Still related to as "the bible" for both brand-new and experienced kayakers after more than thirty years in print, Sea Kayaking covers the fundamentals of devices and technique, consisting of kinds of paddles and strokes, along with such necessary abilities as ways to check out the weather and the water, ways to browse with and without GPS and ways to take a trip with a group. Making use of his several years of experience paddling in all climates, John Dowd presents practical guidance on handling potential hazards (from browse to sea ice to sharks), carrying out rescues and planning for long-distance explorations. New for this edition are hints about digital innovations for planning and browsing while kayak touring along with great deals of ideas for equipping boats, adapting devices and finessing fishing technique while kayak fishing-- whether casting and jigging for enjoyable on a day trip or trolling for dinner on a longer expedition. Completely upgraded are the sections on managing threat and the inspiring stories of adventure, consisting of Freya Hoffmeister's record-breaking circumnavigation of Australia and Japanese paddlers' significantly difficult journeys around the islands and beyond. As a sport, sea kayaking continues to evolve. When the sport of a really few long-distance paddlers embarking on international explorations, then the leisure pursuit of many weekend tourers, sea kayaking is now popular with many day trippers. As a growing number of paddlers require to the water-- for the day, the weekend or many months, this timeless guide continues to be needed reading for those looking for adventure on the open ocean.