KNL Donations to NL Public Libraries
Videos, DVDs, and books are shelved at the Hunter Library at the Arts & Culture Centre in St. John's.
They can be borrowed through any public library in the province. See library locations and hours at http://www.nlpubliclibraries.ca The library has many other interesting kayaking books on the shelves.
are made on behalf of KNL members and KNL executive, unless
Futaleufu Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to Chile's Futaleufu
by Tyler Curtis - (Donated by Heliconia Press by
Brendan Mark) (2005).
This is a comprehensive guide to the Futaleufu
River in Patagonia Chile. The book has detailed descriptions
and photos of all rapids and sections of the Fu and of its
tributary rivers. It provides visitors with important travel
information, a history of the region, and contributions from
some of the most influential paddlers and people of the
region. Whether you've visited the Fu, or hope to visit the Fu
someday, Futaleufu Whitewater is a book you need to get your
hands on. 120 pages
- (Donated by Heliconia Press by
Torrent is a journey through the lens of Jock
Bradley, one of the most published and respected whitewater
photographers of all time with an eye that has beheld many of
the world's greatest paddlers in some of the most exotic
Resplendent in its quality of reproduction, this coffee table
style book is the first of its kind in the paddling world. The
160 full-colour pages, bound by hard cover, draws the soul of
whitewater to the surface, stimulates the senses, and captures
160 pages, hardcover, full color, 10" x 12"
Guide: Touring & Sea Kayaking
by Alex Matthews and Ken Whiting - (Donated by Heliconia Press by
Brendan Mark) (2006).
Touring and Sea Kayaking provides beginner and experienced
kayakers with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and
comfortably enjoy sea kayaking. Whether you're interested in
touring around inland waterways, or exploring coastal waters,
the stunning photography, fun illustrations, and concise
descriptions drawn from expert sea kayaker, Alex Matthews, and
World Champion Kayaker and best-selling author, Ken Whiting,
make this book the most valuable on the sport.
- Choosing and caring for equipment
- Transporting a kayak
- The fundamental strokes and concepts
- Important safety considerations
- Recovering from a capsize
- Coping with wind and waves
- Paddling in surf
- Overnight kayak trips
- And much more...
128 pages, 6" x 9", Full Colour
Essential Guide: Canoe Camping
by Mark Scriver - (Donated by
Heliconia Press by Brendan Mark) (2006)
Whether you're interested in a weekend trip with friends or
family or a multi-day wilderness experience, this easy-to-read
guide makes canoe camping fun and safe for both new and
experienced canoe trippers.
Drawing from the decades of canoe tripping and guiding
experience of world renowned canoeist, Mark Scriver, Canoe
Camping provides the tools necessary for anyone to plan a
comfortable canoe trip. Whatever you need, you'll find it in
this essential guide.
- Plan a smooth trip
- Choose the right equipment
- Pack your gear efficiently
- Set-up camp
- Keep your group healthy and comfortable
- Cook with fire, stoves and ovens
- Organize and prepare your meals
- Handle wildlife
- Camp with kids
- Stay safe in the outdoors
124 pages, 6" x 9", Full Colour
Sea Kayaker Magazine's Handbook of Safety and Rescue by Doug Alderson and Michael Pardy.
(2003). With chapters on seamanship, rescues, safety gear, tripping, navigation, paddling technique, and fitness. 199 pages.
Call Number 797.1 AL2
Weather and Sea State Notes by Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems (SKILS).
(2005). Sections on the theory and principles of weather and sea states, and interpreting marine weather forecasts. 32 pages.
Call Number: 797.1225 SE1
Navigation Notes by Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems (SKILS).
(2005). Sections on charts, tides, currents, piloting, dead reckoning, and GPS. 26 pages.
Call Number: 797.1224 SE1
Instructor Manual by Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems (SKILS).
(2005). Sections on instructor traits, types of learners, organizing teaching, course and lesson content, teaching methods, and assessment. 58 pages.
Call Number: 797.1224 SE1
Guide Manual by Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems (SKILS).
(2005). Sections on pre-trip planning, challenges, emergency
procedures, pre-launch checks, group management, campsites,
food & water, post-trip follow-up, leadership, legal
liability, recommended resources, gear lists, and incident
reports. 63 pages. Call Number: 797.1224 SE1
The Instructor and Guide Manuals are focused on sea kayaking but are largely applicable to whitewater paddling as well.
Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble by Matt Broze and George Gronseth
20 Real-life Tales from Sea Kayaker's Accident Reports. Twenty true, riveting stories of kayak accidents plus analyses by experts and lessons learned.
Call Number: 797.1224 B82
Kayaking by Shelly Johnson
The only complete womens' guide to sea kayaking. Helps the novice through all the most common learning blocks, challenges and fears.
Kayaker's Savvy Paddler by Doug Alderson
Contains Hundreds of ingenious, field- tested tips for better, safer paddling.
Call Number: 797.1224 AL2
Where the Wind Blows - A Guide to Marine Weather in Atlantic Canada.
Call Number: 551.69 B68
Sailing Directions: Newfoundland: East & South Coasts, Cape Bonavista to Ferryland Head (Including Placentia Bay).
Call Number: 623.894 C16
Around the Rock: a
Newfoundland sea kayak journey by Ken Campbell.
(2004). Little Bay Press, Tacoma, Wash. 213p. (Donated by Ken Campbell) Call number: 797.122 C15
Canyons, Coves &
Coastal Waters: choice canoe and kayak routes of Newfoundland
and Labrador by Dan Murphy, Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. (1996). Breakwater Press, St. John's, NL. 143p. (Donated by Neil Burgess) Call number 797.122 M95
The Complete Book of
Sea Kayaking, 4th edition by Derek Hutchinson.
(1994). Globe Pequot Press. (Donated by Neil Burgess) Call number: 797.1 H97 - Covers gear, strokes, surfing, rescues, waves, weather, tides, navigation and history of Inuit kayaks.
The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater Kayaking
by Ken Whiting & Ken Varette. (2004). Heliconia Press, Beachburg, ON. Call number 797.1224 W58 (Donated by Ken Whiting).
The Essential Sea Kayaker: a complete course for the open water paddler
by David Seidman. (1992). Ragged Mountain Press, Camden, Maine. (Donated by John and Sherrill Knight) Call number: 797.1224 SE4 - Covers gear, transporting a kayak, entries, strokes, bracing, balance, rescues, surfing, and weather. Lots of photos and drawings.
Essentials of Sea
Survival by Frank Golden Frank and Michael Tipton. 2002. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. 305p. (Donated by John & Sherrill Knight) Call number: 613.6 G56
Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation, 3rd
edition by David Burch. (1999). Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT. 340p. (Donated by Neil Burgess) Call number: 797.1 B89
May We Rant and Roar No
More: a sea kayak journey around Newfoundland by Michael Paul.
(2001). Pottersfield Press, Lawrencetown Beach, NS. 255p. (Donated by Neil Burgess) Call number 917.18 P28
Kayak Roll - (54 mins). Performance Video.
The Kayak Roll demonstrates and explains a smooth and effortless roll. Crystal clear underwater footage, animation, and explanations make this a video you don't want to miss! Designed for every skill level, beginner to teacher. This two-part video presents a step by step learning progression enabling you to learn an effortless roll from scratch. The diagnostic section offers solutions to help you tune-up or teach that laboured roll. Every paddler will enjoy it, whether they are beginner struggling to learn, an intermediate seeking to improve, or an advanced boater learning to teach a buddy.
Call Number: 797.122 K18
Liquid Skills - (75 mins). Heliconia
Ken Whiting & Chris Emerick produce another how-to video, this one aimed at the beginning & developing whitewater kayaker. The 1st part focuses on the fundamental whitewater strokes & techniques; the 2nd focuses on key playboating moves that let paddlers take advantage of al the play waves, holes, & eddy lines of the river.
Call Number: 797.1224 L66
Capsize Recoveries: Vol. 1 - Capsize Recoveries
- (123 min) (2001). University of Sea Kayaking Video.
Our approach is to first look at the components that make up a successful capsize recovery. After reviewing the different components we show you a variety of ways to put them together and also show the traditional ways capsize recoveries are done. We want you to practice the different variations to find the ones that will work best for you, your equipment and your paddling partners. We strongly believe a capsize and the recovery that follows should not be considered an emergency if you are properly trained, so practising your skills and dressing for immersion are essential.
Call Number: 797.122 C17 Vol. 1
Capsize Recoveries: Vol. 2 - Rescue Procedures -
(123 min) (2001). University of Sea Kayaking Video.
If you are not dressed for immersion, cannot get back into your kayak or if you become incapacitated then you are entering the realm of an emergency. Most emergencies could have been avoided but if you find yourself in one then the information in volume two will be helpful. We discuss contacting emergency help with radio simulations and with flare demonstrations. Rescue techniques for incapacitated paddlers are shown. Prevention and treatment for exposure is also discussed along with dressing for immersion. Towing and moving paddlers who are in the water are shown too. Call
Number: 797.122 C17 Vol. 2
Sea Kayaking Safety and Awareness
Describes the safety gear you need and how to plan your trip to ensure a safe return. Call Number: 797.1224 SE1
Playboating with Ken Whiting
- (Donated by Heliconia Press by
Brendan Mark) --
2 copies at the library
Sequel to the award-winning, best-selling instructional video,
'Play Daze', 'Playboating with Ken Whiting' is a step-by-step
guide to all playboating moves, and is guaranteed to improve
your paddling. While following some of the best paddlers in
the world on their jouneys through Canada and Chile, novice
playboaters will learn the fundamental skills and techniques,
while competent paddlers will learn how to take their paddling
to new levels. Highly experienced paddlers will be taken right
to the edge, and shown the secrets to all the latest freestyle
Includes: surfing, spinning, squirting, double pumps, stalls,
flatwater cartwheels, clean cartwheels, splitwheels, aerial
loops, flatwater loops, tricky-whu's, blunts, air screws, pan
ams, helix's, some great practice drills, and much more.
AWARDS: National Paddling Film Festival - Best
Professional, Paddler Magazine - Best Instructional.
number: 797.1224 P69
Ultimate Guide to Sea Kayaking
- (Donated by Heliconia Press by Brendan
Mark) - (120 mins)
The Ultimate Guide
is a four-part video by World
Champion Kayaker, Ken Whiting, and expert sea kayaker, Alex
Matthews, which provides both new and experienced paddlers
with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and
comfortably enjoy sea kayaking.
Unique to the sea kayaking world, The Ultimate Guide To Sea
Kayaking combines top-notch instruction with unmatched
cinematography and adventure travel. Award-winning cameraman,
Chris Emerick, captures all the action from destination
hotspots around Vancouver Island, the Olympic Peninsula, and
Canada's renowned Algonquin Park.
PART ONE introduces new paddlers to the sport through
equipment tips and basic information you need before you hit
PART TWO focuses on the essential strokes
PART THREE looks exclusively at safety
and rescue techniques.
PART FOUR deals with more
advanced paddling techniques, such as preparing for multi-day
trips and dealing with surf, currents and weather.
Teva Presents... DYNASTY... driven by Volkswagon
(Donated by Heliconia Press by Brendan
Mark) - (35 mins)
An influential group or family that passes their
power from generation to generation...
Join the Young Gun Crew on this global kayaking adventure.
Launch into the White Nile's legendary Hypoxia rapid and
experience first descents on the thundering rivers of
Madagascar. Witness the first ever Hail Mary off New Zealand's Maruia Falls. Watch awe struck as the best and brightest kayak
stars stick big wave tricks and radical new down river moves.
If you thought the new school of kayaking had reached its
peak, Dynasty is here to say you are mistaken!
This is the Sea 2 (2005) - by Justine Curgenven.
Take a head-long dive into over 90 minutes of inspiring,
edge-of-your seat sea kayaking action from award winning
filmmaker Justine Curgenven & Cackle TV. Immerse yourself in
stunning photography from Japan, Tasmania, Newfoundland, The
Great Lakes, British Columbia, Norway & Wales, featuring some
of the world's best paddlers. You will be inspired!
30 min documentary of the
first all-female circumnavigation of Tasmania by Justine
Curgenven, Trys Morris & Gemma Rawlings
circumnavigation of Japan by Hadas Feldman and Jeff Allen
belt seakayaking at 'The Bitches' tidal race in South Wales
scenery on the remote Lofoten Islands in Norway
Smith surviving multiple trashings at the famous "Skooks"
with icebergs and whales in Newfoundland
International racing kayaker Sean Morley in a nail-biting
Fantastic underwater rolling footage with Greenland-style
paddler Doug VanDoren
Exploring the Manitou Islands on Lake Michigan
getting vertical in North Wales tidal races
Beyond The Cockpit - (86 mins) Instructional Video. Featuring Derek Hutchingson. Instruction in a wide range of braces and turning techniques that will make paddlers more confident in leaning "beyond the cockpit".
Call Number: 797.122 B46 Vol. 3
Kayaking - (61 mins.)
Performance Video. (1995).
An entertaining look at the basics of sea kayaking. Hot
paddling technique, rescues and basic seamanship skills are
demonstrated and explained. Features the Channel Islands,
Apostle Islands, big surf, inland lakes and many of the top
instructors in the field! Call Number: 797.1224 P41
This is the Sea by Justine Curgenven (60 minutes). An action video with exciting sea kayaking footage from Siberia, Wales, Greenland, California, Georgia, Florida, and Washington. Includes interviews with sea kayaking greats Nigel Foster, Chris Duff, Malligiaq Padilla, Shawna Franklin, Nigel Dennis, and many others. More info at www.cackletv.com Call number: 797.1224 ST3
Whitewater Kayaking with Ken Whiting - (105 min)
(2001). Heliconia Press.
- This DVD includes 2 popular whitewater instructional videos - Call
number: 797.1224 W58
Liquid Skills and SOAR - Skills On All Rivers.
It covers essential strokes, skills and techniques for beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater paddlers. Call number: