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, January 12 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

It seems like I blinked my eyes and here I am TBSK president again (last served from 2004 to 2006). I am excited about 2015 and working with the excellent board members we have selected. We hope to keep the traditional things which we all like about our club, while introducing some new wrinkles. I have already heard ideas about different types of TBSK trips/ events, skills training to make us better paddlers and we have already seen an eye opening approach to our newsletter. Hope to see many of you on the water!

-- Hank

January Paddle Picnic

This month's paddle picnic is in Trout Creek Park, Thonotosassa on Saturday January 17.  Activity coordinators are Paula Fowler and Jeff Guild.  Please watch this spot for any changes or cancellations.

January  Speaker

TBSK member makes Florida paddling history! Mary Mangiapia, after completing her Master's in Microbiology at USF celebrated by paddling over 1500 miles in a voyage around the coastline of Florida. She became the first woman to thru-paddle the entire Florida Circumnavigational Paddling Trail. Her voyage began at the Alabama/Florida border and ended at Ft Clinch on the Florida/Georgia border 3 months later.  Along the way she had encounters with sharks, a bear and many wonderful and interesting people. Bring your questions for this remarkable adventurer!

Club Sponsored Paddles This Month

Date Location Contact
Thursday, Jan 1
New Years Day Paddle & Pot Luck, Weedon Island
Eileen Burns
Saturday, Jan 10
Little Manatee River, Ruskin
Hank Brooks
Saturday, Jan 17
Paddle Picnic, Trout Creek Park
See above
Sunday, Jan 25
Winter Pool Practice, Bill Jackson's
John Marek
Wednesday, Jan 28
Dunedin Causeway
Tom Sobocinski
Saturday, Jan 31
Boggy Bay, Port Richey
Jim Greenhalgh