Synopses & Reviews
Have serious fun as you master every essential kayaking skill
Are you a visual learner? Short on time? Do you like a little entertainment with your instruction? Then Sea Kayaking Illustrated is for you. It combines concise, easy-to-understand instruction with lively, information-packed, often hilarious illustrations to show you how to improve your kayaking skills.
Developed by a certified instructor, this complete program in sea kayaking takes you on a visual tour of everything this accessible sport has to offer.
- Paddling in wind and waves--in other words, sea kayaking!
- Gear--every kayaker's favorite topic
- Rescue techniques--if you haven't flipped yet, just wait
- Carrying kayaks--learn the intricacies of ropes, straps, and racks
- Surf's up--tips for wave dodgers and seasoned shredders
- River touring--no salt water needed!
- Kayak camping--how to Leave No Trace in style
- Coping with critters--from sea lions to sharks
- And much more--yes, there really is much more
"While chock-full of dead-on sea kayaking instruction, it's the fun and easy-to-digest format that sets this book apart. Reading it is a pleasure."--Frederick Reimers, Paddler
"Just the thing if you want a solid and comprehensive look at sea kayaking in all its forms."--John Lull, author, Sea Kayaking Safety and Rescues, instructor-trainer, ACA
For some learners a picture is worth a thousand words--and this lavishly illustrated volume proves the rule. The expert advice and lively illustrations combine to offer serious how-to instruction in an entertaining fashion to sea kayakers of all levels.
Developed by an ACA-certified instructor over years of paddling and education, this complete program provides a visual tour of all that sea kayaking can offer, including ingenious tips on advanced paddling techniques, navigation and safety, and more.
About the Author
John Robison has been certified by the American Canoe Association in coastal kayak, whitewater kayak, and whitewater canoe instruction and has paddled extensively around the world.
Table of Contents
1. Kayaks and Kayakers
3. Carrying Kayaks
4. Concepts of Paddling
5. Boat Obedience
8. Wind and Waves
9. Kayak Surfing
10. Reefs and Rocks
11. Tides and Currents
12. River Touring
13. Pee Kayaking
14. Kayak Camping
15. Special Topics