Warning on Paddle sports


Paddle sports can be dangerous and physically demanding.
Participating in paddle sports may result in serious injury or death.
Consult your physician prior to beginning paddle sport training.


Observe the following safety rules when using this product:
• Obtain instructions for this product from your dealer.
• Read and follow all manufacturer’s recommendations prior to using this product, including those which may be included on www.bicsport.com
• Obtain certified first aid training prior to using this product and carry first aid and rescue/safety equipment.
• Do not exceed your paddling abilities.
• Be aware of your limitations.
• Never use this product in waves unless you have received the appropriate training, and have mastered the product on flatwater first. Take lessons regularly with your local school to ensure that your knowledge and ability is up to date.
• Do not use alcohol or mind altering drugs prior to or while using this product.
• Always wear an approved personal flotation device unless you are using the board in waves. In waves, where the use of a personal flotation device can be dangerous, you should have the appropriate swimming and paddling ability not to need one.
• Always wear a helmet.
• Dress appropriately for weather conditions, cold weather and/or weather can result in hypothermia.
• Always use a surf leash attaching your leg to the board. However, a leash is not a life-safety device and is intended for convenience only. It is not intended to compensate for deficient paddling and swimming ability, ocean knowledge, safety precautions, or general common sense.
• Always hold onto your SUP paddle – The SUP paddle is a vital part of your manoeuvrability and security. If dropped in the water it should be recovered as quickly as possible. Never paddle in surf conditions if you cannot control your SUP paddle at all times – A floating paddle may be dangerous for other water users.
• Always check the state of your fin, to ensure that it is smooth and free of cutting edges which can cause serious injury to either you or somebody else.
• Buy extra “soft fins” if you are new to the sport and paddling, they will significantly reduce the chance of injury to either yourself or others.
• Use only manufacturer approved additional outfitting.
• Never paddle alone.
• Be aware of changes in wave conditions, tidal changes, dangerous currents, and river water levels. Never paddle in flood conditions.
• In surf conditions, do not paddle on crowded spots and respect your fellow surfers. Know the rules of surfing as they also apply to paddling in waves.
• Scout unfamiliar water, surf breaks and portage where appropriate prior to leaving shore.
• The user of this product acknowledges both an understanding and assumption of the risk involved in paddle sports. We assume no liability for any damage or injury to you or others caused by use, misuse, lack of common sense, or inability to use this product.