zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

How to Get Back Up On and Sit-on-Top Kayak After Falling Out

by
author image Krista Sheehan
Krista Sheehan is a registered nurse and professional writer. She works in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and her previous nursing experience includes geriatrics, pulmonary disorders and home health care. Her professional writing works focus mainly on the subjects of physical health, fitness, nutrition and positive lifestyle changes.
How to Get Back Up On and Sit-on-Top Kayak After Falling Out
You'll need to know how to re-enter your kayak if it flips in the water. Photo Credit Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images

Cruising through the crisp water in a kayak is a perfect way to spend a gorgeous spring or summer day. But when your kayak flips, that peaceful paddle can turn into a stressful situation if you’re not prepared. If you’re using a sit-on-top kayak, you’ll have an easier time getting your bottom back into the boat. Still, you’ll want to understand the process before pushing into the water -- otherwise you might end up doggy-paddling your way back to shore with your kayak in tow.

Step 1

Flip your kayak over if necessary. To do this, reach across the bottom of the boat -- which is now floating above the water -- and grasp onto the kayak’s edge or the scupper holes.

Step 2

Lift your knees up until they’re touching the top of the boat -- which is currently under the water. Lean backward and pull the kayak toward you, flipping it over.

Step 3

Tuck your paddle into the deck lines to prevent it from floating away from you. If necessary, you can hold the paddle with one hand and simply perform the following steps with the other hand -- but it will be a bit more difficult to get yourself into the kayak.

Step 4

Move along the side of the kayak until your body is near the depression where you’ll sit. Of course, you’ll want to be facing the kayak.

Step 5

Float on your belly while holding onto the side of the kayak. Allow your feet to float near the surface of the water.

Step 6

Reach across the depression and grasp onto the far edge of the kayak.

Step 7

Pull your body across the kayak. Kick your feet gently to help propel yourself forward. Stop once your belly is resting against the depression.

Step 8

Flip onto your backside and adjust your position until your bottom is securely in the kayak’s sitting depression. Sit up and swing your feet forward onto the kayak.

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

CURRENTLY TRENDING

Demand Media

Our Privacy Policy has been updated. Please take a moment and read it here.