My son and I spent Saturday working on our kayak safety drills. We went to the North Jetty and practiced flipping out of our kayaks. It is important to practice this at least 25 times. A boating buddy that has practiced their safety drills understands stressful situations. They will react in a manner that could be vital to his or her survival as well as their boating buddy. PRACTICE SAFETY/SURVIVAL! Florida kayak safety gear: Life Jacket/paddle float/whistle/paddle lanyard/pump/tow rope/flare gun/duct tape TIP: My son has a sit in kayak and uses a sponge to soak up water in his kayak along our paddle. Please get out and enjoy Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grande, Englewood, Venice, and wherever your paddle takes you!