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Weather, Etc.

Wunderground Marine Forecast Map of Northwest
NOAA Marine Forecast
UW WA State Ferry Weather
NOAA forecast zones Washington

TopoZone of Admiralty Inlet
Microsoft TerraServer

Tropical Cyclone Track

La Push Surfing Links

Nautical, Tides and Currents
Find a nautical chart
NOAA Tides and Currents

River levels
NOAA Northwest River Levels
USGS Real-Time Water Data

Just for kicks, Adventure Racing news:

Checkpoint Zero

Do you know how to plan your next sea kayak trip?

When we kayak on the Puget Sound or through the San Juan Islands we are dealing with
water temperature, current, boat traffic, weather and distance!

Navigation Notes

Tides and Currents

Safety Scenario - and how to stay safe.

Selecting a Kayak

These two websites have great articles on packing a kayak:

Article on starting in river paddling

Recommended Books:


Performance Sea Kayaking

While a few years old, the Performance Sea Kayaking video has all the basics! If you are becoming an instructor watch it with an eye to look like the instructors in the video as many of them are ACA instructor trainers.

Kayaker's Toolbox for river kayaking, by Wayne Dickert, Jimmy Holcomb and others at the Nantahala Outdoor Center.

Find a nautical chart

NOAA Current Charts

NOAA explains tides

Directory of Quicktime movies of various strokes. Videotaping and analysis of strokes is available to you as well.

Kayak Instruction Excellence

Kayak and Watersports Accessories

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Cocoon Travel Sheets

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  • But, as one of my students said: "...much more applicable and hands-on when you see it and feel it first hand."

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    Time is very valuable. Deposits are required for each course. If an attendee cancels within two weeks prior to the course, we will refund 50%. After two weeks no refund will occur.

    Various conditions such as wind and fog can be expected on trips which may cause layovers.

    Sea kayaking is a sport which is at the mercy of the elements (that's why I like it so much!).

    If a participant chooses to leave a trip for any reason, no refund will occur due to their choice.

    We will always try to end a trip on time but there is a possibility that weather might interfere with these plans.

    If we cancel a trip due to weather we will first offer the option of re-scheduling, then offer a refund if a participant cannot make the schedule.

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