Paddler’s Guide to Changing in Public will give you tips for staying warmer and have more privacy for your next trip.

Check out this paddler’s guide to changing in public…

  • Get a changing cloak. Here’s one from Seattle based Urban Surf. And another which I use which is very warm and popular at races is the Surf Fur which is fleece lined and wind proof. 
  • A friend uses this method – clip a towel to your open door for an instant changing room.
  • Practice with a big beach towel around waist. This is my main method.
  • Get a van to change in.
  • Wear your wetsuit or dry suit to your launch location (my winter solution).

Tips for Staying Warm

  • Wear a warm hat while changing to stay warm.
  • While changing, stand on a closed cell camping pad to stay warmer
  • Bring a gallon of water, pest spray pump container or a Rinse Kit to have warm water after your paddle and to clean your feet and gear.
  • Keep a hot water thermos on hand to warm up

More tips for staying warm in my SUP Magazine article

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About Rob Casey – Named a pioneer in the SUP industry by Stand Up Journal, Rob is the author of “Stand Up Paddling Flat Water to Surf and Rivers” and “Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juans, 60 Trips.” He is also the founder of the Professional Stand Up Paddle Association.

Rob owns SUP, kayak and surf ski school Salmon Bay Paddle in Seattle. He also runs several paddling races throughout the year. Check out his Online SUP Courses.

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