This section is concerned with the basic requirements regarding paddling and swimming standards, equipment options and advice in relation to leashes, buoyancy aids and clothing choices whilst out on a SUP.

Although the boundaries suggested are not current legalities, it is considered wise from a safety perspective to adhere as closely as possible to the information within. It is also worth looking over the country regulations section of SUP Standards to find out if any regulations regarding areas such as buoyancy aid use are enforcable by law.