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How to Safely SUP During April Showers

April 1, 2023
Water Ripples in the Rain

If you’re anything like our team at Atoll Boards, then you are positively giddy that warmer weather is finally on the horizon. The winter months can be tough on many paddlers as they are often forced to patiently—or not so patiently—wait for the water to warm up. More specifically, they must wait until it’s warm enough that they can safely, comfortably, and responsibly go out on the water for a proper paddling session. Of course, April is a bit of a transitional month in many parts of the world, as the temperatures are slowly moving from winter to spring, and there is often a surge of classic chilly rainstorms. That said, if you’re going out on the water any time soon, it’s very important that you know how to safely SUP during April showers. As always, we have everything you need to know, so keep on reading below! 

The Serious Dangers of a Cold Water Paddle

Before we dig into the ins and outs of rainy SUP sessions, let’s first address the serious dangers of a cold water paddle. As you likely already know, there is such a thing as water too cold to paddle in. What’s more, if you accidentally fall in and you’re not prepared for it, exposure to icy waters can result in critical medical conditions including shock, incapacitation, and hypothermia. Now, this raises some important questions. When is it too cold to go paddle boarding? And what are some cold water paddling safety tips? Luckily, we’ve already devoted a couple of previous posts to this topics, so please take the time to thoroughly read through them and get all the information you need to stay safe out there.

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Everything You Need to Know About Paddling in the Rain

Similarly, we’ve conveniently compiled everything you need to know about paddling in the rain into a separate blog post, which you can read by clicking here. In it, you’ll find a ton of tips and tricks including what to wear, the importance of water levels, proper safety equipment, and so much more. Now, as for how to safely SUP during April showers, it’s rather simple, honestly. All you have to do is go through and read all of the included articles within this blog, take some notes, and plan accordingly. As soon as you have a thorough understanding of cold water paddling, how to handle the risks that come with it, and how to deal with any rain that may complicate your day on the water, you’ll have everything you need to know for a proper paddle, even in the middle of April showers.

Contact Our Team at Atoll Boards

Now that you know how to safely SUP during April showers, what’s next on your radar? If you’re in the market for a new board, check out our signature Atoll Boards! Manufactured with the highest quality materials, the Atoll iSUP is made from machine-laminated dual layer PVC, the strongest and lightest material available. The end result is exceptionally lightweight, durable, and versatile SUP that’s perfect for just about any paddling session. If you have any further questions about our signature iSUPs, how to safely paddle in the rain, or anything else, please feel free to contact our team at Atoll Boards today. You can also give us a call at 877-698-8581 or send an email to We would be more than happy to assist you in any we can. Until then!

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