Get Wet Wednesday: Whitewater safety

This river safety tip will keep both you and your board safe

By Haven Livingston

Before you strap a leash on your riverboard or SUP and head to the nearest whitewater, hook yourself up with a river specific quick release waist belt.

Leashes open the door to dangerous entanglement hazards on a river. When you become separated from your board leashes can catch on rocks. Surf style leashes leave you dangling by the ankle and unable to reach down to release it with the current pushing you underwater. Ankle release straps are a no-no in rivers; currents are stronger than you think!

Check out NRS waist belts for a better option.


Check out Haven Livingston’s whitewater blog Wavehaven Adventures at wavehaven.wordpress.com.

 

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