BE BRIGHT BE SEEN when you are out on your kayak or surfski.
What does it mean?
Here are some tips from Kate, Alex, Bronte and Max
> Always Paddle with your friends.
> Wear a bright lifejacket Yellow, Red or High-Vis colours are best.
> Get some colour on your paddle - The more colourful the better.
> Surf-Ski paddlers - Make sure your ski has safety colour decals on the bow & stern - A solid black or white ski is tough to see.
> Paddling a kayak that has a ‘safety colour’ is best; - yellow, orange or red
> Make sure your ski & paddle isn’t plain white; get some bright colours on them.
> If you love to wear all black colours, then you MUST get a high-visibility lifejacket.
> Wear a bright hat or cap, its good for sun protection, however great to be seen.
> Most importantly, make sure you are very aware of the conditions. The weather changes; sometimes very quickly. If it gets choppy, then it is very hard for boaters to see paddlers.
If you are paddling pre-dawn or early evening, you MUST use a REAR WHITE LIGHT that can be seen for up-to 2km.
Using a headlight is also a very good idea
We also strongly recommend, that you only paddle in these low-light hours with other paddling partners. There is always safety in numbers.
Be Bright Be Seen