A GUIDE TO THE SPORT OF SURF KAYAKING FOR ALL ABILITIES OF PADDLER AND THOSE THINKING OF TAKING UP THE SPORT
The chapters cover everything from starting off to the most complex of techniques and much more besides. This is a book for anyone interested in kayaking or indeed surfing. In fact any sports coach would appreciate the way in which techniqes and situations are illustrated using analogies to a whole variety of other sports.
Great value for money, a real must have, buy it now!
Some of the sections could use some better illustrative photographs for explaining moves. The section that deals with pop-outs, enders, and cartwheels is not very clearly written or illustrated. Improvements might also include an expanded section for beginners on how to wet exit, how to do high braces to recover, correct technique bracing while side surfing and some information on rolling or at least references to good rolling instruction like Eric Jackson's method. My youngest son pointed out that the person on cover looks like he is going to kill his shoulders holding his paddle over his head. I assume the publisher liked the picture of the young surfer though having a good time. Also the information on judging waves for paddling out and techniques etc, might be appropriate in the first chapters for beginners.
The book is an excellent introduction to surf kayaking if you are interested in getting started and probably worth buying if you are an intermediate interested in sharpening your skills.