Tuesday, April 23, 2013

In the soup

Anyone who has checked out the videos of gangs like Neptune's Rangers or the Hurricane Riders on YouTube will be impressed with their skills.  Its a scary place, that soup zone between land and sea.

Finding the right place with the right amount of foamy water that still affords a margin of safety to practice in is the key to developing comfort there.  Last Thursday the swell running into St. Philips crashing over the rocks and rebounding waves gave us an opportunity.

The key to developing any skill is incremental learning.  A good first step is just sitting in the soup to get the feel of being pushed around and how the kayak interacts with the power of the water.  Before long, it will become second nature to hang out there.

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