PADDLING GEAR CHECK
Is your craft safe?
Do you need to wear a lifejacket?
Do you need to wear a leg or paddle leash when paddling in the ocean?
Have you got an adequate water supply for your paddle?
Does your craft have an EPIRB, an anchor or a flare?
Have you told someone you are going paddling and when they should expect you home?
Do you have an emergency plan if you get into trouble?
Need to know more have a look at our Ocean Paddling – Be Safe Framework
LATEST SAFETY GUIDELINES
The Ocean Paddling Framework and associated guides have compiled critical and trialled procedures to give you a hand doing what you love to do, paddle.
Paddling in the ocean should not be a headache. So the most important parts of safety are outlined for you in the Ocean Paddling – Be Safe guides.
Some of the best times had on the water are those that are well planned and have risks minimised.
Your family and friends are too important to you, and so is your livelihood.
Click on the button above to visit the guide most appropriate to you.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some ocean paddling craft can reach speeds of up to 28km/h and more when surfing downwind on swells.
A four-person kayak (K4) can successfully tow a water skier for over 100m when at top speed.
The propeller-paddle design is based on the rotor blade of a helicopter with the lift dynamics of an aeroplane wing.
Some of the best ocean paddlers in the world are from Australia.