From the Back Cover Kayakers who prefer an adrenaline rush to the serenity of backwater kayaking are now taking to the surf as an alternative to whitewater. Surf kayaking combines an excellent workout with technical skill and a style of movement that can be as individual as any performing art. This is the only surf kayaking book available, (1998) and whether you’re surfing for the first time or training for competition, kayaking guru Nigel Foster gives you all the information you need to do it right. His trademark photo sequences help to clearly teach the essential techniques of this increasingly popular sport. Let Foster show you how to assess surf conditions and take a beach’s safety profile; how to master acrobatics, including pirouettes and popouts; correct ‘wave etiquette;’ and special techniques such as steering a zigzag course, performing a 360 and roller coasters, and more! Nigel Foster has been surf kayaking for 30 years and holds the highest coaching level awarded by the British Canoe Union (BCU). He is one of the select group of specialists responsible for establishing the surf kayaking coaching program now operated by the BCU.