Boat Man: Standup Paddleboarding

Boat Man: Standup Paddleboarding


[music playing] So stand-up paddleboarding
is one of the fastest-growing water sports around. Now Rocky, is there anything we
need to know before we go out? Nah, Trixie. We just living that surf life. No worries. Not so fast. Boat Man. I didn’t see you there. I’m glad I got the signal. You know, stand-up
paddleboarding is a great experience,
but there are some things that you must remember. [singing] He’s Boat Man. Got no discernible
superpower, but on the lake, he’s the man of the
hour, because he knows everything about boats. First things first,
choose your life jacket to meet your carriage
requirements. And I recommend you wear it. And if it’s a child
under 13 years old, they have to wear it. Remember, many inflatables have
to be worn to meet the carriage requirements. And it’s always a good
idea to wear it anyway. The US Coast Guard
requires you carry a means of making an
efficient sound signal, like this whistle. A human voice sound
is not sufficient. And if you’re out
after dark, you need to be able to display a
white light with enough time to prevent a collision. A flashlight will do its job. And a compass is a good
idea if you’re going to be on a large body of water. And finally, you should
familiarize yourself with the navigation
rules because they apply to SUPs, just like other boats. Follow these rules,
use common sense, and have a fantastic
day on the water. [music playing]

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