Sea Kayaking: Malabar

On the last day of summer 2016/17 it was time for another sea kayak paddle with the Tuesday group.
 
The wind was dying off, only about 10 knots and the swell was only 1 to 1.5 metres and pretty much lined up with the wind. Although we had a light shower after the start, we were to experience quite a bit of blue sky.
Near the headland and along the cliffs, the swell, combined with the bounce back from the cliffs, gave us quite a ride. Soon Ken was swimming, so the whistles were blowing to stop and regroup. After a few missed practice rolls, Caroline reentered cowboy style. Maybe it was the extra effort, but shortly she was about to succumb to sea sickness and was escorted home.
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Regrouping on the gently rolling ocean
Out in the ocean the  group tends to regroup every 1 to 2 kilometres. This gives the chance for a rest. It also gave me a chance to practice some of the manoeuver techniques that Rob taught me this afternoon.
Like a lot of these paddles, the way home was downwind and with the swell. Great waves to catch.
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Finally, we rounded off the day catching some waves on the reef inside the bay.

 

 

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Author: exploringyonder15

Life is for exploring. Cycle, paddle, walk, trek, camp, cook, renovate or simply sit and observe - my journey.

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