Weather and Tides on Virginia's Eastern Shore

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Remember, when done safely, kayaking is a wonderful way to experience the Seaside. However, only you can ensure your safety by being prepared and knowing your limitations.  Respect the power of the sea and avoid paddling in restricted visibility, including rain, fog, and darkness.

Plan your paddling trip based on your skills and the weather and tides.  Wind and strong tidal currents can make paddling difficult. 

Marine weather and tide information:

  • Available on VHF marine radio.



NOAA Weather Service - Wakefield, Virginia
www.weather.gov/ - click on the map displaying Eastern Shore forecast regions

Marine and Tides - www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/home.htm

Leave a “Float Plan” with a responsible friend and on your vehicle’s dashboard.  Include departure and return times, the number of people, and the number and color of kayaks.

 

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This website is provided by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through a Coastal Zone Management Act grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce. 

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