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How to Use This Book

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QR Code https://tinyurl.com/3ymuw5t8 https://kask.co.nz/safetybook-links
Feedback https://tinyurl.com/mry6scwx https://kask.co.nz/safetybook-feedback/

What Does Sea Kayaking Safety Look Like?

Planning and Preparation

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Short video https://tinyurl.com/57mneeje https://youtu.be/hLc_fc_D9Og

Beginners Start Here!

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Article on Health Benefits https://tinyurl.com/2xfwzhz8 https://www.blazinpaddles.com/fuel-for-the-soul-physical-and-mental-health-benefits-of-kayaking/
Videos https://tinyurl.com/seu5n2av https://kask.co.nz/kayaksafenzvideos/
Structured lessons https://tinyurl.com/5n6unapt https://www.onlineseakayaking.com/
KASK videos https://tinyurl.com/seu5n2av https://kask.co.nz/kayaksafenzvideos/

Weather Conditions

Visibility

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Darwin Awards https://tinyurl.com/msuw7htj https://darwinawards.com/ 

Finding the right forecasts

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Windguru https://tinyurl.com/mr4px8pd https://www.windguru.cz/
Surf forecast https://tinyurl.com/nhdxvf4r https://www.surf-forecast.com/ 
Predict Wind https://tinyurl.com/mrknua34 https://forecast.predictwind.com/
Windy https://tinyurl.com/sk6cdp9f https://www.windy.com/ 

Marine weather summaries

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Metservice NZ https://tinyurl.com/bdy5arpj https://www.metservice.com/marine

Sea kayaking specific forecasts

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Metservice NZ https://tinyurl.com/4a3k96ap https://www.metservice.com/marine/kayaking

Weather knowledge: test yourself

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Quiz Answers https://tinyurl.com/azzryran https://kask.co.nz/safetybook-quiz-weather/ 

Tides and currents

Bars

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 The Manukau bar https://tinyurl.com/5n9882r7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWyubK8VHrc
 Port Waikato Bar https://tinyurl.com/ys7rrwrb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2qIfKREJzo
 Kaipara Harbour Bar https://tinyurl.com/4vcncz2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1PN-ABw8T4
 Raglan Bar https://tinyurl.com/5n8kzyvj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGfXlJL0WKs 
 Kaituna Bar crossing https://tinyurl.com/ms2crhse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNx_LsuaZzk 
 Bowentown bar https://tinyurl.com/mt4756sp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZHcu6AtstE 

When are the tidal currents at their strongest?

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NOAA quote https://tinyurl.com/2u7r3pnb https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/faq.html#04 

Tide information

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Tide Charts https://tinyurl.com/ywfhz6c3 https://www.tideschart.com/

Current information

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NOAA information https://tinyurl.com/yej7mwv4 https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov

River currents

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River flow rate site https://tinyurl.com/4he4rt9v https://flowrate.co.nz/

Flash floods & flow changes

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US river information https://tinyurl.com/3ap5zzaw https://www.americanwhitewater.org
High flow experiment video https://tinyurl.com/26xxffj4 https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/nature/hfe-23.htm

Finding river flow information

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Riverapp https://tinyurl.com/yhh2yrmh https://www.riverapp.net
GoPaddling https://tinyurl.com/be69ah2s https://paddling.com/paddle/go-paddling-app
American Whitewater https://tinyurl.com/3ap5zzaw https://www.americanwhitewater.org
US Geological Survey https://tinyurl.com/476w6af2 https://dashboard.waterdata.usgs.gov
Go Paddling (UK) https://tinyurl.com/9eadkdpt https://gopaddling.info
Paddle Canada https://tinyurl.com/2s3pdttj https://www.paddlecanada.com
Paddle Australia https://tinyurl.com/yvzcy9ek https://www.waterwaysguide.org.au 
NZ River Guide https://tinyurl.com/5x9ytdwd https://www.riverguide.co.nz/
Flow Rate Aotearoa https://tinyurl.com/4he4rt9v https://flowrate.co.nz/
RiverApp https://tinyurl.com/37x2eud4 https://www.riverapp.net/en
American Whitewater https://tinyurl.com/mry76jzb https://www.americanwhitewater.org/

Currents knowledge: test yourself

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Quiz answers https://tinyurl.com/bdz2wvcj https://kask.co.nz/safetybook-quiz-currents/

The Surf Environment

Rip Currents

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How to Spot a Rip Current https://tinyurl.com/ymwdbpss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuAlDTC_gIQ

Tide Races

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Standing wave surfing video https://tinyurl.com/yu35sxnw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItuwrdjJwBw&list=PLxQ6WYaQ14dtJf_gnE4pU1e3I00jbIalQ&index=8

Safety Tips for Tide Races

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2020 sea kayaking skills – tide race safety tips video https://tinyurl.com/bdj644rf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YgOicfmXw8

Water Temperature

Hypothermia

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H.E.L.P. video https://tinyurl.com/5cbsd479 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOt_tqwtuIg 

Water temperatures: test yourself

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Quiz answers https://tinyurl.com/bdfmff64 https://kask.co.nz/safetybook-quiz-watertemp/ 

Water Quality

What causes pollution?

Factory outfalls

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Safeswim website https://tinyurl.com/zzxrwmnw https://www.safeswim.org.nz/
footnote 13 https://tinyurl.com/bdfja7u9 https://www.sas.org.uk/water-quality/sewage-pollution-alerts

Indigenous wildlife

Snakes

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Snake video 1 https://tinyurl.com/5x8v5vjz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4ud5xpzRQk 
Snake video 2 https://tinyurl.com/4hsbyu2d https://www.youtube.com/shorts/gMRCmXiRC-k 

Stingrays

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Stingray news article https://tinyurl.com/2s3drkz3 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6641853/Massive-stingray-spotted-swimming-near-paddleboarder-three-teenage-girls-popular-beach.html.

Seals & sea lions

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Seal video https://tinyurl.com/228e4wv4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4hb84A9h28
Seal video https://tinyurl.com/228e4wv4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4hb84A9h28

Dolphins

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Dolphin video https://tinyurl.com/2s42d3ke https://www.youtube.com/shorts/kkyx_UD9cnw

The River Environment

River hazards

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Drowning machines article https://tinyurl.com/2p96sf7v https://www.weather.gov/lmk/LowHeadDamPublicSafetyAwarenessMonth

Safety Equipment

What happens when I capsize?

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Zeebrugge ferry article https://tinyurl.com/3rxd4wxy https://uk.news.yahoo.com/on-this-day-herald-free-enterprise-ferry-disaster-zeebrugge-140322335.html 

How will they find me?

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NZ Coastguard app https://tinyurl.com/bde2fz2d https://www.coastguard.nz/boating-safely/coastguard-app-the-boaties-best-mate/
What 3 words app https://tinyurl.com/4a2aznum https://what3words.com/products/what3words-app

Safety Equipment: test yourself

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Quiz Answers https://tinyurl.com/2cztbc65 https://kask.co.nz/safetybook-quiz-safetykit/

Where Next?

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Online Sea Kayaking https://tinyurl.com/32ec73mm https://www.onlineseakayaking.com/ .