I've had no problems with the PA. I'm patient and choose my set wisely. But yeah, a drift sock deployed at the right moment...like a parachute.MrPhoShiz said:like a drift bag? might work to keep your rear end down. Im with black jeep, in the outback i would surf the waves in full force straight ahead. Lean back to keep the weight on the back as im surfing and id have my paddle out ready to steer. PAs and other big yaks can be different.