Frank below pondering and thinking it over
Following a break with individuals picking up the strokes and with some gentle swell on the lake we progressed to working with a following sea and managing swell, using a stern rudder and the keg on the kayak. Zoe below keeping her kayak on line.
Smiles were amongst the group and a number of goes were experienced, with further tips added to get the best out of the run. The distance was gently increased until a run of around 200-250mt was achieved.
Sally leading the way into the wind, with Frank following.
On one of the runs back down the lake being assisted by the wind and the swell. Adrian in the foreground and your guess is as good as mine, who's up front!
All had done amazingly well, and had begun to learn to manage a following sea. This can be difficult to work with, as both wind and swell changes so when it pushes from behind, it can be unnerving, but super satisfying and exciting as you begin to channel the wind and the swells energy in catching a ride.