Ken Whiting is a World Champion kayaker, five-time National Champion, and one of the most influential paddlers in the world. For over fourteen years, Ken has shared his enthusiasm for paddling through his teaching and by producing a series of best-selling, award-winning instructional books and DVDs. In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to advancing the sport of kayaking, Paddler Magazine, named Ken one of their "Paddlers of the Century". Alex Matthews is a passionate sea kayaker and a successful writer-known for his irreverent wit and humor. His articles are routinely published in paddling magazines, and he has worked in both kayak design and marketing for prominent paddlesport companies. It is no surprise that his sign of the Zodiac is Pisces - the sign of the fish. Ken Whiting is a World Champion kayaker and one of the most influential paddlers in the world. He was even recognized so by Paddler Magazine as one of their "Paddlers of the Century." For the past twelve years Ken has shared his enthusiasm and passion through his teaching, and through his production of ten best-selling, award-winning instructional books and DVDs on the sport of kayaking.