- 1. Wear a lifejacket and carry a whistle
- 2. Be a competent swimmer
- 3. Know how to self rescue
- 4. Know how to tow another board
- 5. Know the local regulations and navigation rules
- 6. Understand the elements and hazards – winds, tidal ranges, current, terrain
- 7. Know when to wear a leash
- 8. Be defensive – don’t go where you aren’t supposed to be and avoid other swimmers, boaters, paddleboards
- 9. Use proper blade angle to be the most efficient paddle boarder
- 10. Take a safety course
See more at: http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2012/05/top-10-tips-for-stand-up-paddleboarding/
While stand up paddle boarding may appear effortless, especially on flat water, it is a skillful, physical sport and the demands significantly increase as the forces of nature intensify.
The following safe practices have been modified from Lee Brittain’s article on surf “SUP Safety”. Continue reading
Over the past 10 years, liability insurance has become a standard hunting lease requirement. In many cases, private and corporate landowners actually require liability insurance before the hunting lease is finalized. Buy it here: HUNT LEASE INSURANCE
Although frequently required, this insurance is often misunderstood. Simply stated, liability insurance is designed to provide coverage for hunting clubs and their members for acts which they could be held legally responsible. Continue reading
Another informational article on assumption of risk waivers for your reading pleasure.
Negligence Liability Defense
An Outfitter and Guide Member of the Colorado Outfitters Association shall:
- Abide by all federal, state, and local laws and regulations concerning Colorado Outfitters and Guides.
- Abide by all state and federal laws and regulations concerning Colorado’s wildlife and natural resources. Continue reading
Liability waivers are common to most outdoor activities (horse-back riding, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, snowmobile rentals, climbing, rafting and SUP Paddle Boards) and have an important, often overlooked value of being a “reality check” for your guest. Seeing some of the risks of their activity spelled out before them and defining some of their responsibility for the soundness of their actions should make them a bit more thoughtful and safety conscious. Outdoor Insurance Group can provide sample waivers to business that do business with us