If you want to learn all about kayaking… if you want to start kayaking but don’t know where to start… if you want to short-cut your learning curve and look like an veteran kayaker after just a few times out on the water… then this book was written just for you. Kayaking isn’t complicated once you know a few basics. In fact, it's way easier than "regular boating”. Some of the reasons are: - Kayaks aren’t as expensive as boats… - It doesn’t take a long time to learn the basic strokes and language… - Most kayak veterans are nice people and are willing to help you get started - You can learn at your own pace (you don’t have to do white water rapids)…even by yourself - It’s fun! And you don't need to know a lot of technical stuff or be in really great shape to get started…That's the big secret. In fact, there are only a few key tricks and tactics that can make you TEN TIMES better as a kayaker once you know them. Here's just some of what's inside this book: - Kayak Crash Course: You’ll have the knowledge of a pro kayaker when you learn about all the different types of kayaks… their uses… different paddles… and history - Safety first: Everything you need to know to make your kayaking adventures fun and fulfilling while keeping safe - Your quick-start guide to white water kayaking and its different types: creeking… playboating… squirt boating… and boofing. - Surf and ocean kayaking 101: what you need to know before tackling this exciting but challenging form of kayaking - How to get started racing kayaks… and the different types of races and kayaks available to you - How to choose the perfect Kayak for the type of kayaking you want to do (you’ll want this short-cut guide with you before you go looking to buy a kayak!) - Kayaking techniques for the beginner… intermediate… and advanced kayaker - Common Paddling Mistakes: knowing these paddling mistakes and how to avoid them will help you transform yourself into a super-skilled kayaker in half the time. - Secrets all the pros know about how to hold your paddle which give you more power and endurance, plus keep you from accidently injuring yourself. - Kayaker fitness: Kayaking demands a very unique type of physical fitness… these are special exercises to get you in shape quickly and easily - Plus much MORE! This just scratches the surface of what's in this book. It gives you everything you need to get started in your new hobby of kayaking today.