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Embrace the outdoors by becoming one of the 17 million people worldwide who participate in kayaking, one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities around. Kayaking presents the basics of the sport as well as the skills and knowledge required for becoming a successful paddler.

Expert instructors provide you with:

  • Practical guidance on gear and equipment selection, nutrition, fitness and stretching, water trail etiquette and safety and survival skills.
  • Step-by-step paddling techniques for flatwater, river, whitewater and sea kayaking, plus instruction on more complex manoeuvers and rolls.
  • Useful consumer, technique and safety tips throughout the book.
  • Web-based resources to help you plan trips throughout the world and find paddling organisations and instructors.

Part I of Kayaking explains the background knowledge, fitness fundamentals, equipment and gear selection, nutritional needs and safety and survival skills necessary for a successful expedition.

Part II helps build basic techniques, strokes and manoeuvers so you can embark on adventures of increasing difficulty. You’ll find tips and instruction for the three most popular types of kayaking: sea, river and whitewater.

This book also includes the Quick-Start Your Kayak DVD to reinforce the paddling strokes and safety information found in the book. It features videos of kayaking manoeuvers, which will make anyone capable of learning the basics.

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