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One stop for all the information you need to go paddling!  We do very strongly suggest folks take a class to start their paddling activities and paddle with experienced and safety oriented paddlers.

Weather Conditions 


Live Webcams 

 National Weather Service Forecast    Pacific Northwest Live Webcams
 Beaufort Wind Scale Definitions    Webcams on the Olympic Peninsula
 NOAA Marine Forecast    
 Intellicast Precipitation Maps

 ATMOS Weather  

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 (ATON)
    NOAA Chart #1
 RIVER    Washington State Coastal Atlas
 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




Education and Certification 

Rescue 3 International    American Whitewater
 American Whitewater Safety Code   American Canoe Association
     Intro to WW Kayak Series
     5 Golden Rules




 Skills for Paddling: Wet Exit    Archives - Coast and Kayak Magazine
     Sea Kayaker Magazine

 Kayaking Organizations & Businesses


Camping Tips 

  Outdoor Adventure Center, Index   Camping Recipes
 Northwest Outdoor Center Seattle    
 American Canoe Association (ACA)    
 Kayak Academy Issaquah    
 Body Boat Blade  Orcas Island    
 Cascade Paddle Sports Redmond    


 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    



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President: Aaron McLaughlin

Vice President: Bob Menard

Secretary: Karl Guntheroth

CFO: Kanako Iwata-Eng

Washington Kayak Club is a 501c(4) non-profit organization

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