Sea Kayaking: A Different Kind of Race | National Geographic

Sea Kayaking: A Different Kind of Race | National Geographic

Typically, sea kayakers dream of calm waters and soft tailwinds. It’s preferable to navigate around waves and whirlpools. A team of young adventure kayakers redraws the sport’s horizon by seeking out the sea’s most turbulent places, called tidal races, and diving right in.
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Sea Kayaking: A Different Kind of Race | National Geographic

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50 Comments

  1. Codlipps on December 27, 2019 at 3:09 am

    I would shit a brick 😀

  2. NEWjafan12 on December 27, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Why wont you let me watch your Are We Alone video?!?!

  3. jim bergeron on December 27, 2019 at 3:12 am

    yeah playboat ftw

  4. Thermagicalwonders on December 27, 2019 at 3:13 am

    You have to be crazy to do some thing like this in risky waters.

  5. Michael Childs on December 27, 2019 at 3:13 am

    What kayaks are they using?

  6. gbenzon on December 27, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Hull speed is completely irrelevant once you’ve caught a wave and are planing, whether it’s a playboat or a sea kayak. You’re way above hull speed then. It’s pretty easy to catch a wave in any sea kayak, including a Capella. Keeping the boat going straight and upright is a whole different story.

  7. SeadartVSG on December 27, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Where is the haystack at 1:38???

  8. Caroline Thompson on December 27, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Amazin

  9. siempre a favor on December 27, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Gran vídeo

  10. Paul Andre Côté on December 27, 2019 at 3:17 am

    nice video ! why u guy dont paddle a whitewater boat ! awesome spot where is it

  11. BigC on December 27, 2019 at 3:18 am

    I’m not sure how far you guys have to go to get to these races, but it seems like a sweet spot for a playboat, using your sea kayak is just making your life hard.

  12. Alex McGruer on December 27, 2019 at 3:19 am

    I am sure the boat could handle the pounding but I know there are places my Capella’s hull speed can’t keep up with the water flow. The Exxplorer is a bit better. I know my smaller boats could go through it but surf those long not steep high speed waves. I know my T Slalom couldn’t , perhaps a larger flat presentation of a surf built kayak could.

  13. Owen Darrow on December 27, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Skookumchuck narrows in BC…this is one of the most famous playboating waves in the world! Must have been hard to find hahaha

  14. SideSwipez77 on December 27, 2019 at 3:22 am

    i wanna see these guys try the Congo river on for size. That’ll ought to make them rethink their careers.

  15. shaun duke on December 27, 2019 at 3:23 am

    mint, I would love to give it a try,but then again I would die 😎

  16. cr7ei on December 27, 2019 at 3:24 am

    1 person didn’t make it through kayaking … oh wait, that doesn’t make sense..

  17. Wollemiwanderer on December 27, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Impressive kayaking!

  18. Mike Chapman on December 27, 2019 at 3:24 am

    I’m so there!

  19. David Palmer on December 27, 2019 at 3:27 am

    A good video,
    however, too many image changes, it looks like TV

  20. Bill Harter on December 27, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Looks like crazy fun, will try to get there next summer

  21. Jeremy Heiman on December 27, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Very cool!  this makes me want to use my touring kayak in places it’s not meant to be. Just for kicks

  22. Ian Slade on December 27, 2019 at 3:33 am

    Amazing! This is what I call sea kayaking

  23. PawlowskiTHR on December 27, 2019 at 3:33 am

    Love it! Beautiful. I’m stoked to film some big whirlpool action at Max ebb Skook soon. Just trying to get some other THR boys into it!

  24. MrEDDFire on December 27, 2019 at 3:33 am

    is this the song from little big planet? btw awesome vid!! keep it up 😀

  25. y0seph12 on December 27, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Some of those waves with no pile at all would not be surfable in a playboat, and others probably not. You also have to factor in that there is a long paddle out to these places.

  26. ClewLess on December 27, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Sea Kayaking Fuck Yeah!

  27. Akai Nishin on December 27, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Why on earth would you playboat in a sea kayak? Get a freestyle boat. Sea kayaks are long and keeled for distance.

  28. purplefryer1987 on December 27, 2019 at 3:42 am

    beautiful video and boats love tiderace i got a tahe marine but think a tiderace might be a future purchase

  29. Essjay56 on December 27, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Bloody 1:30 advert before the video!!! way too long!!! You should be able to skip it after 10 secs or something!!

  30. AleaderWaterShoes on December 27, 2019 at 3:47 am

    Amazing! This is what I call sea kayaking

  31. Alex McGruer on December 27, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Speed… Not sure a play boat would have the hull speed for some of this stuff. Other spots a play boat rules, normal surfing for example.

  32. Konrad Wawrzyszko on December 27, 2019 at 3:50 am

    4 people dont like kayaks……fuck them;)

  33. YouSirAreNoob on December 27, 2019 at 3:51 am

    he looks and sounds like Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater

  34. Ievolovel on December 27, 2019 at 3:51 am

    2:57

    The noble fisherman. Just for being him he should receive half the worlds riches.

  35. Roman007M on December 27, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Amazing! I tried some kayakin in Atlantic Ocean, waves weren’t that big at the time it’s just super Fun!

  36. Rachel Einav on December 27, 2019 at 3:53 am

    WooooW

  37. Benjamin Haines on December 27, 2019 at 3:53 am

    @PigLvl3 this is awesome

  38. Alex McGruer on December 27, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Newfoundlands surfers. Bertgs add an eliment where the ocean bottom can come at you from below, they can split from above, rupture and surge sideways. Then there is the normal stuff, Wind Waves sub zero water temperatures, pointy rocks etc.

  39. Connor Lockerby on December 27, 2019 at 3:55 am

    FIRST COMMMENT, and may i be the topped like to say this video is insane and amazing -Thumbs Up if you agree

  40. WanderLust on December 27, 2019 at 3:56 am

    awesome =D ^^

  41. ibstrd on December 27, 2019 at 3:56 am

    balls of steel

  42. Slug Gecko on December 27, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Hardcore spot!

  43. David Magnan on December 27, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Three people shouldn’t have started watching in the first place.

  44. Alan Kyle on December 27, 2019 at 4:00 am

    awesome

  45. nasef andamama on December 27, 2019 at 4:03 am

    can you tell me the music on the last part? i kinda like it =) what title?

  46. oShytt on December 27, 2019 at 4:03 am

    sweet

  47. Tomáš Celar on December 27, 2019 at 4:04 am

    damn… i want nature videos …. not these

  48. COMADORK on December 27, 2019 at 4:05 am

    LOVED THIS PLEASE DO MORE!!!

  49. AndreasNV on December 27, 2019 at 4:07 am

    1:18 WTF

  50. orkcooper on December 27, 2019 at 4:08 am

    Great to see not all State side paddlers have huge boats with rudders!!( joking) good work guys… Ever looked paddling my homeland, Orkney and the Pentland Firth, North of Scotland? up to 16 KNTS tide recorded here. lots of overfalls.. I would gladly paddle with you guys… 🙂

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