How to Tie a Figure Eight Knot

The figure eight knot is known for its use in mountain or rock climbing but it can also be used in many kayaking scenarios. This knot is a great kayaking knot to know if you ever need a strong knot with a loop at the end of your rope.

Step 1: Create the first figure eight at the end of your rope.

Step 2: Bring the end of the rope down through the bottom of the figure eight and then back up through as shown below.

Step 3: Take the end of the rope follow the path of the initial figure eight.