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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Paddleboarders Beware of Weather and Wind Conditions | A Story of Caution

Here is a story of caution to all the paddleboarders out there – check the weather and the wind conditions before setting out on your next SUP adventure!

Two sisters paddled out from Tybee Island, Georgia to enjoy some time out on the water. 8 hours later, they ended up on the shore of Hilton Head Island, sunburned and exhausted.  Stormy weather hit the area where they were paddleboarding leaving them at the mercy of the storm and the wind, which blew them approximately 8 miles north, across the mouth of the Savannah River and then into the Calibogue Sound.

Thankfully, both of the women were wearing life jackets and reached shore on Hilton Head’s beaches with the help of onlookers.  Check out the map above of the approximate locations where they started and ended up...