Posted by: ADNelson on Feb-08-13 6:39 AM (EST)
I really do realize that it will be much more difficult than what I assume it will be, and I, regardless of whether I try open water or not, will practice self-rescues on a quiet lake.
I wanted to try this on the Finger Lakes, I thought that they would be small enough on a calm day to gain experience with the boat without putting myself in serious danger.
I know that I am in NO WAY ready for the surf zone or the open ocean. Is this still sort of foolish?