US Coast Guard Auxiliary

“Top 5 Kayak Safety Rules for Beginners” (watch on YOUTUBE, 3 minutes and 31 seconds, ages 14 and up)

Learn the top five kayak safety rules to follow before you head out on the water as explained by World Champion kayaker, Ken Whiting, in this episode of PaddleTV. Understanding the risks and hazards of kayaking makes paddling safely surprisingly easy if you follow a few simple rules.

For more tips and tricks, watch our Kayaking Instructional Series playlist. Produced in partnership with the American Canoe Association.

Established by Congress in 1939, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is Semper Paratus (Always Ready). The Auxiliary operates in: safety and security patrols, search and rescue, mass casualty or disasters, pollution response and patrols, homeland security, recreational boating safety, commercial fishing and vessel exams, platforms for boarding parties, and recruitment for all service in the Coast Guard. The Auxiliary’s mission is to promote and improve recreational boating safety, to provide trained crews and facilities to augment the Coast Guard and enhance safety and security of our ports, waterways, and coastal regions, and to support Coast Guard operational, administrative, and logistical Requirements. Visit the US Coast Guard Auxiliary website to learn more.