A lousy freakin day to fish. pacificwaverider.com said that cabrillo beach was flat to 1 foot swells. We were greeted by 2-4 and some 7-8 footers in the middle of the f'ing ocean. One kelp bed actually had breaking waves 400 yards FROM SHORE! Couldnt concentrate on fishing with mountainous waves passing me by. Twas a roller coaster out there. A sport fisher almost got swamped.
And I botched a landing. Wiped out in 3 feet of water. I shoulda punched into the landing. Instead, my lame brain thought I could glide in. What was I thinking! Dunked 3 reels. Lost some tools and some tackle too. My reels are soaking in SaltX now. Will rebuild them thru the week.
I did take this vid of the launch. Hope you like.
LESSONS LEARNED: 1) When launching a kayak, dont bother with taking a vid. FOCUS on the task at hand! 2) On a slow day of fishing, there is no reason to try a slow landing
And top lesson learned for today NO.3!
"Read This, Live Longer. 1. Hobie Kayaks are not intended for use in rapids, or in breaking surf.
2. Hobie encourages you to wear a Coast Guard approved lifevest. 3. Always let common sense be your guide. 4. Oh yeah, exercise, eat right, and floss.