Ten Safety Tips for Paddle Boarders, Kayakers and Canoeist on Lake Michigan

  1. Navigating Lake Michigan is different for paddle boarders, kayakers and canoeists then the inland lakes.

  2. Always check the weather in your starting point and ending point

  3. Never go out alone. Always use the buddy system.

  4. Leave your route information with someone reliable and stick to the route.

  5. Always wear a life preserver and pack a waterproof container with a cell phone and waterproof flashlight or flares.

  6. Know how safe your craft is and how to handle your craft.

  7. Try to stay out of the shipping lane to avoid being hit or capsized.

  8. Keep the shoreline in sight at all sights.

  9. Try to stay away from break walls so as to not get capsized.

  10. Take a safety course with your local paddles club.

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