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One of the best ways to learn to kayak is to take a kayaking class from a qualified, experienced instructor. In a matter of a few hours, most beginning paddlers can get a good grasp of the basic kayaking techniques. Our Where To Go pages list, by state, kayaking schools, clubs, instructors and training centers. On a national level, you might be interested in one of the following organizations or websites:

After learning the basics, its pretty much just practice, practice, practice. Paddling with someone who is a better paddler than you are helps to flatten the learning curve and you can usually develop at a faster pace.

You can find many popular instructional books and videos for whitewater, touring and recreational paddling at top online shops such as Outdoorplay.com.

Are you looking for a specific kayaking book? Browse the Amazon.com search engine:





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