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Explore the natural wonders of twenty-nine of Alabama's finest
rivers, creeks, and coastal waterways. From easy afternoon paddles
to extended trips, Paddling Alabama takes canoeists and kayakers on
journeys through the most spectacular landscapes in the
Yellowhammer State. Included are waterways known for wonderful Gulf
scenery, marine and wetlands wildlife, and a range of technical
Whether you're a crafty vet on the water looking to take your skills to the next level or a recreational rider interested in doing some eye-opening tricks for fun, "Water Skiing and Wakeboarding" is your guide to tearing up the water.
Ben Favret's 25 years of competitive experience have produced numerous gold medals at all levels of competition. In "Water Skiing and Wakeboarding," Favret teaches you how to perfect the skills and turn some heads--and do it safely. In this comprehensive guide, you'll learn
- how to select and fit your equipment,
- conditioning both on land and in the water,
- skills for mastering the slalom course,
- essential techniques for wakeboarding,
- the secrets to tricks and jumps used by the pros, and
- how to compete and win.
Hit the water and ride like the pros. Most important, have fun while doing it. Let "Water "S"kiing and Wakeboarding" be your one-stop resource to endless fun and an exhilarating experience on the water
From paddle-boarding the Mississippi to big game fishing off Mexico, from floating in the Dead Sea to swimming with jellyfish in Palau, from iceboating in Russia to sailing non-stop round the world, this book promises to inspire dreamers to become doers. Featuring experiences in every corner of the globe and accompanied by stunning photography and bite-sized practical information, this book accommodates every mood, budget, timespan and level of challenge. In amongst incredible tests of endurance lies a healthy range of more practical activities for the general reader: if inner tubing the Colorado rapids isn't quite your thing, dining in the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in the Maldives just might be. Diverse and utterly captivating, this book is guaranteed to enthral thrill-seekers, water lovers and armchair readers alike.
In recent years, sailing has undergone some revolutionary changes: Satellites and autopilots are now used for navigation. Artificial-fiber and wire ropes have nearly replaced natural-fiber ropes. But when it comes to decorative knotting, natural fiber is still the favored choice. This book is tops when it comes to learning how to master tying the most common sailing knots. With fully illustrated and step-by-step instructions, the author explains how to correctly tie and use more than fifty knots-including stopper knots, bends, loops, and hitches-and in which situations each one is most useful.
Be prepared for water emergencies If you are responsible for the welfare of those who spend time in or around the water--as an aquatic manager, scuba diving instructor, firefighter, law enforcement officer, or emergency rescue worker--or if you're a water sport enthusiast yourself, then you need to know how to prevent and manage aquatic accidents. This potentially lifesaving guide shows you how.
The only book of its kind, "Aquatic Rescue and Safety" provides detailed information on how to identify, treat, and prevent all types of submersion injuries, from drowning, hypothermia, and cramps to injuries of the heart, lungs, head, and spinal cord. It also contains special sections on dealing with watercraft-related and scuba diving injuries. Written by a veteran scuba diving instructor and water-rescue instructor trainer, the book presents the latest, most effective rescue and first aid procedures--techniques proven to save lives--for all water-related injuries.
The book also examines the causes of submersion injuries to help you understand how to prevent them. It provides specific steps that you can take to prevent accidents, and it gives you the tools you need to promote safety on the water, including tips for people who have children with them in aquatic settings.
"Aquatic Rescue and Safety" is ideal as a manual for water rescue training, as a resource for individual aquatic recreation enthusiasts, and as a reference for emergency preparedness. Whether you are simply an avid boater or swimmer or a member of a water rescue team, this book will help you acquire the knowledge and skills to prevent water-related injuries and save lives.
San Diego County has nearly 75 miles of picturesque coastline on
the mighty Pacific Ocean, and for decades, San Diego has boasted of
producing some of the worldA[aŽa[s finest surfers. But here surfing
Explore the diverse natural wonders of sixty-five of Northern
California's finest lakes, streams, and coastal waterways. From the
snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the broad Central Valley to the rugged
Coast Ranges, Paddling Northern California takes you on a journey
through the region's most spectacular landscapes. Included are
waterways known for wonderful scenery, good fishing, relaxation,
historical importance, and marine wildlife. Inside you'll find: an
overview of what to expect and how to prepare; detailed maps
showing access points and routes; information on each waterway's
character, difficulty, and the best times to paddle; lists of local
paddling organizations and information resources. (6 x 9, 288
pages, b&w photos, maps, charts)
Discover some of the most exciting kayaking to be found in
Southeast Alaska. In this guide you will find full descriptions of
41 trips, each carefully rated so that any kayaker can safely and
confidently paddle this spectacular region. In addition,
mile-by-mile descriptions, detailed maps, and tips on the logistics
of kayaking this largely uninhabited area will help you navigate
with ease some of the most breathtaking and wildlife-rich marine
habitats on the planet. Whether exploring protected inlets and
bays, marveling at the grandeur of glaciers, or navigating the same
waters as orcas and humpbacks, this book is a must for sea kayakers
of all skill levels.
- Florida has not only waves to be surfed but also a huge surfing
Combining vibrant, full-color photography with authoritative
content, The Ultimate Guide to Surfing is a must for all surfers,
from the relative beginner to the experienced practitioner.
Legendary surfers Jay Moriarity and Chris Gallagher offer practical
advice and tips on how to improve your skills, employing the latest
techniques to create a holistic approach centered around a sound
mental attitude and correct body exuilibrium. Beautiful photo
collages present Moriarity and Gallagher's techniques in a flowing,
easy-to-understand manner, and also bring particular moves into
clear focus. The authors offer key skills such as the kick-out,
re-entry, walking the board, floaters, and how to get air. They
also include advice on how to repair a damaged board as well as a
glossary of "surf talk." (9 x 8, 96 pages, color photos)
Describes the history, equipment, techniques, and safety measures of wakeboarding, which is a combination of waterskiing and snowboarding.
In this heavily illustrated book, Mike Milligan has captured the
still developing story of one of those remote, but no longer
secluded, corners of the Colorado Plateau.
This is the story of a sailing odyssey, but also of an inward journey into deep truths about who we are and how we belong in the universal scheme. A meditation on sailing and life, it is a hugely enjoyable and thought-provoking book for landlubbers, sailors, philosophers and naturalists alike. Mostly sailing alone, Peter Reason invites us to share in the minute-by-minute challenges of seamanship and navigation, on his journey in his yacht Coral from Plymouth across the Celtic Sea and back again. Exploring far more than the seaways, the author successfully manages to tell the story of a journey with another dimension - that of investigating and reflecting on our human place in the ecology of the planet. Above all, this book shows us that Nature is not just a place to visit, but our home.
Surveys the history, equipment, techniques, and safety factors of wakeboarding, a sport in which a rider is pulled behind a motorboat standing on a board that resembles a short surfboard.
Make it easy to get started in the exciting and demanding sport of kayaking. Introduce yourself, your family and your friends to a sport that allows you to test your full physical potential. Teach others proper kayak technique. Know the sophisticated technical terms of the sport before you begin lessons. Know what to expect from whitewater instruction schools. Eliminate bad paddling habits while kayaking in rough waters. Choose the latest equipment necessary for a safe whitewater experience.
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