How to define a seal launch? Generally, it involves sliding or falling off the shoreline and dropping into the river. This non-exhaustive list of fail videos (with some rare successes) leaves us with the lasting takeaway that most boats—and paddlers—are not suitable for seal launching. Enjoy.

1. Someone get this paddler a helmet—please.

2. How to seal-launch a canoe. Step one: Don’t.

3. How to win the respect of friends, family, and most importantly, the internet.

4. “That was a horrible start”

5. When you should’ve just run the rapid.

6. This played out differently in his head.

7. When you don’t really think it through…

8. Don’t try this yourself unless you’re incredibly skilled.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here