Summer Water Safety Tips for Stand Up Paddle Boarding Research the area before you go - Check the water temperature, weather, wind, current and tidal flow conditions. Always wear a buoyancy aid. Use an ankle or waist-belt leash. Always tell someone where you are going and when to expect you back. Take a mobile phone in a waterproof pouch/bag. If in difficulty, stay on top of your board and signal for help. If you fall in and lose your board - stay calm, float on your back, call for help. Know and follow the Water Safety Code. Learn basic water safety with our Lifesaver – Lifechanger Toolkit - a free, online, short course to discover skills to enjoy water safely. For Safety Guidance from Red Paddle - RLSS UK Water Safety Partner click here. To view our range of Stand Up Paddle Boards on the RLSS UK Shop click here.