Looking for a Book To Learn About Kayaking...Fast?
Keep your eyes open for excellent new kayaking book.
Basic Kayaking, an innovative kayak instruction book co-written by Nantahala Outdoor Center's paddling school director Wayne Dickert, a former Olympian and 10-time qualifier for the U.S. Canoe and Kayak team, hit bookstores this summer. Dickert began instructing boaters at the NOC in 1986 and later introduced the innovative Rapid Progressions boating clinic, which guarantees that students learn important skills.
Wayne's 96-page, spiral-bound book, Basic Kayaking (only $13.57) is filled with step-by-step photographs, illustrations and text detailing gear choices, basic water reading and paddling instruction from the most basic of lesson - picking up a boat correctly - to more complex lessons like learning to surf waves.