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