Be proactive. Know the forecast.
If the weather conditions look poor or have the chance to be poor, don’t paddle. We may shut a station down in the event or chance of the event of bad weather. However, weather can still catch you by surprise and the weather forecasts aren’t always 100% accurate. So, if you do find yourself out on a paddle and you begin seeing dark clouds or lightening in the distance, hear thunder, or notice a pickup of high winds and/or feel cooler air, here’s our top tips for staying safe.
- Get off the water as quickly as possible.
- Get to the shore/bank and away from the water as quickly as you can and seek shelter in a building or vehicle. Don’t shelter beneath tall or isolated trees
- Prioritize protecting yourself and if needed leave your equipment by the water’s edge. Call customer support if your rental is still active.
- If you find yourself in a situation where you are exposed to the elements with nowhere to shelter, make yourself as small a target as possible.