Safety Guidelines


SUP Hire (Thailand) Co., Ltd. will not be held responsible for the safety of Hirers and Hirers should consult our HIRER Waiver and Terms and Conditions for more details. Our partner, World Nomads, offers a comprehensive travel insurance which covers stand up paddle surfing / paddle boarding.

  • Always wear Personal Flotation Devices when using our paddle boards.
  • Non-swimmers should NOT use our boards.
  • Always wear the provided leash on your wrist or lower leg.
  • Always supervise people under 18 years of age when on the water.
  • Protect yourself from the sun – sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and barrier clothing.
  • Stay hydrated and keep your energy up with snacks.
  • Paddle in pairs or in a group.
  • Always tell someone who is staying on land about a trip you intend to take giving information on times and location and report to them when you return safely.
  • Follow any local rules and information.
  • In coastal areas, check with local fishermen for hazards and be aware of the tide times and strengths and always seek expert advice if unsure.
  • If paddling on a river, do not go through locks, use the “Portage” areas and carry your boards around. Avoid the tops and bottoms of all weirs. Take special care on rivers, be aware of the flow rate and check local rules and information.
  • know how to deal with jellyfish stings, here are the two youtube video links you can put in: &
  • Respect the sea and nature !
  • Always take a cautious approach.
  • Take a charged mobile phone in a sealed dry bag in case of an emergency.
  • Take adequate clothing for your trip. If it’s cold, wear a wetsuit.
  • Plan your journey.
  • Always be realistic with the distance you plan to travel. Never paddle in the dark or in busy shipping lanes.
  • Do not use faulty equipment – we always check our kit before it goes out, but things can fail; if you are in any doubt about the equipment, don’t use it and contact us; we will advise and do our best to sort any problems out fairly and quickly.