WHITEWATER INSTRUCTIONAL SERIES
HOW TO STERN SQUIRT YOUR KAYAK
What is a "Stern Squirt" and why bother learning it? The answer is simple--because it's incredibly fun! With the resurgence of half and full-slice whitewater kayaks, stern squirts are making a comeback. Nailing them in longer boats is especially satisfying. However, it requires technique, and that's what we're here to cover.
The Stern Squirt is a great move to have in your arsenal. It involves crossing an eddy line, dropping an edge while simultaneously taking a backward pry stroke, with the goal of getting your stern fully submerged and your bow upright toward the sky. From here, the paddler can either flip over, or try and hold this position for as long as possible through taking strokes to keep the rotation going.