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Safer Paddling

Your guide to Safer Paddling brought to you in partnership with the Watersports Foundation and United States Coast Guard.

Going paddling? Remember to ALWAYS WEAR A LIFE JACKET and be sure to file a proper Float Plan.

This Point Of View account shows the importance of staying sober while paddling. Some of the most…

This Point Of View account shows the importance of wearing a leash and life jacket when stand up…

When it comes to ensuring a child's safety on the water, no piece of equipment is more vital than a life…

This Point Of View account shows the importance of choosing the right clothing when paddling. No matter…

ORLANDO, Fla., June 22, 2021-- Throughout the country, boaters are expected to cruise to popular…

It was meant to be another boy’s trip, the latest in a tradition that stretched back more than two…

A cell phone in a waterproof pouch might have made the difference. Or if he’d chosen his paddleboard…

When a 17-year-old paddleboarder was swept out to sea, his survival depended on his cell phone and the…

Sigrid Pilgrim, director of the Illinois Paddling Council, an organization that represents the interests…

This Point-Of-View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of…

This Point Of View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of why…

This Point Of View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of…

This Point-Of-View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of…

This Point-Of-View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of…

When a night-fishing mission goes awry, two kayak anglers learn the importance of staying calm and…

Kayakers at sunset in New York Harbor. Vor/Shutterstock New York City is an extraordinary place to…

The true story and life-saving lessons of Adam Irino’s very strange day. August 31, 2019 was shaping up…

Learn a valuable lesson about always wearing your life jacket from paddling legend Salty Jefferson…

National Safe Boating Week is coming! Let's kick off the busy boating season with Wear Your Life Jacket…

Dungeness Spit from above, with the New Dungeness Lighthouse in the distance Dungeness…

A sea kayaking accident underlines the peril of cold water Watch the video here or read the whole…

Kayak angler Sean Danielson’s father insisted he wear a lifejacket. Years later, that advice would…

Kayak angler Sean Danielson’s father insisted he wear a lifejacket. Years later, that advice would…

In collaboration with the United States Coast Guard, we are pleased to be hosting a Safety Attitudes…