No matter whether it's your first time out or if you're a seasoned professional, to ensure you stay safe when on the water it is it is important to carry out a few important SUP Safety checks.

With more people trying paddle boarding for the first time we're here to help increase awareness and knowledge of SUP safety. We encourage paddlers to firstly check their equipment before each session, check yourself and the clothes you're wearing, secure your leash, wear a PFD, take a telephone with you, try and paddle with others if you can, we also recommend letting somebody know on land where you're heading and roughly how long you may be.

For more tips on safety, please take a look at our SUP safety tips here.