Everyone wants to have fun on the water. The important thing to remember is staying safe while having fun. Paddling.com has partnered with the United States Coast Guard to bring you this 8-part "Safer Paddling" video series that shares valuable safety guidelines, paddling technique pointers, and other various gear tips. These paddling skills and tips will help to ensure your paddling adventures stay fun and danger-free. After the 8-part series, you'll find a few more videos we've selected on safety for paddlers.
This video presents a simple mental checklist that every experienced kayaker runs through every time they go paddling. This list includes more than just physical gear, but important suggestions as well like letting friends know where you are going and checking on the latest weather reports before setting off.