Thursday, 31 May 2012

Rough water handling

After looking back at the photos from the previous days surfing, both Anita and Nick had been given the task of considering were to paddle based on what they wanted from there last day and as it happens, both were on for rough water, turning in wind and self rescues ... so with a F3/4 with gusts of F5 SW Rhoscolyn was the place ...

A few balance exercises provided a good opportunity for assisted rescues and contact tows and we explored the use of a short link to clip kayaks.

Push + pull methods were tried, with the casualty on the down or up wind side ...

Then it was out to Beacon for some rougher water ....

A couple of laps were done, with into wind and down wind runs and Nick was given the role of leading and managing his position, in relation to Anita ...

The day was finished off with self rescues, back deck and re entry and roll, producing good food for thought.  Back at Menai Bridge we reflected back on the week, wondering if this was the end of the summer!!

roger chandler

north wales sea kayaking
sea kayak anglesey

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