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Old 11-28-2013, 12:01 PM   #11
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That photo is of a short surfing yak. It's designed to come into the beach that way.

Fishing yaks are normally 12'-15' in length and they're not designed to surf the waves like that. They're also 55-70 pounds with no gear in them.

If a fishing yak of the length I've described above came in that way, the paddler can "easily" be seriously injured or killed.

Example. If the paddler can keep the yak straight, the yak will slide down the wave and the extreme angle will make the front end (bow) dig into the sandy bottom, because the water is getting shallower, causing the back end (stern) of the yak to go vertical and pitch the paddler out of the yak in front of the yak. When the yak crashes back down upside down, the stern of the yak can hit the paddler in the head and at that moment, the paddler can be rendered unconscious.

The result. The paddler will either drown in a minute or two if unconscious or if the skull is fractured severely, death can be instantaneous.

Anyone trying to come into the beach with a fishing yak of the length I've described better think of the consequences beforehand. That picture may look "cool", but one is asking for trouble and Murphy's Law just might deliver it.

In closing, I think the chances of a fishing paddler getting hurt or killed in the above are "better" than 50-50.
I gues i should have put a disclaimer statement on there about not trying this at home. I guess I figured that the pros would see the humor in what i posted. I dont own a Yak as I said but i would never try that if i did own one. I have seen 60' party boats sunk comming in the inlet because the bow plowed under from a wave. I was just trying to be funny. Didnt meen to ruffel any feathers. Please dont try and beach your Yak that way.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:48 PM   #12
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You didn't ruffle any feathers , some just can't read humor.
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Blake is right .
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:05 AM   #14
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That photo is of a short surfing yak. It's designed to come into the beach that way.

Fishing yaks are normally 12'-15' in length and they're not designed to surf the waves like that. They're also 55-70 pounds with no gear in them.

If a fishing yak of the length I've described above came in that way, the paddler can "easily" be seriously injured or killed.

Example. If the paddler can keep the yak straight, the yak will slide down the wave and the extreme angle will make the front end (bow) dig into the sandy bottom, because the water is getting shallower, causing the back end (stern) of the yak to go vertical and pitch the paddler out of the yak in front of the yak. When the yak crashes back down upside down, the stern of the yak can hit the paddler in the head and at that moment, the paddler can be rendered unconscious.

The result. The paddler will either drown in a minute or two if unconscious or if the skull is fractured severely, death can be instantaneous.

Anyone trying to come into the beach with a fishing yak of the length I've described better think of the consequences beforehand. That picture may look "cool", but one is asking for trouble and Murphy's Law just might deliver it.

In closing, I think the chances of a fishing paddler getting hurt or killed in the above are "better" than 50-50.
Ok then lol. Dude? For real?
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:32 AM   #15
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When newcomers want to learn about yak fishing, they search the internet and come to sites such as this site which have kayak fishing forums. Some newcomers don't register and become members. Some are lurkers trying to get as much factual info as they can so they can learn what to do and what not to do with regards to yak fishing.

I myself lurked on the TKF site (Texas KayakFisherman) for three months before I registered as a member in 2003 with the same user name I use here on this site.

Newbies don't know better and if they didn't know that photo was supposed to be humorous, they'd try coming into the beach that way with a fully outfitted fishing yak.

New people to saltwater offshore yak fishing in Texas where I live, some of them have tried coming in to the beach (just like in the photo) and some of them have gotten hurt with resulting injuries such as concussions, broken ribs, collar bones, arms and wrists. They didn't know it wasn't the proper way to come into the beach after yak fishing offshore.

Why did they come into the beach that way? They saw a photo on TKF posted many years ago similar to the one posted in this topic which gave them the wrong impression this is the safe way how one comes into the beach from offshore yak fishing. There was no disclaimer on that photo either.

Now, if some of you veterans on here think I'm an old stick in the mud with no sense of humor on this, then you're right. I don't equate safety with humor especially when the wrong impression might be given to unsuspecting newbies/lurkers. This picture should have had a disclaimer.

And the above comments in this post from me will be my last on this topic.
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When newcomers want to learn about yak fishing, they search the internet and come to sites such as this site which have kayak fishing forums. Some newcomers don't register and become members. Some are lurkers trying to get as much factual info as they can so they can learn what to do and what not to do with regards to yak fishing.

I myself lurked on the TKF site (Texas KayakFisherman) for three months before I registered as a member in 2003 with the same user name I use here on this site.

Newbies don't know better and if they didn't know that photo was supposed to be humorous, they'd try coming into the beach that way with a fully outfitted fishing yak.

New people to saltwater offshore yak fishing in Texas where I live, some of them have tried coming in to the beach (just like in the photo) and some of them have gotten hurt with resulting injuries such as concussions, broken ribs, collar bones, arms and wrists. They didn't know it wasn't the proper way to come into the beach after yak fishing offshore.

Why did they come into the beach that way? They saw a photo on TKF posted many years ago similar to the one posted in this topic which gave them the wrong impression this is the safe way how one comes into the beach from offshore yak fishing. There was no disclaimer on that photo either.

Now, if some of you veterans on here think I'm an old stick in the mud with no sense of humor on this, then you're right. I don't equate safety with humor especially when the wrong impression might be given to unsuspecting newbies/lurkers. This picture should have had a disclaimer.

And the above comments in this post from me will be my last on this topic.
if someone gets hurt because they couldnt tell a sarcastic post when they see one i think we can go ahead n chalk that one up to natural selection
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:28 PM   #17
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I think ol' night wing puts to much stock in what HE sees online. I don't believe every guy he knows of, who got hurt, actually did it cuz of a yak-surfing video. I've ridden waves in on fishing yaks (not like the OP pick lol) and did it cuz it looked fun...cuz I thought I could. I did. It was fun. If that many people have gotten all those injuries he mentioned, they must not make brains bigger in Texas. Most we hear about around here is lost rods n stuff lol.

The only method I've used to return to the beach is the first one I tried and it works...time the sets, pick your roller and try to beat it to the beach. Gotta give it everything you got for a minute and hope the crest of the wave don't catch your tail lol. It ain't caught me yet...yet I'm sure it will sooner or later but hey, sometimes ya gotta let your ballz hang out. Done right and that wave will set you gently on the beach and wash out from under you, leaving you high and dry (for a second...)

Anyways lol...back to the OP...that looks fun as hell. I want one of those! Like the one guy said, would be great for running shark baits! I'd rent my services out to the sharkers. I wonder what they'd pay per night for a bait bitch???
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