As we move into the Fall and Winter paddling season, it’s good to have a plan on how to prepare in the cooler winter months. Knowing HOW to GEAR UP, what to EXPECT and SAFETY PRECAUTIONS to take is an IMPORTANT part of learning to paddle safely. Here is a quick article on Tips & Tricks for winter paddling: https://standupjournal.com/tips/cold-water-paddling-tips/
What are your favorite winter paddling tips to keep the stoke going in colder temps?
As most of us are experiencing the temperature and wind variations in the fall and winter months, it is so much more important to be prepared, for example, I keep two separate clear bags in my car, one for fall/spring paddling and the other for winter paddling. Both bags are labeled with what gear is inside and contains doubles of everything. When distance paddling far away from your start, a fall can be life threatening. Being wet on a paddle board in 50 degrees with a head wind of 10mph in fall or spring is hazardous! So, my best advice is to be over prepared on board, bring your dry bag ALWAYS! Pack some gear for your paddle buddies too!
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