Book : Recreational Kayaking
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Recreational Kayaking: The Essential Skills and Safety
-by Alex Matthews and Ken Whiting

Whether your interest in kayaking stems from the desire to get outside and spend time with your friends and family or to explore the endless waterways that surround you, this easy-to-read guide makes paddling fun and safe for both new and developing paddlers. You'll learn to choose the right equipment, important issues to understand before you hit the water, the essential strokes and paddling techniques, how to get the most out of your kayak, how to stay safe on the water, and much more.

Learn About:
- Choosing equipment
- Dressing for kayaking
- Transporting a kayak
- Caring for a kayak
- The essential strokes
- Dealing with weather
- Kayaking activities
- Paddling with kids
- Handling a capsize

  • Paperback: 85 pages
  • Publisher: Hushion House (January 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1896980236
  • ISBN-13: 978-1896980232
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 16.4 x 0.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g

About the Authors

Alex Matthews is also the co-author of Touring and Sea Kayaking: An Essential Guide , and the award-winning DVD Sea Kayaking - The Ultimate Guide . As a contributing editor, his articles have appeared in many prominent paddlesports publications, and he has worked in kayak design for leading paddlesport companies. It is no surprise that his sign of the Zodiac is Pisces - the fish

Ken Whiting is a World Champion kayaker and one of the most influential paddlers in the world. He has been recognized by Paddler Magazine as one of their 'Paddlers of the Century.' For the past twelve years Ken has shared his enthusiasm and passion through his teaching, and through his production of ten best-selling, award-winning instructional books and DVDs on the sport of kayaking.

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