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, July 13 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

At the June TBSK meeting at Bill Jacksons, many of the attendees expressed interest in kayak camping (see article on page 6 of this newsletter). If interested, contact Tom Sobocinski at tomsobocinski@msn.com.
The Slackers Outdoors group is hosting the annual Florida Paddler Rendezvous starting Oct 16. This is a great time to learn about new places to paddle and to practice you camping skills, if you desire. Find more information at:


-- Hank

July Paddle Picnic

This month's paddle picnic is in the Anclote River Park, Holiday on Saturday July 25.  Activity coordinators are Paula Fowler and Jeff Guild.  Please watch this spot for any changes or cancellations.

July Meeting

Fossils from Ancient Florida: Imagine finding a giant tooth from a 60 ft long prehistoric shark, a fossilized rib from a long-extinct Dugong, or the 12 inch claws from a 5 ton Sloth that once roamed the Florida wilds. From the dark, mysterious waters of the Peace River to the white sand beaches of Venice, many of Florida's fantastic fossil hunting grounds are easily accessible by kayak. Join Mary Mangiapia for a presentation on the basics of fossil hunting in SW Florida. You will learn about some of the amazing creatures that once lived in ancient Florida and where you might find their fossils!

Club Sponsored Paddles This Month

Date Location Contact
Wednesday, July 8
Weeki Wachee River
John Marek
Wednesday, July 15
Fred Howard Park to Anclote River Park
Phil Sheesley
Wednesday, July 29
Hillsborough River, Trout Creek Park
Hank Brooks