OTHER SEA-KAYAKING RELATED SITES, BLOGS & MAGS
These links are to other sea-kayaking related sites, including magazines with online content, blogs and personal sites I believe have useful content. Some will have been linked to specific articles elsewhere in the Almanac or Sea Trips pages.
Many clubs and informal paddling groups have worthwhile sites as well, and are listed in the Clubs page although some of the more "outward facing" club sites with a greater range of generic content are listed here as well.
Ideas, suggestions or broken links? Please email me with details.
Adventure Kayaks magazine - Canadian mag with on-line back issues - a touch ad heavy, but good content.
Atlantic Kayak Tours - US site with lots of technical, skills, safety and other sea kayaking related articles.
Boatbanter.com is described as "a web interface to the best boating newsgroups" and seems to use a variety of Usenet type groups as its source.
Canoe & Kayak Magazine - US magazine with a range of on-line articles.
KASK - Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers - excellent New Zealand site with a wealth of useful information.
Link sites - SEE Kayaks - a "link" site with a massive range of links, "with 1983 unique pages currently listed" (as at 15 Jan 2011). US orientated, but a lot of good general material.
Maatsuyker Canoe Club - Tasmania - looks like that part of the world has decent sea paddling. Nice trip reports with plenty of pictures.
New South Wales Sea Kayak Club - an Australian sea kayak club. Their site has a massive variety of useful material, including a range of technical articles.
Northwest Sea Kayakers. Excellent website with plenty of useful info, and reports. An "informal" paddling group based loosely in the North West.
Ocean Paddler - glossy UK magazine published bi-monthly. They usually have at least one back issue on-line.
Paddler Magazine - US magazine with a range of on-line articles from their back issues.
Paddlewise.net - US based semi-moderated mailing list with some good technical discussions. No "banter", just "content". Doesn't seem to have much added since about 2000, but interesting (if old) content.
Paddling.net - US site with a wide range of articles, boat reviews, and buyers guides. Very US focused, but a wealth of material. Their archives hold a massive amount of valuable material on everything from skills & technique to cookery & knife sharpening. Sign up for their newsletter.
Peter Carter has some interesting and controversial material on his personal site. Another "down-under" paddler with strong personal views on a variety of subjects. Doesn't seem to have been updated in a while though.
Qajaq USA - superb US site dedicated to Greenland Kayaks - excellent regular downloadable newsletter, the MASIK.
Sean Morley's site - the man who circumnavigated the UK and Ireland - solo.
The Kayak Forum - US "links" site with a focus on kayak building as well as other articles and links to other disucssion forums.
The Paddler - excellent UK online magazine with a wide range of articles and information.
Social Media (Facebook)
North East Sea Kayak Association is a group of friends with the aim of bringing together like minded paddlers who are passionate about their sport and to increase participation in Sea Kayaking in the North East of England.
Sea Kayak UK is Mark Rainsley's Facebook group, intended as a completely open posting forum for UK sea kayakers.
Strictly Sea Kayaking - the oldest and largest sea kayaking group on Facebook.
Used Paddlesports Gear Scotland - group for selling your used paddle sports equipment in Scotland.
(A limited selection of what I believe to be some of the better blogs around - see also this discussion which offers further suggestions for blogs with lists of blogs.)
Antonius Carbonius - from the Czech Republic.
Cailean's Blog - Cailean Macleod's promo blog for his book.
Freya Hoffmeister's site and blog is well worth a view, especially if you're interested in Greenland style rolling.
Gnarlydognews - from trip reports to gear tests and superb DIY, its here.
Into the Great Solitude - Owen's paddling blog, from Scotland.
Kate's Paddling Blog - Kate Duffus does some superb paddle write-ups.
Kayak Across The Water - Pam lives in Argyle and her blog documents her paddling experiences in Scotland..
Paddle Log - a paddling blog by "Luke" who paddles out of Tower Hamlets in London.
Paddleswithananasacuta.blogspot.com - the name gives it away - Peter Bisset paddles an Anas Acuta.
Seakayakingwithbigwavedave.blogspot.com - another self-explanatory one - David does most of his paddling in Scotland - excellent pics and write-ups.
Seakayakphoto.com - Douglas Wilcox's superb blog - also has numerous others listed.
Seakayak-Porthsele - sea kayaking in and around West Wales and beyond.
SimonWillis.net by Simon Willis - Simon's blog, with links to his other websites.
Solent Sea Kayaking - excellent blog with a variety of reports, reviews and technical articles.
Other non - Sea Kayaking sites worth visiting.
These sites are nothing to do with sea kayaking specifically, but worth a look as some of their content has general relevance to us.
Britishblades.com provides a wealth of resources for anyone "into" knives, axes and other sharp things. They also have good threads on lights, watches and other sparkly things.
BushcraftUK has a wide range of forums dealing with bushcraft, the outdoors etc. Worth a look.
Candlepowerforums.com is the place to look for just about anything to do with torches - it's quite amazing just what they do.
Song of the Paddle - dedicated to Open Canoeing so nothing to do with sea kayaking specifically, but some of their trips are interesting as is some of their other content.
Suggestions, recommendations, ideas for sites to include are all welcome - drop me a mail! If any of the links are broken, please tell me as well.
(Updated 10-Feb-2016 )