Getting out isn't horrible- coming back in is the tough part... As others say, if it is your first few times- go as light as possible.
- If I go out in the ocean, I ONLY take two piece poles so that I can disassemble them and strap them in the cargo well. (I fish out of the Outback and Adventure)
Even a little 1 ft wave can toss and flip you right at the end when you least expect it... trust me.....
If I have someone on the beach- I attach a rope to the bow and toss it to my buddy. I hop out and have him run the kayak in.
By myself, (all depends on conditions) I usually attach a rope (I use about 30ft), hop out before the breakers, leave the kayak holding the rope- wait for a break and run like mad up the shore