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People from around the world participating in sports as fine art prints for the walls of your home or office.

Kayaking as an art form is usually looked to as the ability to maneuver a kayak through whitewater. Art depicting kayaking oftern shows people traversing whitewater or kayaking down streams.

 

Unlike canoeists that usually use singel bladed paddles, kayakers use double bladed offset paddles. Kayakers usually sit on the bottom of the kayak while a canoeist usually sits on a seat. Most kayaks have closed decks, but sit-on-top and inflatable kayaks are gaining in popularity. The inflatable kayak is sometimes referred to as a rubber ducky.

The word kayak comes from the Inuit or Eskimo people of the northern Artic Regions and translates as "hunters boat." Their maid purpose for the boat was hunting and fishing and was created thousands of years ago. They covered driftwood or whalebone frames with sealskins to create the craft.

 

Kayaking became popular in Europe in the 1800's and kayak races were introduced to the Olympics at the 1936 Berlin games.

 

In the 1950's they started making them from fiberglass and from poluethelene plastic in the 1980's. Today they are made from metal, fiberglass, wood, plastic, fabrics, carbon fiber, and inflatable fabrics like PVC or rubber.

 

There are many types of kayaks depending on their use from sit-on-top to cockpit style, and inflatible. There are sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks and fishing kayaks. They may seat one or two  people depending on the style.

Fine art prints of people kayaking for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a Tampa Bay sunset from Bahia Beach in Ruskin, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.
Picture of a Kayaking fisherman on the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida's John Sargent Park as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   An Evenings Idyl

Title:   The Perfect Morning

Digital representation of a group of kayakers following each other down the Hillsborogh River as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.
Picture of a kayaker running The Sinks in the Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Follow The Leader

Title:   Wrong Turn

Picture of a kayaker running The Sinks on the Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   What A Ride

Picture of a kayaker negotiating The Sinks on the Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Down The Chute

Picture of a submerged kayaker at The Sinks on the Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Submerged DA

Kitesurfing also called kiteboarding, is an art as it is practiced and how it is portrayed in pictures. Most of the art shows people doing stunts while some shows a surfer and their kite or multiple sufers with their kites.

 

A kitesurfer uses the power of the wind, harnessed with a large controllable kite that resembles some of the modern parachutes used by skydivers, to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard, that is similar to a wakeboard or small surfboard. The board may or may not have footstraps or bindings.

Kitesurfing is a relatively new sport, dating back to only 1977. Modern kitesurfing really became in popular after Laird Hamilton and Manu Berlin demonstrated it off the coast of Maui in 1966. At the same time in Florida, Raphael Baruch was experimenting riding windsurfing boards with various foil kites and was instrumental in changing the name of the sport from flysurfing to kitesufing.

 

Kitesurfing more specifically refers to riding waves and uses standard surfboards or boards specifically designed for the purpose. For more, and more detailed information refer to wikipedia.

Fine art prints of people kitesurfing for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a man kitesurfing at Pinellas County, Florida's Ft. DeSoto Park as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   The Pull Of The Wind

Picture of a kite surfer on Tampa Bay near Pinellas County, Florida's Ft. DeSoto Park as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Control The Wind

Picture of a kitesurfer on Tampa Bay, Florida near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Vertical Kite

Digital picture of a man kitesurfing as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Bracing

Picture of a kitesurfer in the air at Ft. DeSoto Park in Pinellas County, Florida as a fine art print for the wall or your home or office.

Title:   Airbourne Ride

An airborn kitesurfer as a fine art print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:   Liquid Force

Digital picture of a woman kitesurfing as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Brace Yourself

Picture of kitesurfers taking off from Pinellas County, Florida's Ft. DeSoto Park to make their way across Tampa Bay toward the Sunshine skyway Bridge as a fine art print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:  Sunshine Skyway Bracket

Picture of kite surfers enjoying a day on Tampa Bay at Ft. DeSoto Park near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge as a fine art print for the walls of your home or office.
A kitesufe as a fine art print for the walls of your home of office.

Title:  Ft. Desoto Kitesurfing

Title:   Upside Down

Kitesurfing as a fine art print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:  Flying To The Skyway

A kitesurfer as a fine art print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:  Cutting The Waves

Kitesurfing as a fine art print for the walls of your home or office.

Title: Large Wake

Kitesufing as a fine art print fr he walls of your home or office.

Title:   Hanging In There

A femaloe kitesurfer a a fine art prnt for the walls of your home or office.

Title:   Flying With One Hand

A kitesurfer as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   And Away We Go

Rafting is a sport where you use an inflatable raft or boat to navigate a river or other body of water.  The most common is whitewater rafting on rivers or streams with varying degrees  of roughness of water. This has been popular since the mid 1970's.

 

It started with individuals on one man rafts, often referred to as "rubber duckies," using a two bladed "kayak style" paddle. Today most of it is done in multi-person rafts with a tour guide at the stern that steers the raft, and the occupants using single bladed "canoe style" paddles at the direction of the tour guide.

 

The degree of difficulty performed by an individual raft is a function of the experience of the crew, the experience and skill of the guide, and the condition of the water. Done corredtly, rafting is an exhilirating, fun and safe way to explore a rivers waters from a different perspective than from the shore. Even non-swimmers can enjoy this safely.

The International Scale Of Difficulty:

     Class 1: Very small rough areas, might requite slight maneuvering. Skill level very basic.

     Class 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require some manuevering. Skill level basic paddling skill.

     Class 3: Whitewater, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering.

     Class 4: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers may be needed.

     Class 5: Whitewater, large waves, large volume of water, possibility of large rocks and hazards, possibility of a large drop, requires                     precise maneuvering.

     Class 6: Rapids are considered to be so dangerous that they are effectively unnavigable on a reliable safe basis. Rafters can expect                    to encounter substantial whitwater size waves, large rocks and hazards, and or substantial drops that will impart severe                      impacts beyond the structural capacities and impact ratings of almost all rafting equipment. Traversing a class 6 rapid                          dramatically increases the chance of death or severe injury.

Fine art prints of people rafting for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a powered rubber boat on Argentina's Iguazu Rivier on its way to the falls as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Running The Rapids

Sailing today is primarily recreational sailing, although there are still some places in the world where sails are used to power boats for passengers, fishing or trading and transport. One of the new innovations in sails is to use fixed sails on large ships as an assist to cut down on the use of fuel.

 

Recreational or sport sailing is generally broken down into two groups, cruising and racing. Although there is organized racing, I would argue that anytime two or more boats are in proximithy to one another, they are racing. Just ask the captains of those vessels.

Cruising can be anything from day sailing up to and including extended off shore and ocean crossing trips. Most sailors go day sailing in relatively calm weather. Once the wind gets up over ten knots, usually only the more adventuresome sailors take their boats out. For those advemturesome sailors,sailing can be described as long periods of extreme pleasure and calm puctuated by momets of great stress. Not to minimize the danger of weather on a sailboat and its occupants, but the greater danger for them comes from pirates and large ships. It is not uncommon to sail rigging hanging from the anchors of large ships. Large ships don't turn easily and it is difficult for them to see boats much smaller than theirselves.

 

Racing can be anything from the prestigous America's Cup on down to the local yacht clubs dinghy races. Some racers take it very seriously, some just do it for the fun of competeing. Like all types of racing, whether it is auto racing or any other type of racing, tenths of a second often determines the winner. Quite often the racer that can adapt to conditions the quickest, and make changes the most efficiently, wins: pit crews in autoracing changing tires, a sailboat crew changing tack and trimming the sails for the new conditions.

Fine art prints of people sailing for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a day sail in the Gulf of Mesico as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: A Day Sail

Picture of a two people wind surfing on the intercoastal waterway near Dunedin, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Sailing For Joy

Picture of the Alafia River mouth anchorage in Gibsonton, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Alafia River Anchorage

Picture of a sunset at the mouth of the Alafia River in Gibsonton, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Alafia River Sunset

Picture of boats at anchor on a misty morning sunrise in Crystal River, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Three Masts

Picture of a sunrise on a Crystal River, Florida anchorage as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Crystal River Anchorage

Picture of sailboats at anchor at the mouth of Florida's Alafia River as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Misty Alafia Morning

Picture of an abstract of a storm tossed sailboat as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Tortured By The Storm

Picture of a sunrise on a Crystal River, Florida anchorage as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Crystal Mist

Picture of a dinghy race in the seaplane basin of Davis Islands, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Dingy Race

Black and white picture of sailboats at anchor at the mouth of Florida's Alafia River as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Misty Alafia Morning Bw

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Kitesurfing as a fine art print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:   Power Move