How to stay safe on your stand up paddleboard

Planning and preparation are key factors in reducing the risks inherent in paddleboarding, as is knowing what to do when things go wrong.  Understanding how to prepare, plan and problem-solve is essential knowledge for every paddleboarder – even more so if you like to paddle in a variety of locations. 

This third book in the SUP SAFETY series covers everything you need to know about planning and preparation, how to avoid getting into trouble, and what to do if something does go wrong. Exercises and examples help you hone your skills in making the right decisions. Order your copy now!

New Zealand customers for the printed books please contact us directly – click here for more details.

If you’re not sure whether you need to read this book, run your eye over these following questions:

What would you do if your leash broke?

The most common injury is to what part of the body, and what can you do to mitigate this sort of injury?

If your inflatable paddleboard suffers a blow-out while out to sea, should you stay with it?

Name some of the things that can cause an unexpected change in sea state?

If your fin has lost its screw and is hanging down out of the board, what should you do?

What are the three phases of dealing with any stressful situation?

What should you do if you lose your fin?

What are the most common causes of disorientation and how can you avoid them?

What are the main things you should check before any paddling session?

If your paddle snaps, but you still have both halves, what should you do?

How can you ensure your beltpack PFD is going to function when you need it?

What are some of the possible indicators of an impending change in wind strength?

If you start feeling really quite ill while out on your paddleboard in deep water, what should your immediate initial actions be?

In addition to your regular checks, what else should you find out before paddling somewhere new?

What would you do if you lost your board?

What are the three aspects of successful preparation for a paddleboarding session?

If there’s anything here that you’re not entirely sure about, then you need this book! The answers to these questions are just a tiny fraction of the vast quantity of vital paddleboarding safety information in this book. Order your copy now!

New Zealand customers for the printed books please contact us directly – click here for more details.



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11 months ago

When will this book be available to download? I really need to read it now!

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