across the channel we will systematically remove any weakness that may be creating a weak link.


      As you focus on one point, you notice paddling gets a little easier. And you glide a little further with each stroke while using less effort.

    • Edging and turning. Once we get to the islands, we will hug the shoreline and practice applying the 3 dimensional way of moving your pelvis to edging and turning. 

      This is such a core skill that I want to make sure you master it. So now when you’re out paddling, maybe even with your loaded kayak, you can have fun maneuvering effortlessly as you follow the rugged shoreline. You can quickly turn to avoid a rock. Or move quickly with precision to get close to someone to do a rescue or set up the tow line. 

    Practice in real life conditions.

    • When the conditions are right we create a safe environment to practice paddling in currents.

      You will learn to find the easiest route when going against the current, so you get to your destination without feeling exhausted. 

      When we have nice waves, we create a safe environment to put your skills to the test and develop your confidence in waves.

      If it’s windy we take advantage of it to practice using the wind to help you control your kayak.

      So no more fighting with the wind to turn your kayak, and feeling shoulder pain the next day.

      Now you know exactly what to do to have the wind help you turn. When you get this it’s like having power steering.

      Next time you’re paddling on a windy day you’ll be amazed at how easy it is. And you will wonder why everyone isn’t doing this.

      You’ll notice most paddlers are struggling to control their kayak.


      They exhaust themselves fighting with the wind because they don’t know what you know. 

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    All Learning Happens Naturally As We Enjoy Paddling Around The Beautiful Islands.

    We also set aside plenty of moments for learning what you want to learn.

    • Want to learn the balance brace?

    • The layback roll?

    • The storm roll?

    • The forward roll?

    • We stop and do a lesson on exactly what you want to do.

    That’s why it’s only available to a few people. I want to make sure everyone gets a lot of attention.

    • This is not meant to be like a lesson that gives you bracing skills, or helps you turn better. Or roll your kayak. 

    • This is to transform you into a competent paddler as quickly as possible.

    Paul Flynne

    "When I first got my new kayak and a Greenland paddle, I felt pretty overwhelmed trying to figure out how to use the paddle properly, especially with the sportier kayak.

    Thanks to Paulo's lessons and programs, I gained a solid foundation for my skills and a boost in confidence on the water. I'm now a much more efficient paddler and feel way more comfortable handling dynamic waters and tricky weather conditions. Paulo's instructions also made rolling a lot easier.

    I've come a long way since I started his lessons. I'm not much more confident on the water and am no longer a fair-weather paddler.

    Asmin Chen

    What you get is 4 months of weekly lessons.

    Starts February 3rd 2024

    Last lesson May 27th 2024

    Some lessons will be canceled due to weather, some you may not be able to go for whatever reason. That’s why I decided to only charge you for 10 lessons, and you come to as many as you like.

    These are lessons that don't look or feel like a lesson. We learn as we experience a fun and pleasant paddle. Just because we're having fun doesn't mean we're not learning.

    We will meet at Smuggler’s Cove every Saturday morning at 10:00 am.

    There is no room left for this season 

    If you have any questions, concerns, not sure if it’s for you…

    Please contact me:

    Email: [email protected]


    Phone: 250-893-0657