Let me apoligize in advance if you guys have covered this topic several hundred times already.
As a new kayaker I am interested in learning to roll for the confidence and safety factors it provides. I bought the "Bombproof Roll" book, read the appropriate chapers, and figured it would not be too hard to learn by myself. I promply jumped into the pool with the kayak (17+ ft Spring Run) and attempted to roll. After several attempts I managed to roll a large amount of chlorinated water into my sinus's and nearly made it up, but not quite.
Having never even seen anyone roll a kayak I am not sure what i was doing wrong.
Should I give up trying to do it myself and wait until a class opens up?
Is my Kayak to large to learn the first roll with?
Should I wear nose plugs? Absolutely!!
Thanks for your help and patience,