Links

Weather

Chimet Actual wind strength & direction in real time. Weather archive so you can check how bad those 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)f

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

Tides4fishing.com All year round tides for long-term planning for most of Europe too

UK Tides Site

Solent Information

Authorities

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


Equipment

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

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

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

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

Knots always useful

Point North Materials for sewing etc

Rubberman repairs to drysuits, neck seals

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

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

Other local Canoe Clubs

Poole Poole Harbour Canoe Club

Adur Adur Canoe Club

New Forest New Forest Canoe Club

Water environment

Solent Protection Society

Forums

UK Rivers Guidebook Includes sea kayaking

Paddling Planet collection of kayak blogs

Kayak Paddling Excellent animated techniques

Kayarchy Online encyclopaedia

Books

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

Kayakalo.fr Site showing kayak get in points