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Stay Safe On Your Next Kayak, SUP or Canoe Adventure

Paddling is a fun and safe activity, especially if you pay attention to these common-sense rules — always wear a life jacket, don’t paddle alone, dress for water temperature and don’t mix alcohol and paddling.

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Box Store Bargain Kayak – Don’t Forget the Life Jacket

If you go to the box store for paper towels and end up with a kayak, make sure you also pick up a life jacket. Because nobody wants to pull a Brad.

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Learn to Get Back On Your Kayak BEFORE You Flip

Getting back on your sit-on-top kayak isn’t that hard – if you know how. That’s why it’s a great idea to take a paddling safety class BEFORE you flip.

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Don’t Forget the Leash and Lifejacket 

You can pick up a new SUP anywhere these days, but you can’t buy common sense. Always remember to wear your life jacket and leash when you paddle your standup paddleboard. And if your honey asked you to get TP at the Big Box, don’t forget that either.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Safer Paddling: 8 Tips for Success

Paddling is one of the fastest growing segments of the recreational and outdoor market. With easy access to water throughout the country and a plethora of affordable kayaks, paddleboards and canoes on the market, most anyone can set off on a wonderful adventure and enjoy the benefits of life on the water and the great outdoors.

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Smart Paddlers Are Safe Paddlers

Social media graphics that promote smart and safe paddling

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Video: Stand Up Paddle Boarder Managing a Boat Wake

Discourteous boater swamps a stand up paddle boarder.

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Video Series: Safe SUP Choices

This series of humorous videos covers a range of important SUP topics, like paddling while impaired, staying within your limits, paying attention to the forecast, and more.

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People Enjoying Water Sports

Royalty-free images for media use, courtesy of Hyperlite/HO Skis, Malibu Boats, Nautique and other partners.

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Always Wear Your Life Jacket

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, basic safety practices apply to any paddler. The most fundamental of those rules is a single piece of gear: a Life Jacket.

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Dress for Immersion

If you’re going to be on the water, you need to be prepared to be in the water. Following best safety practices starts with the right equipment.

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Paddle with a Partner

When it comes to paddling in any body of water, it’s crucial to be mindful that no matter how calm and docile, conditions can change at any moment.

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Video: A Requirement That Boaters Don’t Always Think to Carry

Watch as Boating Magazine editor, Randy Vance explains a simple addition to your boat’s equipment that many boaters haven’t thought about, but it could save you!

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Photos: Paddle Craft at Retail

Photos showing different kinds of paddle craft at retail

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