-- Last Updated: Jan-12-13 4:52 AM EST --
here is another rescue in big heavy conditions. this looks pretty dangerous to me.with the: the surfers
one of the guys is knocked over by a big wave and his paddle breaks..so this is the real thing. thanks to the boy that put out the clip. i have paddled with them several times.
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Posted by: Peter-CA on Jan-12-13 1:09 PM (EST)
Posted by: dc9mm on Jan-12-13 1:39 PM (EST)
Yes that windsurfer went right over rthe tow line and was pretty close to the man in water.
Don't play in the surf |
Posted by: seadart on Jan-12-13 6:59 PM (EST)
if you can't handle crashing. The windsurfers probably had some choice words for the kayaker parked in the take off zone,
Armchair analysis ...|
Posted by: seadart on Jan-12-13 2:47 PM (EST)
The waves are breaking but they are spilling, and not steeped walled up boomers, they break and then backing off. I I was in this situation, I would flip the boat upright, lie on the back deck and swim the boat in like a surfboard. He only needs to move the boat 30 yds or so to be out of the major impact zone. Then hang on to the back and ride the whitewash in. I seriously recommend kayakers practicing paddling their craft while lying on the back deck. if a huge wave comes through you can sink the stern, let go and hope for the best. Not much point hanging on a boat in waves and hoping for your friends to come and get clobbered.
Yep, that was painful to watch ..|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Jan-12-13 11:48 PM (EST)
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-15-13 10:44 AM (EST)
The rope wraped around the kayak|
Posted by: castoff on Jan-13-13 10:05 AM (EST)
Sure looked like an entanglement hazard after he rolled up the second time in the surf with his tow rope wraped around his kayak just in front of him. I second climbing on the back of the kayak rather than waiting.
Posted by: rjd9999 on Jan-13-13 2:58 PM (EST)
confused, with lots of rebound waves (clapotis) from the rocks, but otherwise, I would not call these big waves. In fact, I've done surf practice with novices in larger waves.
Posted by: svenkalmar on Jan-13-13 4:54 PM (EST)
look at those waves where you see the kayak frtom a distance. kayak looks small. so i dont know. id say they are pretty big..
Posted by: rjd9999 on Jan-13-13 6:32 PM (EST)
When the entire length of my 17' boat can sit on the face of the wave and there is wave both below and above, that's a bit of a wave. Now, I've only done that a few times and didn't stay out long, but when paddling in an ocean storm, you sometimes exceed your comfort level.
Posted by: seadart on Jan-13-13 7:55 PM (EST)
yes. this place |
Posted by: svenkalmar on Jan-14-13 1:54 AM (EST)
is called saltstein, and its one of southeast norways most heavy beaches since the waves can come in directly with a long fetch. I agree that the waves might not have been the most difficult(dangerous. I belive the guys where taken a bit by surprise, and when they posted the clip they also asked for suggestions as to what they could have done better.
Posted by: FrankNC on Jan-14-13 11:52 AM (EST)
I never thought about paddling the kayak like a surfboard while laying on the back deck. I'll have to fill it with water and try that at the pool this winter.
Posted by: svenkalmar on Jan-14-13 12:37 PM (EST)
id like to see some of those big ocean stormwaves in a clip one day. stuff like that is facinating. I have befriended a pilotboat driver, so perhaps one day i can bring a kayak in the pilotboat.
solo back deck |
Posted by: nickjc on Jan-14-13 4:12 PM (EST)
Here's a pic of a student 'riding' his boat in like a surfboard a couple of weeks ago in a surf class taught by rogue wave adventures in Washington.
so many options|
Posted by: nickjc on Jan-14-13 1:04 PM (EST)
with a spare paddle:
in my opinion|
Posted by: jesse59 on Jan-14-13 7:01 PM (EST)
The only good rescue in the surf is a self rescue, and towing is a recipe for disaster!
was the sailboarder coming to help?|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-15-13 10:48 AM (EST)
Or just oblivious to the whole thing?
Posted by: rjd9999 on Jan-15-13 11:19 AM (EST)
The intentions of the sailboarder were unclear, but he could easy have taken the swimmer to shore more quickly and safely than the kayakers could.
Posted by: svenkalmar on Jan-15-13 11:24 AM (EST)
Playing well with others ....|
Posted by: seadart on Jan-15-13 11:50 AM (EST)
I think what a lot of kayakers miss, is an understanding of the rules of the game in areas that are frequented by other people riding surf craft. You need to learn the rules of the road and stay out of the way. Sail boards don't have a right of way, but nobody in their right mind is going to drop in on one when moving a full speed.
Posted by: svenkalmar on Jan-15-13 11:54 AM (EST)
when the waves get this bit its not so easy to see a kayak, or surfer for that matter..you are focuced on the conditions, and all of a sudden they are there heading streight at you. Ive paddled quite a lot with surfers and its been great. serving them caffe from the kayak and chatting.
Posted by: rjd9999 on Jan-15-13 1:46 PM (EST)
Surfers, sailboarders, and kayaks tend to avoid being in the same place at the same time. Surfers REALLY dislike having kayaks among them for obvious reasons. Kayaks are (typically) under less control (since they don't cut as sharply or as well), have lots more mass, and continue to travel in the wave even after the capsize. Collisions between surfers and kayaks don't end well for the surfer.
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Posted by: seadart on Jan-15-13 2:57 PM (EST)
Sailboarders and kite surfers only tend to surf around here when it is so windy it's not worth board surfing or paddle surfing.
Posted by: svenkalmar on Jan-15-13 3:09 PM (EST)
you know Halvor? he was an awesome kayaker, but has stopped, to become sailboarder.
what about the sailboarder?|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-16-13 10:52 AM (EST)