The Safer Paddling Campaign

Sea Kayaking Tragedy at Dungeness Bay

Dungeness Spit is a sliver of hard sand barely 100 yards wide and more than five miles long, sheltering a shallow bay on the northern edge of Washington’s Olympic...
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Learning To Wear A PFD The Hard Way

Speaker 1: This is going to be the best camping trip ever. Speaker 2: I just went to the big box store and I got 2000 rolls of toilet paper, 50 pounds...
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A Lesson to Live By

Sean Danielson is a lucky man. After nearly three hours in the frigid waters of Chesapeake Bay, the kayak fisherman was hypothermic and barely conscious. The sun had just set,...

Water Sports Foundation Wins Four Awards

At the 2018 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) in Lexington, KY in March, the non-profit Water Sports Foundation (WSF) earned four awards including a first-place and second place finish in the...
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How to Paddle a SUP Safer: The Buddy System

It may seem adventurous to go out on the water alone, but this leaves you without help when something does go wrong. Having a paddling buddy allows you both...
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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Don’t Paddle Impaired

There are few things better than relaxing after a long day and having a few drinks with friends. But paddling impaired is dangerous. Take Jeffrey from this video for instance....
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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Dress For Immersion

Everyone likes to look cool. But don't let your desire to be cool overweigh your need to be safe. When paddling a SUP, be sure to dress for immersion. Looking...
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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Check The Forecast

So you're a SUP enthusiast. We get it, we are SUP enthusiasts too. But, like Sterling in the video below, it is easy to be so excited to get...
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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Wear A Leash...

This is Randall. Randall is a standup paddleboard enthusiast. But Randall gets easily distracted. We know, like Randall, you are a standup paddleboard enthusiast. You want to pack your camera,...