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Topic: What not to do and what not to do when Surf launching and landing & ?  (Read 1975 times)

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I wonder why he didn't pull his kayak out of the surf so he could gather his stuff and recover a little.
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I wonder why he didn't pull his kayak out of the surf so he could gather his stuff and recover a little.

I think that is one of several astute observations we can learn from here! :smt002

a golden rule is that this activity is supposed to be fun. That guy isn't having any fun by the end.
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I wonder why he didn't pull his kayak out of the surf so he could gather his stuff and recover a little.

Well said.  He also should have kept his kayak on the shore side of the break once he got into trouble but this shows just how quickly a good time can turn into a nightmare when dealing with the ocean.

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This was so painful to watch. Was he just an older guy that couldn't move quick enough? Felt sorry for him but man what a kook.

I hope to find more gems like this video as I go through some older posts!
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And no, you will not learn how to do it from watching youtube.

That is so not true. If you watch this you are pretty much golden:


This kayak was on CL the next day  :smt001
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This kayak was on CL the next day  :smt001

Did it say "never been launched"?
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This kayak was on CL the next day  :-)

Did it say "never been launched"?

Lol ....  I bet your daddy jokes are top notch and cause lots of eye rolls ...  :smt044 ...
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Take a surf introduction class. I'm signed up with River and Ocean for a class at Half Moon Bay May 19, if anyone wants to join me.
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Take a surf introduction class. I'm signed up with River and Ocean for a class at Half Moon Bay May 19, if anyone wants to join me.

Mark,  I think this is a great idea and may join you.  Does anyone know of other resources - classes, hookups, etc - that cover the subject of surf launch/land?


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Here's a true story.  I saw a rookie land his Revo 16 on a calm day.  He grabbed the front handle with his head low.  A wave came in and pushed the bow up and hit his chin like being hit with an upper cut. He lost some teeth.
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Take a surf introduction class. I'm signed up with River and Ocean for a class at Half Moon Bay May 19, if anyone wants to join me.

Mark,  I think this is a great idea and may join you.  Does anyone know of other resources - classes, hookups, etc - that cover the subject of surf launch/land?

Monterey Bay Kayaks has one as well.
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Take a surf introduction class. I'm signed up with River and Ocean for a class at Half Moon Bay May 19, if anyone wants to join me.

Mark,  I think this is a great idea and may join you.  Does anyone know of other resources - classes, hookups, etc - that cover the subject of surf launch/land?

Indeed, CCK and kayak Connection both had surf classes at one point. Not sure if they still offer them, but any kayak shop near the coast ought to have some options. In the bay area the UCSF rec program Outdoors Unlimited had a few great ones, open to the public.
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