Paddle boarding is a relatively safe activity, but there’s still an ever-present element of risk to it. In the event your paddle boarding trip goes awry, wearing a paddle board flotation device can save your life. SUP life jackets act as a flotation device and help you keep your head above water. Behind the SUP leash, a personal flotation device or SUP life jacket is the most important piece of safety equipment for your paddle boarding adventures. Keep up on your local laws for PFD and life jacket requirements, and know that paddle board life jackets aren’t a necessity, but we always recommend using one unless you’re partaking in a discipline (SUP surfing, whitewater SUP, etc.) where wearing one can be risky.