The Sweep Stroke is one of the first skills you should learn as a new paddler to Whitewater Kayaking. It's a core stroke to create spin momentum, and turn your boat effectively and efficiently. It's a controlled stroke, that creates spin momentum in the kayak, and utilizes body rotation to turn and control the boat when performing moves on flat and moving water. This stroke is important to have in order to progress your paddling technique. Having an efficient sweep stroke will help you to properly maneuver your kayak.