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Re: Lake Paddling Conditions
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David, If you ever get the chance to paddle a Mariner Coaster in that stuff I think you'll have a great time, those long lean sharp entry sea kayaks are just plain magnets for turbulence. There are different degrees of confused water in tide rips so find some manageable ones to play in. I took an intermediate class with SeaTrek in Sausalito 5 yrs ago and had a great time. One of the things the instructor had us do was paddle in that stuff with closed eyes. Another time it was practicing rescues in it. This was all 1ft. choppy stuff with 3kt. currents.