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 November 10 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

Photo of the Month
President's Message

We are coming to the end of another year and TBSK is putting together the slate of officers for the 2015 year. Please make plans to attend our annual Holiday Party and election on Monday, Dec. 8th, at Bill Jackson's.

Cooler, more pleasant, paddling weather has arrived and we have a number of trips scheduled this month. With cooler weather comes cooler water so we all need to dress appropriately and be prepared for immersion. This is particularly true as the water temperature falls below 70 degrees. For more infor-mation on this I recommend you visit the National Center for Cold Water Safety on the web at coldwater-safety.org. We encourage you to take advantage of this nice weather and join your TBSK friends out on the water.

-- Jim

November Program and Speaker

Speaker: Dr. Robert Knight, founder of the Florida Springs Institute and professor at University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Knight is currently active on restoration efforts for the Santa Fe River springs, Kings Bay/Crystal River springs, Ichetucknee Springs, Rainbow Springs, and Silver Springs. He'll be sharing his knowledge and experience about Florida Springs. How do the springs work? How dispersed are their sources? Despite political recalcitrance, is recovery possible? What role can we play?

Club Sponsored Paddles This Month

Date Location Contact
Wednesday, Oct 29
Fort DeSoto
John Marek
Saturday, Nov 1
Boggy Bay
Jim Greenhalgh
Wednesday, Nov 5
Dunedin Cswy, Full Moon Paddle
Phil Sheesley
Saturday, Nov 8 Weeki Wachee River
Hank Brooks
Friday, Nov 14
Salt River, Crystal River
Gill Muller
Saturday, Nov 15 Paddle Picnic, Philippe Park
Susie Evans
Thursday, Nov 20
Hillsborough River
Eileen Burns
Saturday, Nov 29
Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs
Al Tillson
Monday, Dec 8
Holiday Party, Bill Jackson's
Susie Evans