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