The local kayaking network is still buzzing about a near miss between a capsized kayaker and an incoming tanker in the entrance channel to Port Everglades. In what one experienced kayaker called a clear demonstration of the "jackass factor," a group of paddlers hit the channel on a bright Saturday morning in January — ill-equipped, disregarding fundamental safety rules, most of them inexperienced in ocean kayaking. At least one member of the group came within about ten seconds of a spectacular death by collision with... More >>>