Attention, sea kayakers! Let World Champion Ken Whiting share his knowledge and teach you the skills necessary to become a competent, and even great, sea kayaker! Whether you are interested in touring inland waterways or exploring coastal waters, this information with stunning photographs, fun illustrations, and concise descriptions make this book essential and fun. Whiting teaches everything you need to know about the equipment you'll need. What is the best kayak for you and your needs? Learn how to take care of a kayak and safely transport it to the beach and back. Learn the proper way to sit in a kayak, and how to get in and out of it. Learn how to properly use a paddle. Study all the essential strokes as well as the best rescue and self-rescue techniques. Whiting offers tips on how to paddle in windy weather and handle your kayak in different tidal currents. Ken Whiting was named one of the "Paddlers of the Century" by Paddler Magazine and is a World Champion kayaker. No one is better equipped to teach you what you need to know. With his expertise, you'll take to the water in no time. Who knows, kayaking may become your new passion!