Community Links and Resources

Below are a number of useful links for paddlers and coastal leaders.  At the top, we have listed our most frequently visited sites.  Below, there are quite a few more, so we have included an index to the major categories.  Have fun surfing!

Our Most Frequently Visited Sites

Canadian Marine Weather Forecasts
Paddling Instructor Blog
Canadian Tides and Currents
West Coast Wind and Surf Forecast – Big Wave Dave
International Surf Forecast – Magic Seaweed
International Surf Forecast – Storm Surf

Index of Links to the Major Categories

Canadian Paddling Organizations
International Paddling Organizations
Blogs We Like
Symposia, Festivals, and Conferences
Water Safety
Canadian Boating Regulators
Canadian Maritime Laws
US Boating Regulators
Book publishers
Weather Information
Navigation Information
Boating Fatality and Safety Reports
Outdoor Recreation
Wilderness Medicine
Risk Assessment and Safety Management
Other Legal Stuff
Outdoor Industry Association Resources

Canadian Paddling Organizations
Paddle Canada
Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC
Association of Canadian Sea Kayak Guides
Canadian Federation of Ocean Kayak Educators

International Paddling Organizations
British Canoe Union North America
American Canoe Association
Sea Kayak Operators Association of New Zealand
British Canoe Union
Australian Canoeing
International Canoe Federation


Symposia, Festivals, Conferences

Victoria MEC Paddlefest
Toronto MEC Paddlefest
Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium
Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Blogs We Like
Jim Moss Outdoor Recreation Law Blog

Water Safety
Canadian Lifesaving Society

Canadian Boating Regulators
National Recreational Boating Advisory Council (NRBAC)
Office of Boating Safety

    Canadian Navigation Services
    Canadian Coast Guard
    Canadian Safe Boating Council
    Canadian Search and Rescue Secretariat

    Canadian Maritime Laws
    Canadian Marine Liability Act
    Canada Shipping Act
    Canadian Collision Regulations

    US Boating Regulators
    US Coast Guard
    US National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

    Wavelength Magazine
    Sea Kayaker Magazine
    Adventure Kayak Magazine
    Canoe and Kayak Magazine
    Atlantic Coastal Kayaker

    Paddler Friendly Book Publishers and Distributors

    Heliconia Press
    Ragged Mountain Press/International Marine
    Globe Pequot
    Pesda Press

    Weather Information
    Canadian Marine Weather Office
    Storm Surf – wave and wind forecasting
    Big Wave Dave – wind and wave forecasting for Vancouver Island
    US National Weather Service – Marine Services

    Navigation, Tides, and Current Information
    JTide Free Tide and Current Table Software
    Wx32Tide Free Tide and Current Table Software

    Boating Fatality and Safety Reports
    National Assessment of Boating Fatalities in Australia 2008
     National Boating Fatalities Report RLSSC Canada 2003
     National Drowning Report RLS Canada 2008
     Canadian Office of Boating Safety Performance Report  2003-2004
     Boating Report Newfoundland and Labrador Lifesaving Society 2005
    Boating Accident Statistics US 1998-2008
    Recreational Boating Accidents and the Contribution of BUI
    National Recreational Boating Safety Survey
    National Life Jacket Wear Rate Observational Study US 2007-2008
    Safe Boating and Fishing: Watersmart® Activities 2008

    Outdoor Recreation
    Association of Experiential Education
    Wilderness Education Association
    Princeton University Outdoor Action Program
    National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
    Leave No Trace
    Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
    West Coast Expeditions

    Wilderness Medicine

    Slipstream Wilderness First Aid
    Wilderness Medical Society

    Risk Assessment and Safety Management
    Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: A Handbook for Administrators and Instructors in British Columbia
    No Fear: Growing Up In A Risk Averse Society

    Other Legal Stuff
    Volunteers and the Law –  A Guidebook for Volunteers, Organizations and Boards

    Outdoor Industry Association Resources
    Participation Survey 2009 Outdoor Industry Association
    Special Report on Camping Outdoor Industry Association
    Active Outdoor Recreation Economy Report Outdoor Industry Association
    A Special Report on Paddlesports Outdoor Foundation