Kayak Rolling – The Qajaq Side Scull

The Inuit call this roll Innaqatsineq.  It simply means that the kayaker lays on their back in the high brace position with palms facing skyward.  During a qajaq competition judges look for the participant to keep their kayak deck at a right angle to the water.  When not in competition the kayaker arches their back as much as possible to keep the kayak flat and deck parallel to the water.


    Side sculling is a resting pose that aids in capsize prevention and roll training.

A kayak roll Is the fastest type of self rescue.  It also requires little upper body strength; the kayaker uses their hips to roll.  If you would like to schedule a private or group class please use the Contact Us Link.

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