Paddling into Fall
Summer is over. Now is the time to start thinking about your Fall paddle season. It's getting cooler, the waves are getting bigger and the water is getting colder and rougher.
Take this time to check all your equipment. Are all your summer dings fixed? Is your leash in good condition? Is your PFD in proper working order? Is your wetsuit clean and smelling fresh?
You don't want to go out on the first good winter swell and have your equipment fail. Make sure you replace your leash strings and even think about getting a new leash. If anything is worn or frayed, replace it now.
Plan your distance paddles with concern for the shorter daylight hours ahead. Do you have paddle lights?
An as always paddle with a friend, never go out alone.