22. U.S. Coast Guard - Regulation
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters
Part 175 – Equipment Requirements
Subpart B – Personal Flotation Devices
23. National Boating Safety Advisory Council
NBSAC Resolution Number 2014-91-2
Prevention through People Subcommittee
Safety Equipment Carriage Requirements: Manually
24. Minnesota - DNR
Registration is required if your paddleboard is over
ten feet long.
Place the registration decals on the front of the
paddleboard if possible. If not, place both decals on
the back of the paddleboard.
25. Utah - River Throw Bag in Lieu of Type IV PFD
• R651-215-8: River Throw Bag in Lieu of Type IV
• Federal requirements versus the State regulations
• Implications of programmatic grant funding from the
U.S. Coast Guard.
26. Wisconsin – Senate Bill 286
This bill provides that the personal flotation device
requirements under current law do not apply to a stand-up
paddleboard with respect to any person on the board who is 18
years of age or older.
This bill defines “stand-up paddleboard” to mean a
buoyant board designed to be manually propelled on water by
a person paddling from a standing or kneeling position.
Under current law, every boat is required to carry at least one
personal flotation device for each person on board or being
attended by the boat.
27. New Mexico – EMNRD State Parks Division
From their Stand Up Paddleboarding website:
Mandatory to be worn on all lakes and rivers
statewide is a life jacket or PDF, a sound producing
device such as a whistle or horn, and a white light for
shining at other boats at night
28. New Mexico – EMNRD State Parks Division
TITLE 18 TRANSPORTATION AND
CHAPTER 17 NAVIGATION AND BOATING
PART 2 BOATING OPERATION AND
18.104.22.168 EQUIPMENT REQUIRED TO
OPERATE A VESSEL:
(4) Persons engaged in boating on a river or in boat races
or persons using ice sailboats, personal watercraft, kayaks,
canoes, paddleboards and rubber rafts on any waters of this
state shall wear a U.S. coast guard approved wearable
2015 USA Paddler Death Locations (182 Deaths) – Canoe, Kayaks, Rowboats, Inflatables, SUPs, Other (non-motorized, non-sail/wind). Yellow dots denote multiple-fatality accidents.
211, 157, 153, 178, 182 for a total of 881 Paddler deaths in the most recent 5 years. Yellow dots denote multiple-fatality accidents.
Note: Unless &quot;motorization” was not discernible (less than 2% of the time)
The top 10 states in total paddler deaths are as follows: VA= 50, CO= 58, OR= 63, PA= 66, NY= 67, MI= 76, TX= 78, FL= 94 , WA= 97, CA= 104.
Paddler Deaths by State listed below:
DC 1, PR 1, USA 3 (assumed outside jurisdiction), VI 1, DE 2, GU 2, NE 4, NM 5, IA 7, ND 8, NV 8, SD 8, VT 8, RI 11, WY 13, AZ 14, NH 15, IN 16, KS 16, KY 17, GA 18, MS 19, HI 20, MD 21, NJ 24, OK 24, CT 25, WV 25, TN 28, UT 28, AR 30, LA 32, ME 34, IL 35, AK 36, AL 36, MA 36, SC 39, MO 40, MN 41, WI 42, OH 43, MT 45, NC 47, ID 48.