Paddle Board 101
Leave a trip plan: ALWAYS tell a friend where you are going and when you expect to be back. Include details that would make it easy for search and rescue to find you such as type and colour of equipment you are using. You can do this a few ways but our favourites are to leave a hard copy with a reliable person or download and use an app such as Adventure Smart Trip Plan app.
Coiled SUP leash
Water shoes or sandals for beach landings
In colder air or water temperatures you should wear: a wetsuit, drysuit or neoprene technical paddling gear, a toque, wool/neoprene socks, gloves, booties, and possibly a rain jacket and pants.
In warmer air and water temps, you can get away with bathing suits or workout clothes similar to what you would wear running in similar conditions. Don't forget it can get hot really quickly on the lake and it is important to bring enough water to stay hydrated throughout your day as well as sunscreen to protect your skin.