WEATHER & WIND

Navigate with Confidence

Kacey’s Custom Adventures is all about enhancing your experience, and that means paying close attention to the elements. Our weather and wind insights tab is here to provide you with up-to-the-minute information to ensure your journey on the water is both safe and enjoyable. We know that being well-informed about the conditions can make all the difference, and we’re excited to provide you with the tools you need to make the most of your adventure.

Exploring Kings Bay in Crystal River, Florida, is a perfect choice for paddlers looking for an easy and beginner-friendly experience. With minimal current to contend with, it’s an excellent place for beginners.

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Beaufort Scale for Kayakers

Our Beaufort Scale for Sea Kayakers will help you understand the correlation between wind speed and water conditions. Here’s a quick overview:

Beaufort Scale for Kayakers

Beaufort Scale

Knots

MPH

Wind Description

Water State*

1

0-3 kts

0-3.5 mph

Calm Conditions

The water is glassy, making it perfect for beginners.

2

4-6 kts

4.6-6.9 mph

Light Breeze

Small ripples appear, suitable for beginner-level kayaking.

3

7-10 kts

8-11.5 mph

Gentle Breeze

Some whitecaps may form, suitable for novice kayakers who are comfortable with the basics.

4

11-16 kts

12.6-18.4 mph

Moderate Breeze

Expect increasing wave height, which is more challenging for beginners but great for experienced paddlers.

5

17-21 kts

19.6-24.2 mph

Fresh Breeze

Larger waves and whitecaps mean it's best suited for experienced kayakers or experts.

6

22-27 kts

25.3-31.1 mph

Strong Breeze

High waves and challenging conditions. We're closed during these wind conditions to ensure your safety.

(Not recommended for kayaking)

*Disclaimer - this is for information only - you must make your own informed decision as to whether it’s safe to paddle or not

Feel confident as you embark on your kayaking adventure. We’re here to provide you with the knowledge you need for a safe and enjoyable experience.