My first attempt at sea kayaking
The waves were fairly calm (compared to a few weekends ago) so I went for it.
We lugged out the kayaks and got our safety gear on. Thank goodness for the two instructors giving me some tips.
Tip #1 - If you fall off the kayak - never let the kayak get between the wave and your body. I learned this the hard way in shallow water...and have a huge bruise on my leg to show for it. Thankfully I learned this early on and wasn't actually hurt.
Helmet - check!
Lifevest - check!
And off I go!
Didn't go very far. The waves are very strong and hard, and between paddling and trying to keep balance and fighting off the waves, it took me a few tries to figure out how to make it work.
Attempt #3 - Made it to the other side! Once I was on the other side of the waves, it was fairly relaxing and not as difficult to keep on paddling.