Author(s): Bill Mattos
This is a modern illustrated 'how to' guide to kayaking, with authoritative information for beginners as well as the experienced paddler, all delivered with humour and enthusiasm. Presented in colour with easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographic sequences and inspirational action images, this manual covers everything from flat water through to ocean paddling, white water and surfing. The book also explains the clothing and equipment required for every type of kayaking and, of course, the boats and paddles themselves, as well as weather, hydrodynamics, safety and rescue.
Bill Mattos has kayaked in five different decades and is slowly fulfilling an ambition to paddle on every continent and in every ocean. He has competed in a wide variety of disciplines, including to World Championship level in Kayak Freestyle and Pilot Gig Racing, and was the first kayakers to ride the fearsome Teahupo'o wave in French Polynesia. The author of numerous books and hundreds magazine articles, he lives in the French Alps.
Kayaking is a growing sport both in Europe and in the US. Bill Mattos is both an accomplished kayaker and an experienced author. Trusted Haynes step-by-step approach to equipment, skills and techniques. Supported by full-colour bespoke photography throughout. Inclusive: illustrations and photos will include children, women and older surfers.