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sidesurfing and high braces

This was a good one today. 20mph+ 48degree water around a slightly protected breakwater at Assateague. We were learning how to teach high braces in the frothy stuff(surf) by having the instructor hip deep on the ocean side of the "student" and behind their cockpit holding onto coaming,when a little wave came in the student could brace into the wave without flipping over, if the wave was a little bigger the instructor can just get pulled with the kayak with head tucked (+helmeted!) behind the paddler and partially on the back deck. Fun but a lot more work than being in the boat! glub glub definately the last winter with neoprene and whatever else can fit.

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