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SUPing with a Personal Flotation Device

Posted by Catherine Morris

One of the great things about stand up paddle boarding is that you can get out on the water in a wide range of locations. This also means that you'll encounter a variety of conditions, which can often be changeable, so it's important that safety is always a priority. Research proves that wearing a life jacket or PFD if you get in to difficulty will increase your chances of survival by up to four times. Professor Mike Tipton, MBE, the UK's leading cold water survival expert, states that “Whatever your activity, wearing a well-fitted, well-maintained and suitable lifejacket or buoyancy aid could save your life.”