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Weather and Tides on Virginia's Eastern Shore

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 - click on the map displaying Eastern Shore forecast regions

Marine and Tides -

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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