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.


This humorous video reminds paddlers of the dangers of paddling while impaired. The 2018 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Statistics report lists alcohol as the leading known contributor to boating/paddling incidents and nearly one-in-every-three deaths involve a paddler. Don’t become a statistic!


This humorous video reminds paddlers that understanding their limits of ability and especially the limits of their vessel’s ability for certain water conditions is extremely important. Too often, paddlers venture into water conditions that they have no experience and disaster strikes. Learn how to avoid this perilous mistake.


This humorous video reminds paddlers that paddling alone is risky at best. The U.S. Coast Guard would like to remind paddlers to always paddle with a friend and paddlers should always alert others of their plans including the time they expect to return, also known as filing a float plan.


This humorous video reminds paddlers that standup paddleboarding is a swimming sport and that paddlers should always dress for cold water immersion, even when the air temperature is mild.


This humorous video reminds standup paddlers that changing weather is often the culprit behind a good day turned bad and in many cases can be the reason behind a paddling incident. The video reminds paddlers that checking the weather forecast before paddling and while paddling is a really good way to avoid a disastrous situation.



In this humorous video, viewers are reminded that even though the air temperature might be mild, the water temperature could be cold and cold water will kill you. Paddling is swimming sport and therefore paddlers should always dress for immersion.


This cleverly designed, humorous video reminds SUPer’s to always wear their leash and a life jacket.


A humorous video reminding kayak fishermen to always wear their Coast Guard approved life jacket when out on the water.


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