Wherever you want your kayak to take you, THE Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook will get you there.
Author Shelley Johnson's passion for kayaking and her ability to share that passion has been honed by years of guiding trips and teaching courses throughout the United States and Canada. Now you can benefit from her hard-won and time-tested experiences and learn everything from basic paddling strokes and rolling techniques to advanced navigation and trip logistics. The author's practical advice and clear explanations ring true because she knows they work---she and her students have tested them all for you. Included in this new edition is much-needed information about buying used sea kayaks, as well as detailed tips for stretching to prevent fatigue and injury, allowing longer, more enjoyable days on the water. With this award-winning how-to guide, Shelley gets you out there sea kayaking safely and happily for years, whether on your backyard pond or across salty harbors.
"Shelley has done a fine job producing an immensely readable, thorough, and informative book. Her writing is clear and concise, sprinkled with bits of humor and many tips gleaned from her years working as a kayak instructor, guide, and outfitter. ... [The book] is richly complemented with clear line drawings and crisp, high-quality photographs."---Sea Kayaker magazine
"Shelley's straightforward book will be one of your most important items of kayaking gear."---Lee Moyer, founder and designer of Pacific Water Sports and author of Sea Kayak
"Everything you need to know to get started in sea kayaking is here ... from choosing a boat to developing the paddling skills you need to making field repairs and planning your dream trip, all told in Shelley's knowledgeable and conversational style."---Robin Stanton, managing editor of Canoe & Kayak
"Shelley's approach to sea kayaking is thorough and erudite. It provides an excellent introduction for neophytes as well as abundant reminders for experienced paddlers."---John Dowd, author of Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring
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