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The Hard Way Part 2: The Legends of Salty Jefferson — The SUP Leash

Speaker 1: I love America, you know. I love my hot dogs. I love my freedoms. I love paddling my SUP without a leash wherever I want to go. Speaker 2: Really? Paddling without a leash? Salty Jefferson: I learned that lesson the hard way. Speaker 2: Paddling legend, Salty Jefferson? Salty...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....
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As a United Stated Coast Guard nonprofit grant recipient, the Water Sports Sports Foundation produces paddling safety outreach materials and distributes them through boating and paddling media providers. Paddle sports currently has an inordinately high rate of accidents and deaths that for the past five years has been increasing, while power boating stats have been decreasing during the same period. The goal is to create heightened public awareness of safer paddling making paddle sports safer and to ultimately reduce the total number of paddle sports related deaths annually.