Sea Kayaking & Touring Books

Books about sea kayaking, kayak touring, and river tripping.

Rolling A Kayak

Retail $16.95  Yours for $15.95

Ken Whiting 88 pages 2007

Clear, concise pictures, illustrations and explanations clarify the steps in three different types of kayak roll: C-to-C, Sweep, and Pawlata.  The rolls are demonstrated in both whitewater and sea kayaks.  The offside and hand rolls are also covered.

As a side note, the illustrations were done by a famous canoeist, Paul Mason!

If you still need help with your roll, check these out:
The Bombproof Roll and Beyond
The Kayak Roll DVD

 

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Book:  Sea Kayak Rescue

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Sea Kayak Rescue

Retail $14.95 - Yours for $12.95

126 pages 2001

Copious pictures and step-by-step instructions describe rescue techniques in open water.  Equipment, practice, and planning are also emphasized.  Rolls, both self accomplished and assisted are described in detail.  When they wrote it, Roger Schumann & Jan Shriner intentionally created "The Definitive Guide to Modern Reentry and Recovery Techniques"

 

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Guide to Sea Kayaking
Lakes Huron, Erie, & Ontario

Retail $15.95  - Yours for $14.95

233 pages - 1999

41 trips and tours in Georgian Bay, Negwegon State Park, Point Pelee National Park, Toronto, St Lawrence Marine Park on 3 of the 5 Great Lakes.

 

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Book: Guide to Sea Kayaking Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario

 

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Book: Guide to Sea kayaking in Southern Florida

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Guide to Sea Kayaking
in Southern Florida

Retail $15.95  - Yours for $14.95

227 pages - 1999

Nigel Foster tells all about 40 trips in Southern Florida.  Maps, descriptions, and tidal instructions are included along with info on camping and restaurants.  There are also interesting anecdotes about past trips.

 

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Sea Kayaking
on Lakes Superior & Michigan 

Retail $15.95  Yours for $14.95

275 pages 1999

This book describes 49 routes around Lakes Superior and Michigan, including length, difficulty, and directions.  Well written descriptions of the trip, highlights, landmarks and scenery are supplemented by pictures and maps.

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Check out these videos to go with it:
Lake Superiors Michopicoten Island
Paddling Superior's North Shore

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Book: Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan

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Book: C&K Kayak Touring

 

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Canoe & Kayak Techniques

Kayak Touring

Retail $8.95  Yours for $7.95

60 pages 1997

Compiled from 29 articles in Canoe & Kayak magazine, this book covers everything from outfitting & packing to working with the wind.  It also has clear drawings to illustrate strokes, boat angles, weather, etc.

Here's a related video:
Performance Sea Kayaking

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The Basic Book of
Sea Kayaking

Retail $7.95 Yours for $6.95

79 pages 1999

This concise instruction book covers choosing equipment, loading & launching, basic strokes, rescue & capsize procedures, and navigating with tides and weather.  Clear color drawings supplement the informative text.

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Performance Sea Kayaking

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