Surf Ski Rescue Techniques

Friday, 28 December 2007 02:01 | Written by 
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In recent months there have been several fatal accidents in the Northern Hemisphere involving surf ski paddlers and cold water. 

Surf Ski rescue techniques
Heather and Brandon Nelson practise rescue techniques (

Rescue Techniques

So what do you do if you find yourself in the water without your ski?  What if your buddy is still there circling around you in his ski?  What's the best method of rescue?

Renowned ultra-marathon paddlers Heather and Brandon Nelson of Bellingham, WA (that's Washington State, USA, not Western Australia!) recently took some time out to investigate and to practise rescue techniques.

The resulting articles are well worth reading.  Here they are:

Of course you also need to be thoroughly practised at remounting your ski.  Click here for our step-by-step tutorial.

Happy (and safe) paddling!

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