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 KAYAKING RESOURCES


One stop for all the information you need to go paddling!
 
 
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Weather Conditions 

 

Live Webcams 

 National Weather Service Forecast    Pacific Northwest Live Webcams
 NOAA Weather Forecast for Washington    Webcams on the Olympic Peninsula
 NOAA Marine Forecast    
 Intellicast Precipitation Maps

 ATMOS Weather  
 Beaufort Wind Scale Definitions  

Ferry Schedules 

      Washington State DOT Ferry Schedules
      Alaska Marine Highway System
      BC Ferries

 Water Conditions

 

Charts and Navigation 

 SEA    Marine Traffic Live Map
 NOAA Tides and Currents    NOAA Nautical Charts (download free .PDFs)
 National Data Buoy Center: Water and Wind Conditions    Washington Water Trails Descriptions and Maps
 DeepZoom NOAA Tides and Currents    USCG Aids to Navigation System Booklet (ATON)
     U.S. Chart No. 1
 RIVER    Skills for Paddling: Navigation
   Washington State Coastal Atlas
   WA Kayak Launches: Google Map
 Professor Paddle NW River Levels    
 

 Trip Classifications

   
 Sea Kayak Trip Classifications (SK I - V)
   
 International Scale of River Difficulty (Class I - VI)
   

 Warnings and Closures

 

Boat Launches 

 WKC River Hazards Forum    Washington State Park Boat Launch Sites
 MF Road closure and improvement info    Washington Water Trails Association Launch Sites

   

 Safety

 

Education and Certification 

 ACA Top 10 Safety Tips    Paddlesports North America (formerly BCU)
 American Whitewater Safety Code    Paddlesports North America Certification Calendar
 USCG Radio Information for Boaters    ACA Assessment Courses
 USCG Guidance for Distress Messages    ACA Certification Calendar
 Skills for Paddling: First Aid    
   

 Rescues

 

Publications 

 Skills for Paddling: Wet Exit    Coast and Kayak Magazine
 Skills for Paddling: Capsize Recovery    Sea Kayaker Magazine
 The Hand of God Rescue    Paddling Life
 Low Brace Kayak Stroke    Canoe and Kayak
 Leg Hook Re-entry After a Capsize    Rapid Whitewater Kayak Magazine
 Self Rescue: Swimming    Adventure Kayak Magazine
     Paddling.net
     

 Kayaking Organizations

 

Camping Tips 

 Paddling Clubs and Associations    Skills for Paddling: Camp Cooking and Recipies
 Paddlesports North America (formerly BCU)    Skills for Paddling: Camping/Survival
 American Canoe Association (ACA)    Camping Recipes
     
 Body Boat Blade  Orcas Island    
 Cascade Paddle Sports Redmond    
 Kayak Academy Issaquah
 Leavenworth Mountain Sports Leavenworth
 
 Olympic Raft and Kayak, Port Angeles    
 Outdoor Adventure Center, Index  
     
      
     
   

 Conservation

   
 American Rivers    
 American Whitewater    
 National Organization for Rivers    
 Orca Network    
 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife  
 Washington Water Trails Association    
   

WKC Sea Kayaking Downloads

WKC Whitewater Kayaking Downloads 

 ACA Best Practices    
 ACA Risk Management    
 Body Boat Blade Risk Assessment    
 Essential Gear List    
 Trip Classifications    
 WKC Trip Planning and Executing    
 WKC Must Do Sea Kayaking Trips    
     
     
     

 

Copyright 2014 Washington Kayak Club
President: Dave Ortland, ortland@nwra.com
Secretary: Bill Porter
Treasurer: Jackie Brown
Editor: Brenna McVety, newsletter@washingtonkayakclub.org

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