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 April 14 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 

Recently we did a combined trip at Silver River with the TBSK Central Florida Chapter. It was nice for members from both the Tampa Bay and Orlando area to paddle together and get to know each other. Everyone had an enjoyable trip and we resolved to do more combined trips in the future and explore other areas that perhaps we all don't get to see often. After a challenging winter, causing some trip and picnic cancellations, spring has finally arrived with warming temperatures, warmer water, and hopefully more paddling opportunities. Soon we hope to offer a new trip leader training class and increase the number of TBSK trips. We also hope to offer more varied training opportunities for our members. Later this month our annualweek long Florida Keys trip takes place. There is still time to make reservations and join us in this wonderful paddling area.  Please get involved in some of these upcoming opportunities and help us make this spring a busy and eventful paddling season. We hope to see you on the water soon.

-- Jim

April's Speaker

Sandy Huff is joining us again! A lot of us discovered Florida paddling through Sandy's 2001 encyclopedic book, ”Paddler's Guide to the Sunshine State,” still in print. Since then she had been publishing articles and stories nonstop. She will be sharing with us one of her latest productions: a slide show and talk about the wide range of birds that frequent central Florida's Alligator Lake. Besides a paddler, Sandy is a Master Naturalist. This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about the birds we see on all our paddles.

        TBSK Sponsored Paddles this Month

Date           Location     Contact
Wednesday, April 9
      Philippe Park
   Hank Brooks
Saturday, April 12
      Ft. Desoto - Paddle Picnic
   Susie Evans
Sunday,  April 13
      U. of Tampa Intro. to Kayaking
   Phil Sheesley
Wednesday, April 16
      Egmont Key
   Carl Boettger
Wednesday, April 23
      Sunset Park to Three Rooker
   Phil Sheesley
Saturday, April 26
      Ft. DeSoto - Skills and Paddle
   John Marek
Wednesday, April 30
      Ft. DeSoto
   Tom Sobocinski
April 26 - May 4
      Florida Keys
   Jim Greenhalgh