Use a leash
Wear a correctly-fitted lifejacket
Sometimes referred to as a PFD (personal flotation device) or buoyancy aid, a lifejacket is an essential item when out on the water. Ensure your lifejacket, and that of anyone you are paddling with, is correctly fitted. If you don’t have a lifejacket you can borrow one from us from one of our Auckland Lifejacket Hubs.
2+ waterproof forms of communication
Check the conditions and be prepared for them to change
Tell someone your plan
Check out this video from our friends at New Zealand Stand Up Paddle which covers these key points. They go more indepth in aspects of SUP safety on their website.
Adult Water Safety e-learning
Learn more about staying safe while enjoying water-based activities by completing our Adult Water Safety e-learning module.