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Nigel has six excellent instructional sea kayaking DVD's
in the
Nigel Foster Sea Kayaking Series

Also see him in Justine Curvingen's "This is the Sea" (scroll down)

Nigel Foster Sea Kayaking DVDs

Order a set of 6 for $160
Or single at $30 each DVD
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Volume 1, Getting StartedThis DVD covers the fundamentals; history, kayak selection, and looks at the variety of styles and types of equipment available for you to choose from. Learn what to take with you when you paddle, and what you should consider when deciding what to wear. become an informed buyer and an informed paddler. 

Volume 2, Essential StrokesLearn to paddle forward, reverse, turn and go sideways. Essential Strokes examines the quiver of techniques required to get you around in your kayak. Go beyond the essential safety procedures you practice in case you overturn. Learn how to rescue another paddler and how to assist in your own rescue. This volume offers good grounding in essential skills. 

Volume 3, Directional Control
The skills shown here include those taught in Nigel's popular "directional control" classes. Beginning with the essential components used to accurately control your course and also make your kayak spin, Foster layers the techniques for a variety of turns, blends one with another and highlights why certain techniques work better in particular conditions. "Directional Control" will help you maneuver accurately and to keep a straight course whatever the wind direction.

Volume 4, RescuesA capsize to a kayaker may be an inconvenience but should not be a problem. "Rescues" offers both mental and technical solutions. Learn how to empty a kayak at sea, how to re-enter your own kayak from the water, and how to take control of a rescue until the swimmer is safely back in their kayak. A number of different ways are shown with guidance as to how to decide which will be best for each situation.

Volume 5, Forward Paddling
Keep up with your paddling friends with the minimum of effort. Learn good blade placement, efficient application of power, and keep a straight course without wasting precious energy. What causes a blade to flutter and why do kayaks weathercock? What part do your feet, legs and torso play in your forward stroke, and how can you modify your stroke to take advantage from a following sea? Learn plus more from someone who tine-tuned the forward stroke through thousands of miles of expedition paddling. 

Volume 6, Rolling and BracingWhen you have a reliable roll and brace, your confidence in a kayak will rise to new levels. Nigel Foster looks at some non-intimidating ways to learn a roll, examines the essential components of different braces and a variety of practical everyday rolling techniques. This volume also includes Greenland rolling skills introduced by expert Greg Stamer.

You can also watch Nigel in Justine Curvingen's first sea kayaking volume; "This is the Sea" Volume 1, weaving his way between the forest of posts supporting the old piers of downtown Seattle, slipping through the crystal clear waters of Florida's spring-fed rivers to watch manatees and exotic birds, and playing on the Northwest's Deception Pass.