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    Hi there,

    I am planning on doing some sea kayaking around Resurrection Bay and Haines this summer. I was hoping to find some information on tidal speeds/currents. I have found information on high and low tide online but nothing that tells me about the actual speed of the currents, just wondering if anyone knows where I might get this kind of information, whether it's online or at a store around these locations.

    Thank you.

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    I'm sure there's apps, but click the link next to the location you want to see.

    http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/cur...ab2pc4.html#38

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddmitchell View Post
    I'm sure there's apps, but click the link next to the location you want to see.

    http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/cur...ab2pc4.html#38
    oo...great site. There is an app that shows some of this data. I recommend going to http://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en

    Look for a box with a "C" in it. Those are the current prediction locations. The only problem is you can't access that data unless you buy the app. But at least you know if they have it or not.

    Current data seems scarce for Resurrection Bay. Haines area is better. here' s ascreen shot of the link above around Haines:


    When you click on the icon in the paid app you get something like this.
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    App is Navionics. Great sonar charts as well. A tad prciey...can't recall the amount. $20 maybe?

    Here's the onscreen view of the haines area from my iphone

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    My experience is that tidal currents around Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords are insignificant in a sea kayak. Probably because everything is so deep.

    You can get some localized current around the terminal moraines, but it's very localized. You have to pay attention to currents to get in and out of Pederson Lagoon, but these are also highly localized and you can predict them from the tide table.

    That may be why there isn't much info on currents in that area. They may be negligible.

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    Thank you all very much, this has been helpful.

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