retract rudder or skeg
Posted by: CapeFear on Nov-01-12 9:13 AM (EST)
I suggest against having either deployed in surf landings. A deployed skeg slammed up from the bottom tends to kink skeg cables quite easily, so you lose your ability to control them from the cockpit. I think it's fine to use skegs and rudders to assist you in controlling a kayak. I don't think it's fine for skegs and rudders to be the difference between control and out of control. And using either during surf landings is a quick way to cause issues. So I suggest learning and practicing your surf landings without.