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:
Always tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back. Don’t leave the house without a mobile phone or communication device.
Check the weather forecast and tide times before you set out – they can change quickly.
Avoid offshore winds or dangerous water currents.
Always go with a friend.
Wear a suitable personal flotation device (PFD).
Wear suitable clothing for time of year.
Always wear your leash and hold onto your board if you get into trouble – it will help you float.
Inflate your board between 15-22 psi to ensure a stable and stiff board.