Planning a trip to Northern Ca. and Or. in a month, and I have been attempting to teach my wife rough water rescues with little luck in central Kansas.
Today the wind was 30mph plus and the lake we were on has areas that cliffs border the lake, reflecting waves. Between the power wake board crazies, wind driven whitecaps, and reflected waves, a perfect confused/rough water training afternoon.
This morning my wife said it was going to be to crappy a day to go out, and it turned into a lot of fun.
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Posted by: ezwater on Jul-07-13 11:10 PM (EST)
Posted by: trvlrerik on Jul-08-13 6:59 PM (EST)
though not bomb proof in both directions, my wife is still one direction only, oddly enough it is clock wise, our class started us counter clockwise and she switched.
Posted by: rjd9999 on Jul-08-13 2:29 PM (EST)
is all about attitude. You can have great fun in lousy conditions (up to the point where they exceed skills by too great a margin). This is how one learns to control the boat and to become safer on the water.
that's the key|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jul-08-13 4:56 PM (EST)
It can be a lot of fun.
Posted by: Jaybabina on Jul-09-13 3:02 PM (EST)
It's good to hear that some people have enough intelligence to actually prepare for a trip. If you can paddle confidently in the conditions you practiced in, you're probably fine. If you go again in rough stuff, try turning your kayak 180 degrees and go back the way you came and then again. Turning extremely in rough conditions might be necessary in a real situation and it's good practice.