It is much easier than you think to get into trouble in the water. Whatever activity you are doing, make sure you are aware of the dangers, know your limits and do not take risks.
Remember to carry a means to call for help in case you do end up in trouble. Make sure your phone is charged.
Where an appropriate personal flotation device – it could save your life.
If you’re going out alone, tell someone ashore your plans and what time you expect to back.