Tag: paddleboard 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 […]

Paddleboarding season does not have to end at Labor Day

Many people seem to think that the paddleboarding season in RI ends with Labor Day.  It doesn’t have to (and shouldn’t) be that way.  Fall paddleboarding is some of the best paddling of the year.  You just might need to be a little more creative […]

Buying your first paddleboard..the cheapest paddleboard is rarely the best value

Most of us recognize that price is not the only factor to consider when making buying decisions.  But somehow when it comes to buying a paddleboard lots of people want to buy the cheapest one they can find.  Like most things, there is a huge […]

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 […]

Towing someone from your standup paddleboard

Towing is not something a lot of people think about when heading out on a standup paddleboard, but you may want to change that thinking.  There are a number of reasons why you might need to tow someone and it’s a lot easier to do […]

2015 SUPIA Youth Days…events to get kids paddleboarding

SUPIA is the Stand Up Paddleboard Industry Association and it is doing incredible things to bring all facets of the industry together from manufacturers to reps to service providers to retailers and everything in between. Last year they started a Youth Days program. It is […]

Paddleboarding in open water…a guide to get you started

If you have been paddleboarding in flatwater and you want to take your game to open water, there are a bunch of things to be aware of. Here is your guide to getting started paddleboarding in open water Things to know and do before you […]

Next level guide to paddleboarding in open water

So you have dipped your toes in the open water, hopefully using our guide to getting started paddleboarding in open waterand have read about paddling in rough water, and you have realized how much fun you can have out there and some of the new […]

A Practical Guide to Avoiding Big Ships When Paddleboarding in Boat Traffic

There is a book called How to Avoid Huge Ships. It seems ridiculous, and the reviews are hilarious. But it brings up a good point when you are paddleboarding in boat traffic. How do you make yourself visible to boats? How do you know who has […]

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 […]

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