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Practice Safe SUP


  • First, we recommend you look into and follow all local rules and regulations. 

  • You should always wear a life jacket when on the water.

  • We encourage you to bring a safety kit with you.

  • Do your research about each spot before you go.  

  • Know where you are going and plan ahead how much time you want to spend on the water.

  • Check the wind forecast. 

  • Stay close to shore as there can be currents and winds that can take you off-shore.

  • Bring water and sunscreen to stay hydrated and protected.

  • If it's your first time,  we recommend taking a lesson or going with an experienced friend. 


  • It should take about 5 minutes to inflate your board with the manual pump. 

  • Inspect: Make sure your SUP is not leaking air and that the center fin is secured in place.

  • Carry your board to a proper launch area. 

  • You can start on your knees on the board. Get comfortable with a variety of strokes before standing (forward, reverse, sweep, draw and cross bow).

  • To stand up, hold your paddle perpendicular to the board while keeping your weight on both your hands. Slowly move one foot at a time keeping good flexion in your knees and ankles for optimal balance. (if intimidated, don’t hesitate to practice on land or to go up for a few minutes then back sitting or kneeling until comfortable).

  • Keep feet shoulder-width apart and look straight ahead.

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