Have you ever flipped while out kayaking? What happened?

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asked May 26, 2017 in Kayaking by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
So far I've been lucky and haven't flipped the yak (except when practicing in a pool). Just wanted to see what some of the experiences were and how you managed it once it happened.

6 Answers

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answered May 26, 2017 by revgramza (1,095 points)
commented May 26, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
Very cool that would be handy!
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answered May 26, 2017 by Ratfish (455 points)
Not yet either but I do practice as well. Never know when the worst could happen and always tie down or leash your gear!
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answered May 26, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
Yes and the key is to make sure everything and everything is tied off and secure. Other than that learn how to get back on and enjoy the fun.
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answered Jun 25, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
My first kayak was a cheap, 8ft sit on top.  I was coming back to shore one time after doing some fishing just past breakers.  As I was coming back in, a wave lifted the back of the kayak and the front tip dug in so that the kayak flipped front to back.  I felt it coming and bailed to side before kayak flipped.  I broke my fishing rod but had no personal injuries other than my pride.  I learned several things like watching the surf and timing my approach better and also always take my rods down and lash em to deck.  I also ended up buying a bigger 12ft kayak.
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answered Jul 12, 2017 by Brilliant1 (595 points)
Never out at sea.

Have flipped in the surf while shoring the boat taking the dog into land.

Have flipped next to the boat or dock.

Mostly boarding and unloading.

What happened... (Besides getting wet,,,)

At shore, stand up, flip the kayak, secure, collect yourself, paddle back. Spend the rest of the trip trying to get all the sand out of everything (this usually happens back at the dock).

At the dock, pray the boarding ladder is deployed, collect & secure, proceed.

At the boat, collect your pride, get on the swim step, tidy up.

You learn to tie everything off and the different configurations needed to keep yourself and your stuff safe and collected.
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answered Aug 5, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
Sure, you get wet.. I do it for practice some times so I can easily get back in.
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