SUP Safety Essentials with Expedition Expert Tom Jones

Tom Jones is a name that ought to sound familiar to most standup paddlers. Jones’ accrued an impressive array of endurance accolades by way of standup paddleboard, including paddling 1,250 miles in 90 days down the California coastline in 2007, 1,507 miles in 93 days from Key West to New York City in 2010 and 520 miles in 15 days around Virginia’s Smith Mountain Lake in 2012. With such a tremendous track record, suffice to say Jones is an expert in SUP safety. Here, he shares some of the paddling practices that see him safely between shores. —Shari Coble

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