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An experienced kayaker and expedition leader demonstrates basic strokes, open water techniques, launching, landing, navigation, seamanship, and kayak camping.
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"No other outdoor sport in the world is as easy to get started in as sea kayaking, yet no sport in the world offers such an astonishing scope for real adventure." So promises noted sea kayaking expert, expedition leader, and author Jonathan Hanson in his introduction to Essential Sea Kayaking. In this complete guide Hanson acquaints you with the fundamentals of this versatile and accessible sport, leading you step-by-step through all the essentials, including: kayak and paddle options; equipment and clothing; basic strokes - including turning and bracing techniques; Eskimo, Pawlata, and Screw rolls; recoveries and rescues; open-water techniques; paddling in wind and waves; launching and landing through surf; navigation and seamanship; a full chapter on kayak camping; complete source listing for equipment, outfitters; and more. (6 X 9, 208 pages, b&w photos, diagrams)
Jonathan Hanson has traveled by kayak in places as remote as Baja, California and the Arctic. He is a frequent contributor to Outside, Sea Kayaker, and Sports Guide. He lives near Tucson, Arizona.
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Book Description Lyons Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1558217150
Book Description Lyons Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1558217150