Our kayaking club and its 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 13 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 Hank B rooks

Photo of the Month
President's Message

February gave us a major weather challenge with it's wildly gyrating weather patterns: one day in the 40's with strong winds and a few days later it's sunny and 80 degrees. The trick is to watch the weather closely and take advantage of the weather breaks. The other thing we can do this time of the year is to paddle rivers where we are protected from high winds. Have patience and look for openings - there are paddle opportunities if you look for them

-- Hank

March Paddle Picnic

This month's paddle picnic is in Anclote River Park in Holiday on Saturday March 14.  Activity coordinators are Paula Fowler and Jeff Guild.  Please watch this spot for any changes or cancellations.

March  Speaker

Ken Fink is an oceanographer (coastal processes) and geologist by profession. Ken is an avid sea kayaker and has paddled on expeditions throughout the continental and non-continental US, northern Canada, Iceland, Scotland, Polynesia, and many other places. He's been featured in instructional videos as well as Public Television's Trailside series. He is a regular speaker and instructor at symposia around the United States.

Topic: Wave Dynamics and the Paddler: There are two sources for waves along the coast: those created by local winds and those created far away yet still reaching our shores. Each has its own signature. Learn what to expect and what happens when they interact with the coast to produce spilling, dumping, surging, or collapsing surf. Knowing about wave dynamics and what to expect makes you a safer and more skilled paddler.

Club Sponsored Paddles This Month

Date Location Contact
Saturday, March 7
Anclote River, Tarpon Springs
Hank Brooks
Wednesday, March 11
Circumnavigate Clearwater Beach
Roy Hogreb
Wednesday, March 14
Weeki Wachee River
Gil Muller
Saturday, March 21
Fort DeSoto, Arrowhead
John Marek
Wednesday, March 25
Chassahowitzka River, Homosassa
Phill Sheesley
Saturday, March 28
Shell Key Exploration, Tierra Verde
Eileen Burns
Saturday, March 28
Dunedin Causeway
Tom Sobocinski
April 25 to May 3
Florida Keys
Jim Greenhalgh