A FEW PRECAUTIONS CAN MAKE A DIFFERECE
RESEARCH PROPER PADDLING TECHNIQUES, WATER SAFETY AND FIRST AID.
Start by taking a guided kayak tour to get a feel for the area’s unique setting.
TELL SOMEONE YOUR PADDLE PLAN.
Where you’re going, what you will be doing, how long you expect to be gone and how many people are in your party. Then, stick to your plan.
BRING A LIFE JACKET AND A WHISTLE.
Coast Guard regulations require that all kayaks have them on board. Always check your equipment for wear and tear before you paddle.
Always bring plenty of water and food.
BE AWARE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS AND WATER TEMPERATURE. Watch out for offshore winds that make it difficult to return to shore.