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Paddle safe

Paddling is for fitness, challenge, relaxation - or simply to get to beautiful places.

Paddling is great to help you get fit. Some like it as a challenge. Others simply like it to relax and get to beautiful places. Whatever you use it for, it’s good to know about paddle safety so things don't go wrong.

In 2014, the Maritime Management Centre published a Paddle Safe Strategy (pdf 194KB). It was all about doing the right thing to be safe and responsible when you’re using paddle craft. Part of this included how to make sure you’re visible and also wearing a lifejacket.

Below, you can look at a series of key safety videos with pointers on how to stay safe when you’re out on the water paddling.

Wear a lifejacket

Be safe be seen

Know the rules

The right equipment

Plan your trip

Know your limits

Wear a lifejacket

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Be safe be seen

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Know the rules

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The right equipment

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Plan your trip

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Know your limits

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