Smuk form Rough Water Handling: A Practical Manual Essential Knowledge for Intermediate and Advanced Paddlers (Paperback) by Cooper Doug k7YYa6np

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'Rough Water Handling' by Doug Cooper is a practical guide that will help you to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently in rough water and advanced conditions. For intermediate and advanced paddlers Doug draws on his personal and coaching experience to help the reader master sea kayak handling skills and techniques. Accurate sequential photos and simple concise language make the descriptions easy to follow and understand. The technical tactical physiological and psychological aspects of these skills are covered in the areas of: high wind paddling moving water surf rock hopping tide races open crossings and rolling. 'Rough Water Handling' is recommended as support material for the British Canoe Union 4 and 5 Star (Sea) awards. (The 1 star is a novice 'encouragement' award the 2 star covers basic generic kayak skills the 3 star basic/intermediate sea specific skills and experience and the 4 star covers intermediate sea specific skills and leadership in moderate conditions). Doug has spent a lifetime playing and working in the outdoors

He is at his happiest when exploring new parts of the world or challenging himself and others to improve their skills; this he has been doing for over twenty years. With a constant lust for adventure Doug has sea kayaked all over the world including Greenland Iceland Norway's Lofoten Islands Canada Ireland Scotland Wales Corsica Sardinia and Croatia. His whitewater kayaking and mountaineering has also taken him on adventures around the globe. At present Doug works as Head of Paddlesport at Glenmore Lodge Scotland's National Outdoor Centre. Here his love of helping others learn and improve is put to good use every day when he works as a BCU Level 5 Sea and Whitewater Coach Level 4 Surf Coach and a Mountain and Ski Instructor. Doug is the author of 'Sea Kayak Handling' and co-authored 'Scottish Sea Kayaking' (Pesda Press) a selective guide to sea kayaking in Scotland.