SUP-Safe: A Simple Guide

Posted by Jess Davies

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.'


1. 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.

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 (PFD).

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.

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