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In this situation the paddler was close to shore getting ready to land and he got broached and the wave broke on his kayak. After he was broached it had his kayak rotated over nearly 90* and it dumped on him as he was capsizing. It was shallow and he hit the bottom and it was hard to tell because the wave was on top of him, but it looked like the when he hit the bottom the kayak rotated over top of him and was pushed toward shore as the wave washed it in and he was left where he hit the bottom. It was surprising to everyone because it was not a very big wave, and it was not a very rough day. It was just the right set of circumstances.

So- think of it from the bow- the wave rotates the kayak about 75* and the wave breaks on him pushing him the rest of the way over. His shoulder hits the bottom, but the kayak continues to rotate around and is pulled off from his body on the opposite side.

I'm not sure that description is any better. The wave was between he and I, but it looked like the hatches blew when the wave broke on the kayak.

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