Extreme Sea Kayaking: A Survival Guide

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9780070507180: Extreme Sea Kayaking: A Survival Guide

High-energy, high-adrenaline sea kayaking in surf, along rocky shores, in extreme weather conditions, is like no other experience in the world. Two of the world's top extreme sea kayakers have written the only tell-all, how-to manual for this wild sport, complete with riveting anecdotes. Learn here how the pros handle the wildest conditions, and read their advice (complete with spectacular photographs) on The Mighty sea--judging surf conditions and hazards; Exposed coast and open sea navigation and voyaging; Paddling techniques for ocean whitewater; Special techniques for bracing, recovery, and rescue in adverse conditions.

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"Expert kayakers looking for new challenges and less experienced paddlers looking to stay out of trouble will all find Extreme Sea Kayaking worthwhile reading." --Christopher Cunningham, Editor, Sea Kayaker Magazine

"'They're lunatics,' I whispered, but I couldn't hide my admiration." --from the foreword by Derek C. Hutchinson.

In this sport, the rules are simple: Stay alert and you'll play again!

Here's a book that will prepare you to enter the tumultous world of pounding surf, rocky coasts, and rough open seas. For fun.

Learn how the pros handle the wildest conditions, and read their advice on

  • The mighty sea--judging surf conditions and hazards
  • Exposed coast and open sea navigation and voyaging
  • Paddling techniques for ocean whitewater
  • Special techniques for bracing, recovery, and rescue in adverse conditions

The authors, both world-class kayakers, detail the handling techniques and paddle strokes for varying sea conditions. They also instruct you in hand signals (with a table of signs), calculated and intuitive navigation methods, and open sea survival.

With spectacular action photographs that bring to life the authors' entertaining and instructive exploits, this unique book launches you on an exhilirating encounter with the extreme edge of seagoing adventure.

Practice . . .

Slalom Strokes; Rolls: Eskimo, Screw, and Layback; Recovery Slaps; Emergency Exits and Reentry; Self-Rescues; Survival Swimming; Seal Launches and Landings

Prepare for . . .

Stormy Seas; Breaking Surf; Rock Gardens; Sea Caves; Collisions; Night and Fog; Currents and Winds; Cold Water; Open-Sea Voyages; Sharks

About the Author:

Eric Soares and Michael Powers are veteran members of the legendary extreme kayaking group, the Tsunami Rangers. Powers is a photojournalist who has paddled coasts from Norway to Fiji. Soares, a Navy veteran, has been featured in television reports on extreme kayaking produced by National Geographic Explorer, the Discovery Channel, and MTV Sports.

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