This disciple involves the smallest and most responsive of the kayaks. This discipline helps to hone in on those skills that are required for all of the other disciplines, requiring a huge amount of boat control and skill.
This discipline makes use of a variety of river features such as waves and holes, as well as being practised on flat-water. Freestylers use a combination of core kayaking skills in order to manoeuvre the kayak in a specific routine in order to achieve an impressive move, some of which include; Blunts, McNasty, loop, cartwheel, Phonix Monkey and spins.
Freestyle is a fantastic way of building confidence on the water, be it on flat-water or features on a river. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved competitively, with Ireland having a strong presence at the World Freestyle Championships at which one of our very own, Sean Noonan competed doing both Ireland and GKC proud!