Pembrokeshire offers some of the best sea kayaking in the UK with endless options to paddle beautiful coastlines as well as the extensive calmer Cleddau estuary. For the adventurous there are islands, strong tides and Atlantic swell which combine with our frequent blustery conditions to make some very challenging conditions. Haverfordwest kayak club explore our whole area in a range of moderate and advanced sea paddling conditions. (Due to the strong tides all sea trips in Pembrokeshire require careful planning).
Kayak Manufactures: (Main ones)
HWKC Library Books:
Sea Kayak Navigation by Franco Ferrero. The original is a pamphlet book, tells you exactly what you need to know, no waffle.
Sea Kayak A Manual for Intermediate & Advanced Sea Kayakers, by Gordon Brown. Written by a Level 5 coach who has paddled all his life in Scotland. No non-sense, nicely written guide to the whole sport of sea kayaking, great photos.
Sea Guide to the Pembrokeshire Coastline by Tom Bennett. Contains very good generally accurate diagrams showing local tidal flows around Pembrokeshire.
The Essential Sea Kayaker: David Seidman
Sea Kayaking: Nigel Foster
Welsh Sea Kayaking, 50 great sea kayaking voyages: Jim Krawiecki & Andy Biggs
Sea Kayak Rescues: Roger Schumann & Jan Shriner
South West Sea Kayaking: Isle of Wight to the Severn Estuary by Mark Rainsley
Reeds Small Craft Almanac 2014