British Canoeing strongly recommends that you have both a primary and secondary form of floatation support when stand up paddle boarding.
Staying safe while paddling is important! So to make sure everyone's out on the water enjoying themselves safely, we thought we'd share a selection of our safety information including tips on how to paddleboard, technique, safety equipment and places to go.
Inflatable paddle board brand, Red Paddle Co, have announced their SUP Safety campaign will run throughout the month of April 2021.
The following stand up paddle boarding safety advice is designed to help you understand which type of leash is suitable for the environment you are paddling in.
The accessibility of the coast, the boom in staycations and the increased ownership of canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards this summer has seen an increase in incidents requiring rescue.
False alarms are a huge issue for the Coastguard and RNLI who have asked paddlers to help them resolve the problem. The solution is simple: have your name and contact number visible in your boat.
With the easing of restrictions on outdoor sport and recreation we recognise that many will tempted to go back out on the water and go for paddle.
The Port of London Authority have issued the following notice in line with current Government coronavirus guidance, placing restrictions on movement.
British Canoeing can confirm we have had a report of a confirmed case of Weil's disease around Holme Pierrepont and the River Trent during December 2019. Paddlers are always advised to be vigilant and ensure that they notify their GP should they become ill following paddling.
Palm Equipment have issued a recall notice on the following product: Palm AP2000 helmet product code CH004/10409.
Several incidents have occurred this year resulting in paddlers being swept under work barges on the Tideway. The Port Of London Authority and British Canoeing have issued additional safety advice to paddlers.