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6 Useful Tips for Paddle Boarding on Cold Water

Joe Parker May 24, 2019
Paddle boarding can be done in any season, even in Winter. But it's different from paddle boarding in normal warm weather since the temperature is way lower than in Summer. Check out our tips for paddle boarding on cold water.

Make Sure Your Gear Is in Good Working Condition

Before you head over to cold waters, make sure your gear has all the necessary requirements to take you through. If you haven't used your paddle board for a while, check the pressure of the board and see if it's at the recommended pressure.

Check the Weather and Be Prepared for It

Knowing the weather goes far beyond checking if the sun is shining. You need to be aware of several factors like wind speed, air temperature, water temperature, and tides as well.
An ideal paddleboarding session would have calm winds and minimum precipitation in the forecast.

Pick the Right Clothing

If you want to safely paddle board in the winter, try to stay warm and dry at all times. Deciding what to wear for paddling during the winter is sometimes tricky.
The first tip would be to paddle in calm waters where there are fewer chances of falling in. For your limbs, wear running tights and a pair of water boots.

Bring the Necessary Equipment

Even as you check on the weather forecast and wear warmer clothes, without the proper kits, your paddle boarding experience can turn awry. 

Be Prepared for Accidents

Accidents are nearly impossible to avoid. However, if it occurs, then you need to be well prepared and avoid drowning or freezing to death. Remember to bring a floating device with you and surf closer to the shore.

Paddle With Company

Finally, find a paddleboarding partner. Not only is it safer to paddle with a buddy, but it is also more enjoyable. Otherwise, how would you take those timeless snaps of you paddling across the sunset?