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  ...I should have mentioned...
  Posted by: t.george on Feb-01-13 8:13 AM (EST)
 

that while you're upside down when you feel your boat moving with the surge there are a couple of things to consider. 1)Your paddle is your best defense against impact. Try to keep it in front of you face when in doubt. 2)If your boat is gently surging it's usually better to just wait for things to settle. 3)If the surge feels like you're off to the races, get your boat between you & the direction of trave ASAP; this puts you on the positive pressure side and the boat on the potential impact side. 4)Always best to pick features with clean deep water beyond, so one can be relaxed about recovery if it goes awry. 5)Screw the ego, punch out & swim if needed.

All the best, t.george

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