Sea Kayak Strokes: A Guide to Efficient Paddling Skills

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Rocky Mountain Books Ltd, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 153 pages
Sea Kayak Strokes is a concise manual for learning and improving paddling skills. Alderson's tips will help you paddle faster and with less effort, turn your kayak with greater ease, and keep your head above water using quick and effective bracing techniques. Alderson describes how the forces of wind and water affect directional control of a kayak, providing information on how to choose the most effective stroke at the right time. You won't have to struggle in the wind if you use the strokes that let the wind do some of the work for you. Learn to save your energy and keep your kayak moving when waves and current are trying to push you around. Sea Kayak Strokes is a teaching and learning guide with sensible text and clear illustrationsan invaluable resource for paddlers and instructors.

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User Review  - Tom_Westlake - LibraryThing

Better for advanced users who have actually done some kaying. Requires that you have basic knowlege of what you already need and focusus ONLY on stroke techniques. Read full review

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One of my favourites from my paddling library. The description on rolling was very helpful for me.


Standard draw I 14
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About the author (2007)

Douglas Alderson is a senior instructor-trainer for the Canadian Recreational Canoe and Kayaking Association and a senior instructor for the British Canoe Union. He is the author of "Sea Kayaker's Savvy Paddler".

Michael Pardy is the director of the sea kayaking school at Ocean River Sports and a director of SKILS (Sea Kayak Instruction and Leadership Systems) Ltd. He is also a senior instructor-trainer for the Canadian Recreational Canoe and Kayaking Association and a lead guide with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia. Together they have more than forty years of paddling experience in a variety of conditions along Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic shores.

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