Paddling Links

There are many kayak organizations and clubs that help paddlers find other paddlers and get information about the sport. Check out some of the links below if you’re interested in joining a club, want to find out more about some of the governing bodies in North America, or want info on surf and whitewater paddling.


British Canoeing (Formerly BCU)

Official website of British Canoeing. Find information about membership and useful information for coaches and leaders 

Official website for the British Canoeing Awarding Body. Find information about coaching and leadership awards, paddler pathways, E-Learning, and course syllabus and training/assessment notes.

American Canoe Association

Official website of the ACA.

Quajaq USA

American chapter of the Greenland Kayak Association

North Sounds Sea Kayak Association (NSSKA)

Home – North Sound Sea Kayaking Association

Everett-based kayak club with a group of wonderful and very active members!

Washington Kayak Club

Web site for the Washington Kayak Club. They lead a number of whitewater and sea kayaking trips in Washington State throughout the year.

The Mountaineers – Sea Kayak

Web site for The Mountaineers club. They lead a number of whitewater and sea kayaking trips in the San Juan Islands, and other places in Washington State, throughout the year.

Hole in the Wall Paddling Club

Our local Skagit area sea kayaking and paddling club. Great folks!

WAKE Kayak

A wonderful kayaking organization based in Bellingham, WA. 

Blue Otter Outfitters

Sea kayak rentals in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Also rent paddleboards, sit-on-top kayaks, and camping equipment.

Anacortes Kayak Tours

Sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands. Award winning guided tours throughout the San Juans.

OOPS Kayak

Oregon Ocean Paddling Society based in Portland, OR.



Surf and Whitewater

Magic Seaweed

Surf Reports, Surf Forecasts, Web Cams and Surfing Photos.

American Whitewater

River gauges for the whole country and lots of info on put-ins, river descriptions, and weather.

Boater Talk

Chat site with a great surf zone section and also a gear swap section full of little boats.

Surf Line

Surf reports, forcasts, and coastal weather.


Kayak Education


Kayarchy is a free online sea kayaking handbook.

Kayak Essentials

Wonderful educational DVDs and videos from our friends at Kayak Essentials based on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales.  

Online Sea Kayaking

Excellent library of instructional videos that is updated frequently and can be interactive with a subscription.  

Core Kayak Skills Courses