About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed ACA Online Paddlesports Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Course Completion Certificate.

Learn More Register for the Course

  • Tune a portable radio to a local station to monitor any weather reports.
  • Be alert to weather conditions. Danger signs include dark clouds, graying skies, distant thunder, lightning, and rough water. Shifting winds usually indicate a weather change.
  • Be particularly aware of weather to the west, the direction from which most bad weather arrives.
  • Watch for fog that creates problems in inlets and bays.
  • Head toward the nearest shore if heavy rain, a thunderstorm, or a hurricane is approaching.