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.

A frame grab from Sally Wallick’s video camera captures her rescue of a struggling and hypothermic…

When Christian Nelson’s kayak turned turtle 3 miles offshore, a friend’s cell phone was his only way to…

Getting back on your sit-on-top kayak isn't that hard - if you know how. That's why it's a great idea to…

This video shows an example of why you should never drink and paddle.

If you go to the box store for paper towels and end up with a kayak, make sure you also pick up a life…

Paddling is a fun and safe activity, especially if you pay attention to these common-sense rules --…

The view from Allen’s boat as he rushed to rescue two men from a capsized motorboat. Photo courtesy…

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…