Chimet wind strength & direction in real time & weather archive to check those bad gusts were last week.

Met. Office Inshore forecast

Met. Office Shipping forecast

Met. Office General weather forecast

Windfinder For the whole world

XC weather popular site

ECMWF European Centre for Weather 

Magic Seaweed For surf, interpret carefully.

Witterings Surf Report from Shore webcam

Collection Of Marine Weather Resources

BBC tides predictions for 1 week only

XTide tides for anywhere & date 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  All year round tides for long-term planning for most of Europe too

UK Tides Site

Solent Information


ABP Southampton  Port of Southampton

Langstone Harbour Board

Portsmouth QHM     Portmouth Harbour

PLA Port of London Authority for leisure users

British Canoeing  (formerly BCU) kayak sport governing Body


Andark Local shop at Swanwick offering Club Members 15% discount.

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

AS Watersports Exeter, good stock, handy for the Dart. 

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


Point North  Materials for sewing etc 

Rubberman  repairs to drysuits, neck seals

Scottish Mountain Gear Tents & poles, rucksacks, anoraks. Down products: repairs 

Whitewater the Canoe Centre London's canoe shop, kayaking access to the Thames

Local Canoe Clubs

Poole  Poole Harbour Canoe Club

Adur     Adur Canoe Club

New Forest     New Forest Canoe Club


Clean Harbour Partnership 
formed in response to local outcry and concern about pollution in Chichester and Langstone Harbours.

Environment Agency report  

Solent Protection Society


UK Rivers Guidebook Includes sea kayaking

Paddling Planet collection of  kayak blogs

Kayak Paddling Excellent animated techniques

Kayarchy Online encyclopaedia


Cordee Online bookshop with French guides 

Pesda Press guides to UK & navigation book 

The Paddler Online ezine and resource

Faster paddling

Performance Sea Kayaking

Hayling Island record

Devizes - Westminster race

Kirton Kayaks  K1 and K2 also sea kayaks

Rockpool Taran

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

French port tides for the year - Maree Info

SHOM Tides French national body 

Kayak Univers kayaking information Site showing kayak get in points