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Weather specifically for the ocean, including wind, wave, fog, and storm information. Never sea kayak without an up-to-date marine forecast!
Wind, weather, and wave forecast maps in three-hour increments — the best forecast tool we've seen!
Real-time weather buoy data (wind, wave height, water temperature, etc.) for the Northern New England Coast.
NOAA weather buoy 44013 located 16nm east of Boston (wind, wave height, water temp., etc.).
Cold water kills. Learn more about the dangers and how to protect yourself.
Tides, Currents, and Navigation
Times and heights of high and low tides along the coast.
Uses NOAA data to quickly calculate times and speeds of maximum and minimum currents at many locations.
Extensive navigation information describing every section of U.S. coast.
Current list of all aids to navigation in U.S. waters, including visual description and characteristics.
International rules for navigation of all vessels.
Sending a distress call over VHF based on USCG standard procedure.
User-contributed list of launch sites throughout the United States.
Free nautical charts in a handy PDF format for printing. Use the Chart Viewer below for viewing charts online.
A useful viewer that shows all NOAA charts. Use the BookletCharts above for printing charts.
Kayak Surfing & Surf Skis
Forecasts and conditions at surf spots around New England and the world.
Local race information and results, plus helpful information.
Surfski information, boat reviews, and race schedules.
Clubs (Sea Kayaking & More)
A dedicated group with trips, instructional sessions, and social events.
A membership organization dedicated to stewardship and recreation along a stunningly beautiful 325-mile waterway. Maine's islands are perfect for kayak-camping!
Dedicated to expanding the sport of Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe racing along the East Coast.
Dedicated to promoting the sport of Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing in the Boston area.
The Charles River
Protecting the Charles with science, outreach, and recreational opportunities.
River flow below the Moody Street Dam in Waltham (data from USGS Streamgauge network).
Images from an era when the Charles was Newton's playground.
Auburndale amusement park and ballroom, 1897-1963.
Massachusetts DCR Charles River Reservation: a riverside greenway on the Charles in Newton, Weston, Waltham, and Watertown.
Non-profit organization whose objective is to remove floating trash from the Charles River.
Information and maps of all Newton's parks, including Nahanton Park.
Massachusetts Rivers & Coast
Online guide to oceanfront public open space from the Coastal Zone Management Office. Also available as a book.
Promoting restoration, protection and ecological integrity of the Commonwealth's rivers, streams and adjacent lands.
User-contributed list of launch sites throughout the United States.
Wooden Boats
Non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wood canoes.
Links to repair services for wooden boats.
Rowing and Sailing
Non-competitive and competitive rowing teams, plus learn-to-row.
Your online source to find hotels near Boston University, Boston, MA.
Sailboat rentals and instruction on the Charles River Basin.
Outfitters & Tourism
Find hotels in Boston's Downtown District, Massachusetts.
Your online source to find hotels near Boston University, Boston, MA.
Sea kayaking tours around Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
sea kayaking tours and vacations on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Sea kayaking tours and trips around Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Kayak with the Killer Whales in the Orca waters of Johnstone Strait.
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