SUP Safety

Paddle boarding and the weather…things to consider when venturing out

We have done posts on cold weather paddling and we have addressed the gear you should consider having, the importance of dressing for the water temperature, not necessarily the air temperature, and some of the dangers of cold water should you find yourself wetter than […]

Navigation Rules for SUP

Warmer weather will be arriving soon and people will be getting their boats ready for the water.  By June the bay and major waterways will have a fair amount of daytime boat traffic.  If you are paddleboarding in these areas you should have a good […]

Do you need a life vest for standup paddleboarding?

For the past several years standup paddleboarding has been coming into its own.  It is the fastest growing water sport worldwide for a number of reasons.  It is easy to get started, anyone can do it…from grandma to the family dog (ok so maybe Fido […]

Paddleboard Self-rescue

Paddleboard Self-rescue

As more and more people start getting into paddleboarding there will inevitably be some misadventures calling for rescue.  Even folks who have been paddleboarding for a considerable length of time will occasionally find themselves extremely challenged or overwhelmed by changing conditions on the water.  The […]

SUP Leashes Protect You and Your Equipment

When you go standup paddleboarding the US Coast Guard requires that you have a PFD (personal floatation device), whistle, and light on board.  There are no requirements about having a leash, though most people in the paddling community would agree that in most cases a […]

Paddleboard Safety…tips to help you be prepared for an emergency

Paddleboarding safety is a common theme in many of our blogposts. Even when you take precautions, the water can be fickle, and things can turn bad quickly. This isn’t to scare you, it’s just to make you aware, and to help you prepare for a bad situation should […]

Paddleboarding Mistakes to Avoid in Order to Stay Safe on the Water

The trade off for paddleboarding and kayaking being so accessible is that many people will go buy a board or kayak and just head out without any knowledge of what they are doing. We are hearing of more and more tragedies on paddleboards and in […]

Standup paddleboard safety…navigating marinas and boat traffic

When paddleboarding, safety has to be your main priority. Part of paddleboarding safely is knowing how to navigate the waterways. Aside from understanding the body of water you are paddling in, how currents and tides affect you there, and where you can get shelter depending […]

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