Be Prepared

Listen to the audio below to hear what you need to look for when checking your equipment.

A surfski, kayak, or SUP can assist buoyancy aid if needed.

Always use the correct attachment for the equipment and conditions. Length and thickness of leg ropes vary according to board size.

Always wear a lifejacket with permanent, built-in flotation. Lifejacket requirements vary according to activity, check which is best suited to your activity.

Take two forms of communication (phone in a water-proof bag, Maritime VHF in waterproof case, voice (if close to shore), whistle).

Leg ropes help keep you safe

But only if they are connected to you and the board.