Synopses & Reviews
For beginners eager to explore and for more seasoned kayakers yearning to take longer expeditions, Kayaking Made Easy is the perfect handbook. Brimming with excellent advice about every aspect of flat-water kayaking, this guide offers tried-and-true techniques for enjoying this popular sport. Clearly written and generously illustrated, Kayaking Made Easy presents a step-by-step approach, first familiarizing you with the gear, then proceeding through the various strokes, and finally covering the complexities of long-distance navigation. Author Dennis Stuhaug will show you how to choose the right hull for your needs; outfit your kayak with seat, flotation, spray deck and other fittings; master the basic maneuvers, from the sweep stroke to the sculling brace; assemble a kayaking wardrobe that provides comfort and warmth without breaking your budget; safely navigate the hazards of wind, fog, eddies, and rip currents; and ensure that all of your kayaking companions, including the kids, have a terrific time. Whether you are putting paddle to the water for the first time or planning a lengthy voyage, this comprehensive guide should be on the top of your reading list.
The perfect step-by-step handbook for beginners, with sage advice on every aspect of flat-water kayaking, from selecting a boat to kayak sailing.