kayaking lingo lessons

I have been following this board for a while now. I have done searches here and on other search engines, but have not found what I’m looking for. I am still not clear on a lot of kayaking lingo. I would like to find a source where I can look up words like squirt, slice, ender, grab, etc. as it applies to kayaking. Can anybody point me in the right direction?

page at this site covers a lot, especially pertaining to white water:



many thanks!

You just hit the nail on the head. This glossary is exactly what I was looking for.

Have a look at this site as well…



dont, stop

How about SK definitions
Thats a keeper in my book marks.

Anyone know a place with Sea kayaking definitions?

For one example, I have trouble describing wave and current directions. Picking it up slowly, mostly from reading here.

What do you call waves that are coming from in front of you?

Are quartering waves always from behind and at an angle? Or can they be from in front and at an angle?

I know straight behind is “following,” and from the side is “beam,” I think.

Paul S.