There have been a number of news stories breaking over the festive period of stand up paddlers getting into difficulty, needing to be rescued and unfortunately losing their lives. These instances can be avoided and all paddlers should have a basic level of knowledge about the conditions where we paddle and the equipment we need to wear that is suitable for the type of paddling we are doing. This post is a gentle reminder to refresh your memory about being safe on the water every time you go paddling.
This checklist is vital to follow each and every time you head out on the water.
And make sure to watch the videos below.
Wind & Weather - SUP Safe
Location - SUP Safe
Tides - SUP Safe
River Conditions - SUP Safe
Clothing - SUP Safe
Personal Flotation - SUP Safe
Communication & Emergency - SUP Safe
Equipment - SUP Safe
Leash - SUP Safe