Brad Barrett from Georgia and his family were vacationing in Abaco, in the Bahamas, where they got their W kayak.
Brad’s maiden trip in his W was planned as a tandem fishing trip together with his son. But the dual crew forgot to follow our basic instructions, which are to practice solo paddling on flat water before venturing into any advanced mode such as tandem paddling or surf paddling.
In this case, the two tried something even more advanced, which is tandem paddling in the surf…
To make a long story short, the inexperienced offshore tandem crew attempted to launch their kayak in the surf, and since none of them had any experience in handling the waves in such conditions they capsized.
According to Brad, that was a good lesson …
Says Brad: -“Since then, I used it several times- crossing the surf line is easier than surfing back in. I found that if I was not perfectly straight the approaching wave would push me sideways – I almost wiped out once and it surprised me.
I enjoy using it and I plan to do some jiggering to handle fishing, carrying gear etc.”
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