SUP SAFE: A SIMPLE GUIDE

Inflatable Stand Up Paddle boards make pretty much any stretch of water or coastline accessible for all – which is one of the main reasons we all love paddle boarding. However, no matter whether you are a seasoned professional or taking your first steps on a paddle board it is important to carry out a few important SUP Safety checks to ensure you make the most of your time on the water.

‘If in doubt, don’t go out.’

 

SUP SAFE CHECKLIST:

1.

Always tell somewhere where you’re going and when you’ll be back. Don’t leave the house without a mobile phone or communication device.

2.

Check the weather forecast and tide times before you set out – they can change quickly.

3.

Avoid offshore winds or dangerous water currents.

4.

Always go with a friend.

5.

Wear a suitable personal flotation device.

6.

Wear suitable clothing for time of year.

7.

Always wear your leash and hold onto your board if you get into trouble – it will help you float.

8.

Inflate your board between 15-22 psi to ensure a stable and stiff board.