FWP reminder: SUP users must have life jacket on board
July 26, 2019
From Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds everyone using stand-up paddleboards — SUPs — that a life jacket is required to be on the board.
The use of SUPs has exploded in Montana over the past few years. And while the vessels are fun and easy to use, many people don’t realize that SUPs have equipment requirements, just like other vessels.
In 2008, the U.S. Coast Guard determined that SUPs are considered to be a vessel when used outside a marked swimming area, and that state law applies for safety equipment. In addition to having a U.S. Coast Guard-appr...