Rocks in the river and on the Oregon coast amp up the danger of an ordinary SUP wipeout. For safety in surf or whitewater wear a helmet. This is especially important if you're trying out your Stand up Paddle skills on the Deschutes River. The changing water levels (due to irrigation) can make yesterday's riffle today's mid-river boulder.
We have these surf helmets in stock at StandupPaddleFlatwater.com Buy the Predator Lee 8 Helmet in one of 2 colors, red or black. The Lee 8 has a sun visor that shades the sun but is not so big that wipeout hydraulics jerk your head around. It also has stronger plastic than their other helmets. And, at only $99.00 it's cheaper than brain surgery.
Buy the Predator Lee 8 Helmut and other Standup Paddle accessories on our website. We also sell leashes, locks, board bags and more.