Useful Links

Coastguard http://www.torbaycoastguard.co.uk/our_area.html
RNLI http://www.torbaylifeboat.org.uk/
British Canoe Union http://www.bcu.org.uk
Kayaking http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/
Canadian canoeing http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/
Surfing http://www.torbaysurfing.co.uk/node/195

Weather
BBC weather forecast http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/13
Met office http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ ... ather.html
Dartmoor weather http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/HOBBIES/ ... ionID=1173
BBC coastal information http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast/
Froward Point (near mouth of the Dart) weather station and web cam. http://www.nci-frowardpoint.org.uk/weather.htm
Dartmoor Postbridge weather station and webcam http://www.dartcom.co.uk/index.php?pageID=7
Current and recent river levels can be seen at http://environment-agency.wales.gov.uk/ ... 20723.aspx

Tides (remember to add an hour to these times in British Summer Time)
Torquay - http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_and_sea/tide_tables/10/25/
Totnes - http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_and_sea/tide_tables/10/23b/
Teignmouth (Shaldon Bridge) - http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_and_sea/tide_tables/10/26a/
Online Tidal Steam Atlas - http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_and_sea/tide_tables/10/26a/

Web cams
http://www.paddle-the-dart.co.uk/river-levels.htm
http://www.aswatersports.co.uk/waterlevels.html
http://www.bcusw.org/content/access.htm
http://www.riverdart.co.uk/Kayakers/dartcam.html
Paignton Preston Beach http://www.harbour.co.uk/beach-surfcam.htm
SW South Coast http://www.beachwizard.com/beach.asp?co ... achid=1270
SW North Coast http://www.eyeball-surfcheck.co.uk/
Berry Head http://www.berryhead.co.uk/

Other local clubs
Brixham http://www.ibexcanoeclub.org.uk/
Totnes http://www.totnescanoeclub.org.uk/
Teignmouth http://www.teigncanoe.org.uk/
Exeter http://www.exetercanoeclub.org.uk/
Plymouth http://www.ppca-canoe-club.org.uk

Local Shops, giving club discount, usually ~10%
Exeter http://www.aswatersports.co.uk/
Totnes http://www.totneskayaks.co.uk/
Plymouth http://www.kayaksandpaddles.co.uk/

Other shops
15% (sometimes 20%) BCU member’s discount https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

The Paddler ezine. The international digital magazine for the recreational paddler. http://www.thepaddler.co.uk/

Kayaking - skills & advice
www.surfkayakskills.com - dedicated to all things technique based in the world of surf kayaking
www.kayarchy.co.uk - the sea kayaker's online handbook and reference
www.roguepaddler.com - Good advice on choosing a kayak; the different design options and what effect they have.
www.coldwatersafety.org - Really valuable advice about the dangers of immersion in cold water. Highly recommended reading.

Water Safety videos
Cold water boot camp - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1xohI3B4Uc
Cold water shock - http://completeguide.rnli.org/cold-water-shock
The breath that can kill - https://paddlemehard.com/?p=1902