Getting into the kayak on dry land is one of the easier ways to get into your kayak.
There are many different ways that you can get into and out of your kayak. In fact, getting into the kayak is more than likely one of the hardest parts of kayaking. You should always make sure that you know what you’re doing before you start trying to get into your kayak. When it comes to getting into the kayak on dry land, there are a few things that you’ll want to pay attention to so that you are successful and don’t get hurt.
When you’re planning on launching from a beach, you should make sure that you check the surf conditions. Keep in mind that the lower the surf, the easier it will be to get out to sea. Therefore, you should always make sure that there is as little surf as possible before you head out.
Before getting into the kayak on dry land, you should also check around the area to make sure that there are no rocks in your way. For this reason, you should really only get into the kayak on land if you’re on a sandy beach. Otherwise, you might scratch or puncture the bottom of your kayak. Once you’ve determined that there are no rocks in your direct path, you’ll be ready to get going.
Pull your kayak a little bit off the beach so that the bow is already floating. This will be important so that you’ll be able to get off the beach once you’re in the kayak. You’ll want the kayak to be on the ground at least a little bit so that you’ll be able to pull yourself away from the beach. However, you’ll want to keep in mind that the kayak will settle lower in the water after you get in. With that in mind, make sure that you pull the kayak off the beach enough so that it will be able to slide into the water once you are inside.
If you are getting into a two-person kayak on dry land, make sure that you pull the kayak a little bit further from the beach than you would if it was just a kayak for one person, since it will have the weight of two people in it and will settle even lower in the water.
After you are in the kayak, push off from the beach using your paddles, and you’ll be ready to kayak!