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March Newsletter

USCG sets standard for SUP rules

Paddle boarding is awesome fun. We get to paddle out on our SUPs into the world and explore. You might be paddling on a deserted river, tropical island or inner city canal but the enjoyment is still the same.

To be able to repeatedly enjoy great paddle sessions we need to stay safe.

Leading by example for many nations around the world where stand up paddle boarding is booming, the United States Coast Guard, charged with protecting water users in and around the USA, decided that a SUP, paddle board, etc when beyond the narrow limits of a "swimming, surfing or bathing area," is a vessel and therefore the appropriate safety devices are necessary.

View the Coast Guard rules for SUP


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