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

We had a great paddle picnic at Anclote River Park in March with paddles for advanced, intermediate and easy paddlers. There is something special about being in a kayak, paddling at your own pace, feeling the water glide past your boat while being alert to sights and sounds of being outdoors on the water. This is all made more special by paddling with friend to share the experience. That's why we all joined our paddle club. Of course, having food ready to eat when we return makes it even more enjoyable (thanks Paula, Jeff & Sharon). We hope you can join us
for April 18 paddle-picnic at Ft. DeSoto. I look forward to seeing you there.

-- Hank

April Paddle Picnic

This month's paddle picnic is in Fort DeSoto Park on Saturday April 18.  Activity coordinators are Paula Fowler and Jeff Guild.  Please watch this spot for any changes or cancellations.

April Meeting

Come meet and listen to the founder and 'Chief' of the Watertribe, Steve Isaac who will talk about the Watertribe Everglades Challenge. 

Ever wondered what the Everglades Challenge was all about? It's a 300 mile expedition style kayak race that starts at Ft. Desoto and ends eight days later in Key Largo. This race is regarded at the toughest race of it's type in the world for kayaks. "WaterTribe events are dangerous and you must be an expert in your chosen craft before even considering these challenges. There are no safety boats, no safety net, and no excuses. Your safety and well being are up to you and only you." (From the Watertribe.org site.)

Club Sponsored Paddles This Month

Date Location Contact
Wednesday, April 1
St. Pete's Maximo Park to Shell Key
Carl Boettger
Saturday, April 11
Weedon Island
Hank Brooks
Saturday, April 11
Ft. DeSoto, Arrowhead (Level III)
John Marek
Saturday, April 25
Gandy Bridge to Weedon Island
Al Tillson
Monday, April 27
Hernando Beach
Gil Muller
April 25 to May 3
Florida Keys
Jim Greenhalgh