Links


Weather

Chimet Actual wind strength & direction in real time. Also has weather archive so you can check how bad those gusts were last week.
  • Witterings Surf Report from Shore webcam
  • Tides

    Easytide tide predictions from Admiralty

    BBC tides predictions for 1 week
    XTide tides for any date anywhere in the world

    National Tidal and Sea Level Facility (NTSLF)
    Tides for next 4 weeks and other information
    highest for next 4 years

    Highest and lowest Portsmouth Tides

    Tides4fishing.com 
    All year round tides for long-term planning

    Solent Information

    ABP Southampton  Port of Southampton
    QHM Portsmouth     Portmouth Harbour

    Governing Body

    British Canoeing  (formerly BCU)
    Coaches we Like
    Kevn Mansell - Jersey
    Gordon Brown - Isle of Skye
    Nick Cunliffe - Anglesey

    Equipment
    Local shop at Swanwick offering Club 
    Members 15% discount. 
    See Members page for Code

  • Woodmill local shop & training centre, Itchen 

  • AS Watersports 
  • Exeter, large stock, handy for the Dart. 
    5-10% discounts for club members. 

  • Bournemouth Canoes 
  • In Poole, has given club members good 
    deals in the past

  • Whitewater the Canoe Centre 
  • London's only canoe shop, has a lake and 
    kayaking access to the Thames

  • Alpkit  
  • UK company for lightweight camping 
    sleeping bags, camping gear and dry bags

  • Point North/Profabric DIY Supplies 

  • Scottish Mountain Gear
    Repairs to tents, rucksacks & goretex gear. 

    Replacement tent pole sections  

    Down products: repairs and refilling

  • Knots  always useful
  • Other Local Canoe Clubs

    Poole  Poole Harbour Canoe Club
    Adur     Adur Canoe Club
    New Forest     New Forest Canoe Club


    Books

    Cordee Online bookshop with French guides 
    Pesda Press guides to UK & navigation book 
    The Paddler Online ezine and resource

    Kayak Blogs
    Long list of Kayak blogs
  • Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson  Greenland experts
  • Simon Willis Sea kayaking in Scotland
  • Neil Goodyear Solent blog (no longer updated)  
  • Forums
  • UK Rivers Guidebook Includes sea kayaking

    The MASIK Newsletter of Qajaq USA
    Paddling Planet Collection of sea kayak blogs
    Kayak Paddling Excellent animated techniques
    PLA Thames For Thames leisure users
    Kayarchy Online encyclopaedia

    Faster paddling

    Kirton Kayaks  K1 and K2 also sea kayaks

    Marsport Kayaks All things for the DW
     
    Ultimate Kayaks Epic and Braca dealer, 
    and source of the best kayak roof rack 'Y' bars
  • French kayaking

    CK/Mer French sea kayaking association
    SHOM Tides French national body 

    Kayak Univers kayaking information

    Kayakalo.fr Site showing kayak get in points 
    around France and Europe