Surf zone kayaking
Posted by: old_user on Aug-20-12 3:56 PM (EST)
This article and your others about launching, landing and side surfing were very helpful during my week in ocean city nj. We pay an exorbitant fee to keep a hobie catamaran at a designated boat beach with signs posted to keep a small corridor clear through waters edge. However, people invariably sit and swim there so a constant process of nicely asking them to allow us through passage and educating them on the danger of swimming in the path of incoming and outgoing sailboats and kayaks. Not always easy to see them over swells and breakers when you must land in a confined 100 foot wide area. Use of air horn is recommended but you would be surprised at the number of people who put themselves at risk. We are required to carry a large insurance policy for liability.
PFD's (Life Jackets)
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