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Weather: Charleston weather information from the National Weather Service Forecast Office
Folly Beach Surf Cam
Magic Seaweed "The Washout"
Magic Seaweed Folly Pier
NOAA Charleston Harbor Weather Report
Animated Dopplar Map
Kayaking Info., Resources and Links, Wind & Weather Data
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and weather links, area paddling
information and more. We hope you'll find what you're
looking for here.
You may be interested in Charleston area boat landings, Scott's Paddling Spots, and our links page which includes a variety of additional information and links to our friends and favorite companies, Charleston area businesses and more.
We're also developing the Sea Kayak Carolina On-Line Guide to provide details about area landings and paddling destinations as well as specific trip reports. To accompany the Guide there will be detailed Google Maps. Take a look at the first entries (Wando River and Cat Island and Garris Landing to Bull Island) and stay tuned for many more entries to come.
Have an idea for a paddling resource that we should link to? Please contact our webmaster with any suggestions.
More Tides & Weather
Weather: from FollyWeather.com:
with current wind and weather data.
SC Marine Buoy Data: NOAA's National Data Buoy Center- South Carolina Recent Marine Data from NOAA
7-Day Forecast: NOAA's current forecast for our area.
South Carolina Tides: from Saltwatertides.com.
Charleston Tide Predictor: Also available for other SouthEast locations
Beaufort Wind Force Scale
Download Beaufort Scale PDF
The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure for describing wind intensity based mainly on observed sea conditions.
Other Beaufort Scale Resources
NOAA Beaufort Scale
Wikipedia entry with sea condition photos
Amazing Howtoons Beaufort Scale as comicbook illustrration
Aids to Navigation Graphics
We have developed a Library of Aids to Navigation
for your use
Nautical aids to navigation are provided to assist ships and boats through the waterways and harbors with minimal incident, much akin to the laws associated with driving a motor vehicle. Based on the USCG Aids to Navigation, we have constructed a chart with symbols for your education, training and download use.
Aids to Navigation
NOAA's Office of Coast Survey
Online charts to review, and information on how to purchase the charts you need: The online charts are up-to-date with the most recent Notices to Mariners corrections. Use the on-line charts as a ready reference or planning tool. Use NOAAs printed or digital charts to navigate with on your voyage.
Scott's Paddling Spots
Live Maps: Scott's Kayak Spots
Shop owner and Pod Elder Scott Szczepaniak has posted live links to dozens of Lowcountry, South Carolina and Southeast kayak hot spots, including paddling destinations, put ins, shops and other resources. Definitely worth a look.
ACA: Making the World a Better Place to Paddle
American Canoe Association: http://www.americancanoe.org
Dedicated to helping people enjoy the outdoors using kayaks, canoes and rafts since 1880. Enabling paddlers through education; pursuing recreation and stewardship on the water.
BCU: Source of star-training and certifications
British Canoe Union, North America: http://www.bcuna.com
Helping paddlers learn from qualified coaches; helping coaches learn to instruct paddlers. Serving beginners and experts equally.
South Carolina's Lowcountry Paddlers
Lowcountry Paddlers: http://www.lowcountrypaddlers.net
Members of the Lowcountry Paddlers share a common interest in paddling the coastal waters, rivers, creeks, swamps, and lakes of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Experience levels vary from Beginner to Expert while boats range from Sit-on-Tops to Expedition Sea Kayaks.
The Lowcountry Sea Kayak Pod
Sea Kayak Pod: http://seakayakpod.com/
A site promoting paddling in and around Charleston, SC. The sea kayak Pod is a community of highly developed amphibious mammals that spend part of their time on the water; and the rest of their time wishing that they were on the water.
South Carolina's Palmetto Paddlers
Palmetto Paddlers: http://palmettopaddlers.org
Palmetto Paddlers, Inc. is a canoe and kayak club based in Columbia, SC. The club organizes both whitewater and flat water trips and sponsors training in paddling techniques, river safety and rescue.