fun and safe
Posted by: old_user on Nov-04-12 6:25 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Nov-04-12 6:49 PM EST --
I'm not aware of any sea kayakers who who have lost their lives or needed to be rescued during a hurricane in this area. Can you please provide a link? The title it says "Sea Kayaking" not surfing. This is a kayaking form not a surfing forum.
I think the title is appropriate. It implies there is risk involved. We are wearing helmets, and specialized gear. Far more people drown by rip tides on a seemingly calm day. I also think there is far greater risk to people who are new at something, like kayaking.
Last year there were almost a dozen deaths from hypothermia when people simply fell off their canoe or motorboat right here in Charleston County. How about white water canoeing, rafting or kayaking? That's more dangerous.
The hurricane or storm swells are safer because they don't have the on shore wind pushing them.
I agree that you know nothing about kayaking. There are plenty of people like you around here with no training who feel the need to ridicule individuals who enjoy training and more challenging conditions, and, also put themselves at far greater risk on calm water because they aren't properly prepared and think they know everything.
I don't appreciate your snide remark about "darwinism award" but this is the internet and trolls take cheap shots all the time.
The fact is sea kayaks are extremely seaworthy. If you don't like it you are in the wrong place.
PS.. This is just one link to a canoeist who drowned from hypothermia in this area. There are many more, as I said about a dozen each year. Now please provide your link to all these sea kayak causalities during hurricanes in this area.
YakCatcher Rod Holder
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