After 6 years, I finally leaned too far. It is amazing how fast it can happen. Got all my stuff back. Wear life vest every time, all the time.
This^^^^lol its always makes you feel great when you launched in the morning and come back in the afternoon with a beach full of people and roll in the surf they seem to find it humorousyouve only done it once! ive done it probably 5-6 times, in the surf of course. never lost anything too important, maybe a pair of pliers here or there.
This ^^^^ jd hit the nail on the head yall take your time and pay attention to the surf I do have kayak experience but also I work on the spill and I'm in waders walkin the squash zone (where the waves are crashing on the shore) 5 days a week so I've spent many hours watchin and reading the surf and you can be standing at one spot and the waves could be 5ft rollers breakin all the way from the sandbar and then u can go 20 ft down and have 1ft rollers not breaking at all until they hit the shoreline.. its a lot better just draggin the yak a little further than to get rolled lose gear and get beat up by a 60-90 lb yak*knocks on wood* I have yet to roll. I do take my time to read the surf when launching and coming in. There places and times that you can casually come in no problems but just a few yards in either direction and at the same time would absolutely roll you.