Thursday, January 21, 2016

Open Water Hazard

Saw this freak 2-3 foot wave moving across Mobile Bay last week. There was not a single ship visible on the horizon. 

Freak waves like this is one reason why when on open waters that (sit-in) kayakers wear their spray skirt, even if the waters are calm. By the time a kayaker hears a wave like this coming there likely will not be time to put the spray skirt on.

A 3 foot breaking wave could dump alot of water into kayak or even capsize the kayak if the individual does not have time to prepare for the wall of water.

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