Here are some useful links offering safety advice. Follow these steps before you go out on the water.
Plan ahead. Pay attention to weather and marine conditions:
Weather and Wind
Tides and Currents
Wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times:
WEAR THE GEAR
Dress appropriately and bring the recommended safety equipment before leaving the shore:
Training improves your technical ability and knowledge to make smart choices on the water: