The Art of Kayaking | Everything You Need to Know About Paddling


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The Art of Kayaking is the distilled essence of a lifetime of kayak instruction at all skill levels around the world, with the added insights gained from years of designing kayaks, paddles, and kayaking equipment. This comprehensive kayaking manual by one of the biggest names in kayaking offers more essential detail about commonly used techniques than ever before published in a single volume. Color photo action sequences show how to perfect skills, and how to apply them. Maps, tables, and diagrams walk the reader through essential planning steps. No matter which type of kayak, paddle, or style of paddling the reader prefers, the appropriate techniques are described clearly and concisely. The progression through the book makes it easy to start as a beginner and to access as much information as can be tackled at any stage of development up to and including the expert. It is a definitive manual designed to stand the test of time.

About the Author

Nigel Foster is a world-renowned kayaker and an accomplished author. Considered one of the most charismatic and talented instructors on the planet, his lectures and classes attract large audiences of kayakers at all levels and all over the world. The author of several kayaking books and guides, and many articles on paddling, he also designs kayaks and kayaking gear. Nigel’s other books with Globe Pequot are Nigel Foster’s Sea Kayaking, (1997) Nigel Foster’s Surf Kayaking (1998) and Encounters from a Kayak, (2012).

Nigel Foster followed his early passion for kayaking, adventure, and the natural world, linking those to design and writing to create his unique lifestyle. Renowned worldwide for kayaking, he travels extensively to instruct, making the most of the opportunities to learn about the places he visits. Although in demand for writing technical explanations of kayak and canoe skills, he enjoys stepping away from the kayak to explore the myriad components that define a place or a face.

Born in the south of England, Foster taught Outdoor Education to schoolchildren before instructing at the National Watersports Center in Wales UK. He circled Iceland by kayak at age 24, and nearly killed himself crossing Hudson Strait solo by kayak from Baffin Island to Labrador four years later. He eventually settled in Seattle USA with ceramicist Kristin Nelson. In between his travels he writes, designs kayaks, and plays guitar. Foster has published more than ten books. You can read more about them at

More Info

Title The Art of Kayaking: Everything You Need to Know About Paddling
Author Nigel Foster
Publisher Falcon Guides (April 1, 2017)
Language  English
Format Paperback
Length 328 pages
ISBN-10 1493025708
ISBN-13 978-1493025701
Item Weight 1.73 pounds
Dimensions  7.44 x 0.74 x 9.52 inches

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