Sea Kayaking Safety and Rescue

From mild to wild, the essential guide for beginners through experts
Author: John Lull
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975474
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 284
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The most comprehensive manual on how to kayak safely in a wide variety of sea environments--from inland waterways to ocean rock gardens, tide rips, surf zones, and the open ocean. Aimed at beginners through experienced kayakers, this book describes how to deal with hazards, not just avoid them, using real-life, extensively tested techniques proven to work. You'll learn fundamental skills for recovery and rescue, and master safe paddling techniques in ocean conditions. Numerous photos accompany step-by-step descriptions of the Eskimo roll, towing methods, self- and partner-rescues, backup strategies, and group dynamics. The second edition has a fresh chapter on fine-tuning your strokes, which will significantly increase kayaking fun and safety.

Sea Kayak

A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Sea Kayakers
Author: Gordon Brown
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 9780954706173
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 188
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This book is a modern guide to sea kayaking by one of the leading exponents of the sport who is also a highly respected coach in this field. Gordon Brown is a BCU Level 5 sea coach based on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He shares his knowledge with you in his own succinct humorous style and very visual approach. In this book Gordon covers topics of kayaking history, physiology, boat and paddle dynamics, seamanship and navigation, safety and rescue, weather forecasting, caves, rockhopping and tidal races, expeditions and overnighting, as well as a wealth of tips and resources for the sea paddler. This is a visually stunning book printed on 170gsm silk paper filled with top quality photographs. Over seventy photographs and illustrations help to make this an essential modern manual for the sea kayaker.

Sea Kayaking Illustrated

A Visual Guide to Better Paddling
Author: John Robison
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071392341
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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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.

Scottish Sea Kayaking

Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages
Author: Doug Cooper,George Reid
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 9780954706128
Category: Scotland
Page: 272
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A selection of fifty great sea voyages around the mainland of Scotland and the Western Isles.At last, here it is . Scotland's first guidebook for sea kayakers wishing to explore its amazing coastline and magical islands. It brings together a selection of fifty great sea voyages around the mainland of Scotland, from the Mull of Galloway in the SW to St Abb's Head on the east coast, as well as voyages in the Western Isles, ranging from day trips to three day journeys. Illustrated with superb colour photographs and useful maps throughout, it is a practical guide to help you select and plan trips. It will provide inspiration for future voyages and a souvenir of journeys undertaken. As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing through. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history, geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals. A fascinating read and an inspirational book.

Sea Kayak Strokes

A Guide to Efficient Paddling Skills
Author: Doug Alderson
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 1926855892
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 168
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Written for paddlers of all skill levels, Sea Kayak Strokes is a concise and fully illustrated instructional manual detailing tips and suggestions for improving and maintaining overall paddling technique. This highly effective guide will help you paddle your kayak farther, more safely and with less effort. When you do 1,500 strokes per hour, small improvements in your technique make a big difference in your comfort, success and overall progress.

Sea Kayaking

Basic Skills, Paddling Techniques, and Expedition Planning
Author: Dan Henderson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594853452
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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* Features 130 demonstrative photographs and 30 charts and illustrations * Written by a veteran paddling coach and expert in kayak stroke efficiency * Advice from expert contributors throughout adds full range of experience The latest addition to the award-winning Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series, Sea Kayaking: Basic Skills to Advanced Paddling Techniques, offers authoritative advice for paddlers of all levels, from beginners considering their first gear purchase to competitive kayakers looking to perfect their forward stroke. As a longtime paddling professional and National Team coach, author Dan Henderson draws from a lifetime of personal experience, teaching, and his academic research in exercise science to instruct readers on everything they need to know to get out on the water, including: * Gear -- how to pick the right kayak for your body size, skill level, and lifestyle * Foundations of safety, how to plan and prepare, and must-know advice for assisted and self-rescue * Basic paddling styles to advanced techniques (side slipping, edging, bracing) * Techniques for a range of conditions caused by wind, waves, currents, swells, and more * Expedition planning and camping * Getting the most out of kayaking for fitness “Dan’s participation in paddlesports is celebrated by a lifetime of contribution to the sport, friendships that span the globe and professional success across all disciplines of paddling. The opportunity to learn from Dan’s experience will only add to your enjoyment and success in the sport.” -- Joe Jacobi, Chief Executive Officer USA Canoe/Kayak

Sea Kayaking


Author: Jonathan Hanson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393320701
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 215
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Describes twenty coastlines suitable for kayaking, from Madagascar's Masoala Peninsula to Scotland's Isle of Mull, and provides information on distance, cost, suggested routes, and level of physical and mental challenge.

Sea Kayaking

From Mountains to Ocean : Reflections on Watershed Ecology in the Washington Pacific Northwest
Author: Dan Baharav
Publisher: Dan Baharav
ISBN: 9780982532607
Category: Natural history
Page: 160
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Reflections on the ecology and the natural history of the Northern Cascades watersheds; lakes,rivers, estuaries, deltas, bays and inlets, and the Pacific coastal waters while kayaking from headwaters to the ocean.

Scottish Sea Kayak Trail


Author: Simon Willis
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 1906095175
Category: Sea kayaking
Page: 160
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Scotland's west coast is an undisputed world-class sea kayaking destination. This book challenges the reader to kayak a 500km route, from the Isle of Gigha off the Kintyre peninsula, to the Summer Isles near Ullapool. It can be undertaken in four holiday-sized sections or as one long, glorious journey. The emphasis is on practical advice; how to tackle tricky tidal passages; places to visit; where to source essential information; food re- supply; where to safely leave kayaks overnight; how and when to shuttle vehicles; and the accessibility of public transport. Although camping is an essential element of this journey the book does not identify wild camp sites or even picnic places. It gives sea kayakers enough information to seek out their own adventures and so spread the environmental impact. The history of this country is inextricably linked to the west coast, from the Scoti to the Norsemen, the Lords of the Isles to the Clearances. An historical thread, woven through the text, tells 'Scotland's Story'. There are useful photographs and notes to help identify wildlife without disturbance, plus practical recommendations on wild camping, from minimum impact techniques to Scottish access law. For those who travel the trail in the comfort of their armchairs, there's also the story of the author's own journey. Together you will travel under big skies on imposing seas in the company of seals, dolphins, eagles and gulls. The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail is waiting for you.

Basic Illustrated Sea Kayaking


Author: Roger Schumann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493024582
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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This exciting and demanding sport is much different than its flat-water sibling, with different equipment and techniques, all of which are covered in Basic Illustrated Sea Kayaking. Full-color images cover the many sea kayak models and accessories, as well as important information on tides and currents, packing and loading tips for comfort and safety, and a glossary chock-full of helpful terminology. You'll discover how to perfect your paddle stroke, perform self rescues and assisted rescues, paddle and navigate safely, pack your sea kayak for an expedition, and get your kayak on and off your vehicle.

South West Sea Kayaking

Isle of Wight to the Severn Estuary
Author: Mark Rainsley
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 1906095051
Category: Sea kayaking
Page: 267
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The south-west coast of England is described in 50 great voyages, from the Isle of Wight to the Scilly Isles to the Severn Estuary. As well as describing 50 great kayaking journeys, this book presents all the navigational and tidal information a sea kayaker needs on this magnificent section of coast. This means that it can also be used as a kayaker's 'pilot' for any journey they might wish to undertake in this area. It follows the successful format of other Pesda Press sea kayaking guides, presenting the information in a user-friendly fashion and making good use of maps and colour photographs. As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing through. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history,geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals. A fascinating read and an inspirational book.

Sea Kayaking in Florida


Author: David Gluckman,Mark Gluckman
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 156164322X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 205
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This revised guide to a fast-growing water sport is for both novices and experienced kayakers. Whether you want to fish or just watch wildlife, sea kayaking offers new ways to enjoy Florida's hidden bays and open oceans. You'll find the latest information for a kayaking adventure: boats, camping, clothing, and gear, as well as an expanded list of boat liveries and outfitters. Learn about the birds, wildlife, and coastal vegetation you can expect to see as you paddle Florida's coasts. In this new edition you'll find new maps and campsite guides to the Big Bend Sea Grasses Saltwater Paddling Trail, as well as an expanded trail itinerary allowing you to see even more of Florida's "nature coast." There are also additional tips, maps, and campsite locations for paddling the open water of the Everglades. Though the Everglades and the Big Bend are the two most important paddling areas of the state, the rest of the coastline is also described, highlighting Florida's history and geography.

Welsh Sea Kayaking

Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages
Author: Jim Krawiecki,Andy Biggs
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 9780954706180
Category: Sea kayaking
Page: 272
View: 362
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A selection of fifty great sea kayak voyages around the coast of Wales. From the Dee Estuary to the Bristol Channel, the Welsh coastline in all its varied guises provides a fantastic playground for the sea kayaker. The fifty journeys selected cover all of the interesting parts of the coast and provide easy sheltered paddles, testing offshore trips for the adventurous and everything in between. Illustrated with superb colour photographs and useful maps throughout, this book is a practical guide to help you select and plan trips. It will provide inspiration for future voyages and a souvenir of journeys undertaken. As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing through. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history, geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals. A fascinating read and an inspirational book.

Sea Kayaking


Author: Philip Woodhouse
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452508488
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 380
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"A comprehensive guide for those who travel the open waters in the Southern Hemisphere" --

The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking


Author: Derek C. Hutchinson
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 9780762728251
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 209
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A complete course in sea kayaking for paddlers of all levels of expertise.

Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddling Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the Long Island Sound


Author: David Fasulo
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 9781493024452
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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A guide to the best sea kayaking and stand up paddling along the shores of Connecticut and Rhode Island and in Long Island Sound.

Sea Kayaking Central and Northern California

The Best Days Trips and Tours from the Lost Coast to Pismo Beach
Author: Roger Schumann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793988
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Describes the best sea kayaking trips in Central and Northern California, including whitewater, stillwater, and coastal excursions. Includes detailed maps with access points and landmarks; flow charts indicating optimum floating seasons on rivers; and tide information for the ocean trips.

Sea Kayaking Central and Northern California, 2nd

The Best Days Trips and Tours from the Lost Coast to Pismo Beach
Author: Roger Schumann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076279397X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Sea kayaking opens up a whole world of exploration. It's an exciting way to enjoy the beauty of America's coastal regions. In Sea Kayaking in Central and Northern California, readers are able discover the very best kayaking trips in the Pacific ocean. Drawing on the author's years of in-depth experience, Sea Kayaking in Central and Northern California is essential reading for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. This new edition is totally revised and updated. Look inside to find: GPS coordinates for all launch sites and landmarks 7 new trips, now extending all the way south to Pismo Beach New “quick trips” sections in each area with basic launch site info for dozens more trips, including “Bay Area Lakes and Reservoirs” Where to find kayak rentals nearby Correct street addresses for launch sites that will work with your car’s GPS Addresses for important websites, including downloadable NOAA charts for many trips, National Weather Service Marine Forecasts and Aerial Photos of the launch sites for most trips, and Live Web Cams where available.

Sea kayaking

a manual for long-distance touring
Author: John Dowd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780888943057
Category: Canoes and canoeing
Page: 240
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Sea Kayak Handling


Author: Doug Cooper
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 1906095183
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 104
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A practical guide that will help you to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently. For beginner and intermediate paddlers. Doug draws on his personal and coaching experience to help the reader master sea kayak handling skills and techniques. Accurate sequential photos and simple concise language make the descriptions easy to follow and understand. The foundation skills of posture, connectivity (how your body is connected to the kayak), power transfer and learning to 'feel' how the boat responds, are explored initially. The author then goes on to tackle forward paddling, keeping the kayak on course, reverse paddling, edging, turning on the spot, forward turns on the move, reverse turns on the move, stern rudders, moving sideways, support strokes, and the use of skegs and rudders. Sea Kayak Handling is recommended as support material for the British Canoe Union 3 and 4 Star (Sea) awards. (The 1 star is a novice 'encouragement' award, the 2 star covers basic generic kayak skills, the 3 star basic/intermediate sea specific skills and experience, and the 4 star covers intermediate sea specific skills and leadership in moderate conditions).