Kayaking Fundamentals: Execute the Extended Paddle Roll

If you’re having trouble rolling your kayak with the C to C roll or the sweep roll, try the extended paddle roll, otherwise known as the pawlata. For the pawlata roll, you’ll move your hands to one end of the paddle, giving you more leverage. In this video from our Kayaking Fundamentals series, kayak instructor Ken Whiting shows you how to execute the extended paddle kayak roll so it’s there when you need it. It’s a great tool to add to your arsenal of kayaking skills to help keep you safe in challenging conditions whether sea kayaking, kayak touring, or whitewater kayaking.