This article was produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund.
If you spend much of your free time paddling, you know safety is paramount. When you’re on the water, a few fundamentals apply to every paddler, no matter where you are or how much experience you have.
The best practices are also the most simple: Wear a life jacket, don the proper outerwear for the water temperature, never paddle alone or impaired, and always check the weather forecast before you launch. These safety pillars ensure your paddling experience doesn’t end in frustration, injury, or even tragedy—but many paddlers aren’t aware of them, and that’s a problem.
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