The bow rudder is that mystical move that takes what we were doing before with the stern rudder/draw and brings it up to the front of the kayak. Why would want to do that? Well, it makes you look pretty cool and that’s important of course. Maybe more useful is that you may find a bow rudder is also the best way to make a fast, sharp turn in your kayak while on the move. In addition a bow rudder is often the solution to turning kayak into the wind on those days a stern rudder results in your kayak simply going straight. There’s more too.. but that’s for another day… Oh, and have a look at that grip in the picture above because it will not appear in the rest of the pictures..