Our kayaking club and it's members are located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, USA. Our primary goal is to help people enjoy the sport of sea kayaking in a fun & safe manner.  Members, who own their own boats, enjoy over 50 Organized Paddle Trips each year, free kayak skills training, monthly "paddle picnics", a monthly newsletter, and monthly meetings featuring information on kayaking and related topics by speakers from across the area,

...and a great social network of Sea Kayakers !

  Join us for the next TBSK Meeting

at Bill Jackson's on Monday August 11 at 7:00 pm.

Off Anclotte Key '08

NOTE: Only paid members have access to all pages and the event calendar and Member Roster.

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Club Presidents' Comment
by Jim Greenhalgh

Photo of the Month
President's Message 

We are now well into summer with hot weather, low wind, and warm water. This is the time of year to practice rescue skills, and capsize recovery. Nobody wants to capsize but all kayakers should be prepared to capsize. All should be comfortable with capsizing and getting out of their boat. All should strive to be able to re-enter their kayak be either self, or assisted rescue techniques.  TBSK continues to offer skills training and other education. If you need assistance or training in any area of sea kayaking please contact a board member. Please take advantage of this season to practice sea kayak skills and be safe on the water.

-- Jim

August Program and Speakers

For our August TBSK meeting we have several events:
  • Open Discussion to get member's input about TBSK services (led by Hank Brooks) - what is important to members, what is working well, what could be improved.
  • ACA Instructor (Jeff Fabiszewski) will discuss: 1) Different Types of Paddles: What works for different folks and 2) Pool Demonstration of Kayaking Skills: How to go fast while looking good

        TBSK Sponsored Paddles this Month

Date           Location     Contact

Saturday, August 9
      Anclote River
   Hank Brooks
Saturday, August 9
      Dunedin Causeway, Three Rooker
   Tom Sobocinski
Saturday, August 16
      Skills Session, Lake Mills
   Curtis Gashlin
Wednesday, August 20
      Withlacoochee River
   Gil Muller
Saturday, August 23
      Paddle Picnic, Fred Howard Park
   Susie Evans
Saturday, August 30
      Skill Session, Ft. DeSoto
   Phil Sheesley