Yeah, coming in in that yak was a problem I did not foresee. The skirt did a pretty good job after tightening it up, but by the time I got close in I still had taken on some water. I had added enough flotation that it stayed upright. It was sluggish and not as stable, but I was able to paddle in even with it swamped. What I did not consider is that under that circumstance the bottom would hit the sand in about 6" of water and then the force of the water would roll it. Not a lot of personal peril at that point; I was practically on the beach. But it is rough on equipment.nice meeting you as well. I finally quit fishing around 2 and went to the sound side and caught a few crabs and raked up some clams. They'll bite here before long. Kayaking in the surf looks fun but also looks like a good way of losing your tackle or ruining it.
Yeah, if I were there purely to fish with highest chance of success, that probably would have been the plan. I just brought it along on a day at the beach with the kids though and I wanted to find out how it would do in the surf.Yall should had those yaks in the backwaters pounding reds.