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While many areas enforce PFDs and life jackets, we at Green Water Sports, like John, believe a leash is your most important piece of paddling gear. We never paddle without one, regardless of the conditions. Once you have the leash, be sure to also abide by the local laws regarding PFDs.

“If you don’t have a leash, don’t go paddle boarding.”

Tune in to the video above for more safety tips from John Hibbard, CEO and founder of Red Paddle Co.

Safety gear:

  • Leash
  • PFD
  • Kids in front
  • Dry bag
  • Cell phone
  • Tell someone where you are going if paddling alone

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About the author: Julian Kidd
I have been an avid stand up paddle boarder since 2009. I retired from professional kiteboarding to focus on SUP. Green Water Sports grew from this love of all things SUP. As well as being a keen paddle boarder, I'm a hockey fan, football fan, closet petrol head, web tinkerer, husband and father.

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