books about: kayaking
Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring
One of the best books on Sea Kayaking that I have ever read!
I am not an avid reader, and I usually lose interest in a book and place it on the shelf mid way through if the author doesn't keep my interest. John Dowd had not only captivated my interest, but made it hard for me to put it down. Some of the best and informative information about Sea Kayaking that I have read yet. It should be a "Must Read" for any person involved in the sport of Sea Kayaking, ...
Kayaking Made Easy, 3rd: A Manual for Beginners with Tips for the Experienced (Made Easy Series)
A Good Read
Disclaimer - This reader has no kayaking experience. Your humble reviewer has taken to the waters on the Nimitz, in canoes on still and running bodies of water, a twenty one foot sloop, pontoon boats, rowboats, down the rapids of the Chatahoochie in a guided raft, and on the garden variety cabin cruisers that litter the waterways like so much floating garbage. (do you detect a bias?) Your ...
Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts: From Newburyport to Buzzard's Bay
Lisa Gollin Evans
Appalachian Mountain Club Books
An excellent resource
I really liked this book. Not only were there a large number of well-researched trips, but there were lots of extras that made the book a great resource. The first section of the book is a review of basic kayaking information. Having read this type of information before, I nonetheless found Ms. Evans' text easy to read and helpful. I particularly liked her treatment of hypothermia, one of ...
Whitewater Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide
Must have for any kayaker
I got this book as a gift when I was already a solid Class III-IV kayaker, and I was still able to learn a lot to help me improve my paddling. Ken goes into great detail on everything from river features, to basic strokes, advanced creeking and playboating to multi-day trips. This is the one book that any whitewater kayaker (of any skill level) should own. Also, if you've never been in a kayak ...
Kayaking (Outdoor Adventures Series)
American Canoe Association
Great all-encompassing resource
An enjoyable read and informative resource. Lots of photos which help to clearly explain the text. Covers paddle strokes, all types of kayaking (tips for each), pre-planning ideas, safety, river reading (with nice diagrams), etc. Only thing missing is an index, which makes it hard to find specific topics at times.
Kayaking for Fitness
Good intro to kayak fitness
The book does a great job of introducing kayaking as a tool for fitness. Its great to see mention of flat water kayaking, and one of the very few place you can see a discussion on the forward stroke, as opposed to all the Sea Kayak stroke books which focus on steering and manouvering strokes, and very rarely cover the forward stroke.
Sea Kayaking Illustrated : A Visual Guide to Better Paddling
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
This is an excellent book. This book not only covers the various kayaking skills, it also provides lots of information on kayak design, selection, camping tips, tips on how to read tidal charts... etc. This is all done in a humorous, non-tedius way, which kept my interest a few hours until I finished it. Very useful information and I highly recommended it. My tip - read this book and watch a ...
Paddle Your Own Kayak: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Kayaking
Boston Mills Press
Best Way to Learn
This informative pictorial covers everything you need to know about paddling, loading, and rescues with a kayak. Step-by-step photo sequences leave nothing to the imagination. It takes the guesswork out of controlling your craft. In addition the scenic shots of Lakes Superior and Huron are inspiring and make you want to head to your nearest Great Lakes launch. Don't put this book on the shelf, ...
Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands: 50 Trips on the Northwest's Inland Waters
R. Carey Gersten
Good book about the waterways of Puget Sound.
Lots of good trips, lots of tips about timing your trip with the tides for a more enjoyable and safe trip. Good list of saftey tips. No book is a subsitute for experience but with this on you are less likely to get into trouble. The Puget Sound region has a lot of good open water kayaking and this book covers a lot of that ground.
A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to West Virginia, 5th
Menasha Ridge Press
Will never be on the bookshelf
I just recently discovered this book when a friend loaned it to me, and I can't wait to order my copy. This is a nice reference book that will stay on my coffee table from April to September. I do a lot of canoeing/fishing on the rivers in the summer, and this book has already led me to a lot of great floats that I didn't know about, even though I'm a native West Virginian. It's not going to ...
Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina: The Best Trips from Currituck to Cape Fear (Regional Sea Kayaking ...
Fantastic book! Perfect for OBX Paddlers!
I have been going to the Outer Banks for over 20 years now but am new to kayaking. I was looking for a book about kayaking trips all along the Outer Banks. I found this one and bought it. I read through it and now I have a second copy of it so I can pull the maps out to take on my trips without destroying the original. Pam Malec knows the area really well and has plotted some excellent trips to ...
The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking (How to Paddle Series)
Derek C. Hutchinson
Falcon Press Publishing
Excellent beginners book
This is a perfect book for the beginner, written by THE master himself, and for 6 bucks! If you really want to learn contact your local kayak shop and find out when Derek will be in your area (or somewhere close), and take his two day introductory class. He dosen't charge more than other instructors, but you will learn more in two days with Derek, than most people learn in two seasons. ...
Sea Kayaking Virginia: A Paddler's Guide to Day Trips from Georgetown to Chincoteague
Andrea J. Nolan
Two great kayaking books for MD and VA
Sea Kayaking Maryland's Chesapeake Bay: Day Trips on the Tidal Tributaries and Coastlines of the Western and Eastern Shore by Michael Savario and Andrea Nolan and Sea Kayaking Virginia: A Paddler's Guide to Day Trips from Georgetown to Chincoteague by Andrea Nolan Savario and Nolan are professional guides who have written two delightful guidebooks for kayak day trips in the area of the ...
A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks, 3rd (Canoeing & Kayaking Guides - Menasha)
Menasha Ridge Press
Beginning Paddler in Texarkana
I was looking for a guide to the many rivers and creeks to take multi-day excursions with my family in Arkansas and the close by rivers to Texarkana where I now live. I am a beginner paddler and need to have details but as any person who is overwhelmed by information, a concise and clear presentation is very helpful. On both counts, this book delivers. Having GPS coordinates is particularly ...
Whitewater Paddling: Strokes & Concepts (Jackson, Eric, Kayaking With Eric Jackson.)
This book places a strong emphasis on technical perfection. Which is rarely found in todays rodeo-centric paddling community. Eric, for the most part, focuses on pure paddling technique and skips any superfluous information. Using the exercises Eric recommends here will certainly improve your river running.
Basic Kayaking: All the skills and gear you need to get started (Stackpole Basics)
The best starting point
I live near rivers and have seen others kayaking all the time and I wanted to know about this fun looking sport. This book lays it all out for you and tells you what you need to know. It starts with the gear you will need and how it works to how to paddle a boat. Armed with this knowledge I took my first class and I felt well prepared. I have now taken three classes and I keep referring back to ...
Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayaking (Sit-On-Top Guides)
Gonna Paddle Tandem? - Read This Book!
Tom Holtey, in this second watersports book, clearly and concisely prepares tandem sit-on-toppers for safe fun on the water, just as he prepared solo paddlers in his earlier book, "Sit-On-Top Kayaking." But is there difference enough to merit another book? Yes, there sure is - two people paddling in the same kayak can double the fun, but different skills are needed and very important team ...
Canoeing and Kayaking Ohio's Streams: An Access Guide for Paddlers and Anglers (Backcountry Guides)
Stephen E. Gillen
A must have for anyone looking for river adventures in Ohio!
Within two days of reading this book, My brother and I had one of the most memorable canoe canoe trips we've ever had. The authors have done the necessary legwork in not only identifying all of Ohio's rivers, but they give you detailed descriptions of each river, maps that show access points, including distances between points in both river miles, and shuttle miles for your car. They also list ...
Adventure Kayaking- Trips from Big Sur to San Diego: Includes the Channel Islands
This book is useful and a pleasure to read.
Adventure Kayaking is a clear, well-written and enjoyable book on kayaking for the beginner, or advanced kayaker. The personal narratives helped me to "get inside" the experiences the author was having on his adventures. I thought that the maps, trip discriptions and photographs worked very well together and would truly assist me in having my own kayak adventures.
Sea Kayaking along the New England Coast, 2nd
Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Ultimate New England Kayak Book
A delightful collection of ocean kayaking trips along the entire New England coast, from Maine to Connecticut. The book describes more than 30 trips in detail: put-in spots, suggested route, possible lunch spots, scenery, caution areas, campsites, and local-knowledge items such as what tide is required for a passage, plus post-paddling eating establishments. Venn covers both day trips and ...
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