Resources

Paddle Clubs

The Washington Kayak Club, based in Washington State, is a volunteer organization dedicated to all forms of paddle craft in the Pacific Northwest.
North Sound Sea Kayaking Association, a not-for-profit paddling club dedicated to enjoying the waters of the Salish Sea and surrounding areas through safe and skillful paddling. They welcome people from all backgrounds and skill levels.

An active, friendly group of paddlers who value and are committed to safety, fun, and good stewardship of our paddling environment.

WAKE (Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts) is a non-profit, social kayaking organization based in Bellingham, WA.

Education and Training

Adaptive Expeditions provides two quality online courses in Disability Language and Etiquette and ADA Integration Mandate for Adaptive sports. Well worth the $5.00 and it supports a worthy cause.
The American Canoe Association was founded in 1880 and is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the broader paddling public by providing educational programs, supporting stewardship initiatives that affect paddlers, and offering competition opportunities to athletes of all abilities.
The National Center for Cold Water Safety was established in 2012 to reduce the incidence of close calls, injuries, and fatalities due to cold water immersion. The Center is in a unique position to accomplish this goal because its sole mission is the study and promotion of cold water safety.
 
Accurate information on cold water safety is vital to anyone venturing onto cold water, whether their sport is canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, hunting, paddle boarding, board sailing, surfing, open water swimming, scuba diving, rowing, surf skiing, or motor boating.

Stewardship

Through advocacy, education, and stewardship, Washington Water Trails Association protects and promotes public access to Washington waterways, shorelines, and marine trails for human-powered watercraft.
The National Water Trails System is a network of water trails open to the public to explore and enjoy. The system also serves as a community of water resource managers that benefit from information sharing and collaboration.
Orca Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats.

Trip Planning

NOAA Charts Nationwide
National Weather Service: For local marine conditions
National Data Buoy Center: For real time conditions
Windy.com
For real time wind conditions and forecasts
This is your direct link to all kinds of water resource information. Here you’ll find information on Washington’s rivers and streams. You’ll also find information about groundwater, water quality, and many other topics.
NOAA Current Predictions
NOAA Tide Predictions

DeepZoom

With animated routes, tides, currents, and weather overlays on nautical charts