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, June 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 Hank Brooks

Photo of the Month
President's Message

The summer months are back, along with the super hot and humid weather. Although I am not a morning person, during the summer I make it a personal guideline to be on the water early and off the water by about Noon. The other option is to paddle rivers which offer shade protection from the sun. The Hillsborough River is a good example of this. The warm water is also a good time to practice your wet exits and rescues (preferably not on the Hillsborough River with the gators there).

So stay hydrated and have fun!

-- Hank

June Paddle Picnic

This month's paddle picnic is in the War Veterans Memorial Park, St. Petersburg on Saturday June 27.  Activity coordinators are Paula Fowler and Jeff Guild.  Please watch this spot for any changes or cancellations.

June Meeting

Kayak Camping and discovering the “Real Florida”: Are you bored with kayaking to the same old spots each month? Had enough of Egmont Key, Dunedin Causeway, Fort DeSoto, and other of our local haunts? Maybe it's time to broaden your horizons and discover new ways to enjoy paddling. At the June TBSK meeting we will be looking at the logistics of kayak camping and many of the wonderful places in Florida to explore. Come to the meeting and learn what it will take to get you in touch with the "real Florida". Speaker: Tom Sobocinski

Club Sponsored Paddles This Month

Date Location Contact
Saturday, June 6
Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs
Tom Sobocinski
Saturday, June 13
Philippe Park, Safety Harbor
Hank Brooks
Saturday, June 20
Fort DeSoto, Arrowhead Area
John Marek
Monday, June 22
Weeki Wachee River
Eileen Burns