Stand Up Paddleboarding Test
Which of the following is not a critical part of preparing to paddleboard.
Pre-exercising for the journey
Create a float plan
Bring water and snacks appropriate for the length of your journey
Planning your journey around wind and currents
For beginners, the paddle should stand how far (in inches) above your head?
8 to 10
4 to 6
4 to 8
6 to 8
Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding the risk of hypothermia?
Hypothermia is only a concern when the temperature is below 65 degrees outside and the water is cold
It is possible to experience hypothermia even on a warm day
The most common symptoms include shivering, poor coordination, slurred speech, confusion, drowsiness, or impaired judgment
Hypothermia will cause your body to lock up and lose energy quicker
The most important safety precaution you can take while paddleboarding is to:
Wear a life jacket
Bring plenty of snacks on your trip
Refrain from capsizing
Only go out on the water when the weather is warm
For longer distances which is the proper way to carry a paddleboard to or from the water?
On your head, with the board centered and your back straight
Using the handle, with the board cradled under one arm
With a friend, lifting with your knees
Whichever way is most comfortable
What is the proper way to climb onto a paddleboard in shallow water near the shore?
Placing both hands on the rails, climb onto the board in a kneeling position; with your legs just behind the center of the board
Placing both hands on middle of the board, climb onto the board in a squatting position; with your legs towards the rear of the board
Placing both hands comfortably on the board, pull both your legs onto the board in a kneeling position.
Using both hands to steady yourself, pull yourself onto the board on your stomach.
Which of the following is not an acceptable area for beginners to paddleboard?
Areas with other active boaters
Lakes or Ponds with still water
Rivers or Streams with moving water
Where is the safest place to cross the path of a power boat?
Astern or behind the power boat
On the starboard side
On the port side
At a right angle to the power boat
At what angle should you cross an open waterway on a paddleboard?
90 Degrees to minimize travel time in the open
45 Degress to minimize wake and environmental impact
Gradually to maximize your strength for the return journey
At any angle so long as you cross behind power boat traffic
Which of the following is an example of safe and responsible paddleboarding behavior?
Refraining from the use of alcohol or drugs when operating a paddleboard
Reaching your destination on time
Being friendly with other boaters and swimmers while paddling
Traveling in areas marked by buoys to leave room for other boaters