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Topic: Securing rods for surf exits  (Read 2912 times)

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Glad that you enjoyed the sequence shots MJ.  After my world settles down some, I plan on focusing on some video work again. I've got a lot of trips documented but haven't been able to take the time to edit. Im sure that surf entry stack will be in some sort of montage.

Its pretty obvious that I was being a knucklehead in the sequence. The unsecured rods with exposed hooks could've snagged either me, my Kraken riding friend, or someone else playing in the surf.
But, coming in on the same wave? OK, it's not for everyone, but there is just too much potential calamity and hilarity for both myself and those I paddle with to deny. Im also someone who would choose a day riding waves in plastic boats over fishing almost every time, so it's a bonus when we get to do both.

I guess I WAS coming in to the beach feeling pretty confident. It was a good day.
Wow, nice striper. Bet you had that secured when you came in.
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I have strapped my rods to the hull and have never broken a rod tip or rod because 90% of the time the surf rolls a kayak sideways. 99% of the rods I have seen broken were sticking straight up in a rod holder. Most by newbs but some by vets who got to complacent or cocky. The other 10%, you have the  misfortune of catching a big one facing straight at the beach and you dig the bow into the sand  and pitch pole. In this scenario, you are screwed and anything strapped to the hull if vulnerable. The good news is that most of the NW beaches kayaks are launched from are are not steep shore breaks and you are much more likely to roll sideways. All that said, If you have a nice rod and reel, store the rod inside the hull and the reel in a dry bag. I've dumped in the surf more than most fishing Big Sur. It's unforgiving. Nuf said.
I used to boogie board & body surf The Wedge at Newport Beach north jetty (SoCal). Steep beach entries & exits with my Cobra F&D in any swell is a no go for me. I'd find a different spot.
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 I released the striper but my partner took one for grilling.

Thanks MJ/crash for your advice on skull safety.
I do use a helmet when I play in the surf. Not for surf entry or exit on fishing trips, but when Im there just to ride. I used the Greatful Head metal flake skull cap for years but upgraded to the Sweet Strutter.

My creek boat came with keeper slots on the hatch cover to secure my rods.
I swapped out the factory shock cord and replaced it with bungees that I sheathed in vinyl tubing to protect them from hooks.
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