What close calls have you had when kayaking?

+3 votes
asked May 31, 2017 in Kayaking by dwalters (70 points)

5 Answers

+2 votes
answered May 31, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
For me it was the surf/waves, I have gotten in a few troublesome moments. It is a matter of timing and awareness and sometimes you win and loose.
+1 vote
answered Jun 2, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
Thankfully none yet! I'm just getting started in kayak fishing though... still, hoping i don't get into too much trouble ;-)
+1 vote
answered Jul 12, 2017 by Brilliant1 (595 points)
The 10 foot thresher encounter was an uncertain moment.

The sea lion pups were cool, but mom was not.

It's better to plan the trip and know your limits - it's not fun to be tired and fighting wind & current for hours at a time.
+1 vote
answered Aug 16, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
Being flipped end over front in surf on one of my early attempts at fishing just past breakers.  It was a cheap lightweight kayak.  I felt it coming and bailed but my rod got broken and my reel got full of sand.
+1 vote
answered Jul 17, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
Got flipped by an ascending manatee in The ICW so not a big deal.
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