Paddle Safety is #1
Stand up paddleboarding and kayaking is a sport which carries inherent and unavoidable risks affected by factors such as the skill of the user, weather and water conditions, and care of the paddleboard.
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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE USING THE PADDLEBOARD OR KAYAK:
- The kayak/paddleboard is NOT to be used as a life saving device so be sure that you are a competent swimmer.
- The only intended use for the kayak/paddleboard is for paddling water.
- Be aware of your surroundings, the weather condition, or any personal factors that may impact your ability to use the kayak/paddleboard safely. The air and water temperatures may change quickly. Please dress and prepare accordingly.
- Paddles are used for the sole purpose of paddling
- We recommend that you attend introductory lessons (at minimum) taught by a qualified teaching professional to learn how to safely use a kayak/paddleboard , including how to board, fall safely, re-board, and send a distress signal.
- At all times when kayak/paddleboard, you should have safety items such as a lifejacket (and/or other PFD), sound signaling devices (e.g. a peerless whistle attached to a PFD), a surfer's leash, if appropriate. A flashlight/headlight is recommended for times of difficult visibility. Please consult any legal requirements set by your local jurisdiction/ federal requirements and the advice of a local qualified teaching professional regarding the use of the board. Rules and regulations for the safe operation of the board may vary between jurisdictions.
- We encourage that you always use a kayak/paddleboard with a group and be cautious of any potential collisions. Children should always be supervised by an adult with experience.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING.
Participating in the event is your voluntary act, you hereby agree that this indemnity, liability release and assumption of risk is a legally binding agreement on you and your heirs, executors, legal representatives and assigns.