WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?   Yoga tights, swim shorts, or other loose-fitting quick dry pants are a perfect bottom layer. Swim or bra tops, t-shirt, tank, or sunshirt works well on top but best to bring a long-sleeve layer as well to keep the chill off in the morning! Of course, it's always a good idea to bring/wear a brimmed hat and sunglasses with croakies/retainer. It's also nice to wear teva style sandals in case you want to go ashore and poke around... flip flops will work too. If you've got a rain jacket, bring it too... but hopefully we'll avoid inclement weather since we most often go out in the morning before the storms roll in.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?  Bring your own water in a reusable bottle. A snack bar is never a bad idea. Phones and cameras can easily get wet so if you want to bring them, put them in a waterproof bag.

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE?  Colorado summer is fairly predictable. Mornings are cool, usually in the low 50's by 8 or 9 am though our bright sun can make it feel much warmer, then warming up to the mid 70's to mid 80's by the afternoon. Not always, but often the wind will start to pick up around noon - usually coming from the west. By late afternoon, mid-summer storms can roll in.


Stand Up Paddleboard: Leashes and Life Jackets

When to Wear, When Not to Wear

This five-minute video makes it clear to stand up paddlers what types of leashes and lifejackets are appropriate for different water venues. The video is intended to educate all those new to stand up paddleboarding (SUP), as well as those who have experience with the sport but are unaware of leash and lifejacket best practices. Some of the rules and recommendations regarding these pieces of equipment may surprise you.                                                                                            Source: American Canoe Association

Produced with funding from the National Safe Boating Council under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.