Summer Sports Safety Tips

Paddle Boarding

Stand-up paddle boards offer a fun, relaxing way to play on the water. With minimum gear, you can paddle the ocean surf or placid lakes and rivers. Paddleboarding can also be a great full-body workout, or simply a way to get some unique views of everything from sea creatures to what’s on the horizon.

Keep these safety tips in mind before you grab your board:

  • Always wear a lifejacket, even if you know how to swim
  • Know the navigation rules of your chosen body of water
  • Keep your board’s leash attached
  • Know how to use your paddle to avoid collision
  • Wear sunscreen and weather-appropriate clothing
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June 10, 2015

Last Updated:
June 10, 2015