With the specific nature of the many of the requirements of Stand Up-Paddleboarding we have been working on some updates to the Flatwater SUP Instructor syllabus. In addition to the standard safety rules below we have added a section specific to the use of Paddleboards in a reservoir environment, these updates can be found in the document below. We are in the process of developing a SUP specific safety page to provide more safety information to participants in paddle sports.

  1. Wear a buoyancy aid at all times, near or on the water.
  2. Carry a charged phone in a waterproof pouch.
  3. Wear the correct type of leash.
  4. Avoid offshore winds.

For more safety information please visit the Safety on the Water page.