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 September 8 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

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President's Message 

Fall is coming and we look forward to cooler temperatures, and the return of many TBSK members. This is also the time to consider the 2015 TBSK Board of Directors. My term as President is ending and several other members will retire from the Board in December. In a recent focus group discussion TBSK members indicated that they want to see more paddle trips and training, as well as continued monthly meeting/programs, newsletter, and picnics. In order to accomplish these goals TBSK needs your help. Please consider what you can do to assist TBSK and volunteer to help. Please contact myself or any Board member and help us to keep TBSK a fun and active sea kayaking club.

-- Jim

September Program and Speaker

Will be held at Bill Jackson's. Peter Krulder, chief at Honeymoon Island State Park plus Anclote, Caladesi, Egmont, and the Skyway Parks, is coming to talk to us at our regular monthly meeting, September 8, 7 pm, Bill Jackson's shop. This is Peter's 15th year at Honeymoon, the Park that has been Florida's favorite for the last 8 years with over a million visitors in 2014, and this is in addition to Caladesi's being the USA's top beach in 2008. Peter comes to share his experiences and knowledge of the waters we love around Honeymoon and to the north -- how the islands are moving and channels remaining stable (or not), how we can help (trim mangroves in the tunnels at Caladesi), and more. Please join us to hear from one of Florida's most prominent conservationists.

        TBSK Sponsored Paddles this Month

Date           Location     Contact

Saturday, August 30
      Skill Session, Ft. DeSoto
   Phil Sheesley
Saturday, September 6
      Hillsborough River
   Hank Brooks
Tuesday, September 16
      Salt River
   Gil Muller
Saturday, September 20
      Paddle Picnic, War Veterans Park
   Susie Evans