At some time or other we have all fallen victim to an out of control Kayak pinned in white water bearing down us in the surf, and it is for this reason the Goat Boaters get some pretty bad press. As with all sports there are some that tarnish that disciplines name and there are some that are masters of their trade and are fantastic ambassadors at the top of their game.
Stakeout 2013 is a Kayaking video that shows these freestyle wizards at work and was filmed on the Ottawa River in Northern Quebec. The clip below is a snapshot of the range of tricks and skills these guys possess. Tackling fair sized river waves the paddlers string together move after move in what looks to be a cross between Kayaking and Breakdancing.
Two and three move combos, a few wipeouts and a decent soundtrack lead to a pleasurable few minutes viewing and could well go along way to changing the negative view that some people hold of Kayakers.
Have a look and let us know if you are impressed with the skills shown.