Before hitting the water, it is important to follow a pre-departure checklist recommended by Discover Boating to ensure you have everything you need in case of an emergency. Once on the water, an emergency situation can arise or the weather can change drastically. If you notice storm clouds off in the distance, an increase in the wind, or a sudden drop in temperature, getting off the water is the best precaution to take.
For up-to-the-minute marine tidal current conditions, view the NOAA’s Tides and Currents website. In addition, learn more information about the NOAA Tide Predictions Chart link.