Using Wind Forecast Apps for Kayak Paddle Planning

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    Kevin Amos

    We all agree that it’s important to check marine wind forecasts before heading out on the water, but how can you make sense of all different predictions? In this Zoom hosted event, Alan will show how he uses a number of wind forecasting sites and apps while planning his paddles, including Environment Canada, PredictWind, WindAlert, Windy, SpotWx and Big Wave Dave. Expected ocean currents also interact predictably with wind/swell and shoreline features to create the sea states you may encounter on your paddle outing. Doing your homework each time you paddle will keep you safer and make your kayaking experience even more enjoyable!

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    Siska is a Victoria, BC, Canada kayak club. We enjoy kayaking from Sidney to Sooke typically. All skill levels are welcome to join the club. We provide training through Paddle Canada instructors which includes some Siska members. Read more here on our main website – Currently we are having our monthly meetings on Zoom which is working well.


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