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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. Jeffrey is a SUP enthusiast, but he also crumbles under peer pressure. When paddling...

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....

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...

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...

Video: Water Safety with Kai Lenny

Maui-resident Kai Lenny, seven-time stand up paddle board champion and all around professional waterman, joins the United States Coast...

How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Know Your Limits

We all know the feeling, you are the proud owner of a new kayak or SUP. You want to...

How To Share The Waterways

As summer gets closer and more boats are hitting the water, it is important for everyone on the water...
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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.