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  • Take a small dry bag with a jacket and hat, even in the summer. 
  • Wear shades to avoid eye damage from the glare off the water. 
  • Protect your skin in the summer wear a light long sleeved shirt and a ball cap.
  • Winter months have a toque or cap for warmth.
  • Don’t go farther from shore than you care to swim back if you or your equipment should fail.
  • Review your huli drill regularly 
  • Enclose your fully charged cell phone in two sealed sandwich bags and keep on your person. In the event of a sea disaster you can’t solve yourself, dialing *311 will put you in touch with the Canadian Coast Guard’s Rescue Coordination Centre.