Let there be no mistake.
You must never abandon your boat.
Swimming to shore is the very last option to take in consideration.
IS NOT THE SAME ....
|It's a long way to shore.......|
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTOR
DRESSING TO PADDLE OR TO SWIM
DON’T LOSE YOUR PADDLE!!
|You can also intimidate anglers|
OPEN SEA BASIC SWIMMING
|Roberto: Crawl. Fugy: Breaststroke.|
|Alberto sprinting to safety|
CHOOSING THE RIGHT WAY
In adition, if the wave breaks and do not wash the sand, it can hide a dangerous hydraulic with a great body of water returning to the ocean in the botton and the waves arriving to the beach in the surface.
|Follow the dark brick road......|
|Grab firmly to resist the push|
|In white waters our paddle may be our best friend to stand in a safe place|
|only one more hard fight....|
|Don't try to go out there......|
|...look for safer options|
|We must look carefully the shore, safe and easy places to our landing may be hidden near hard and dangerous spots.|
|In 2-feet waves, this would be a bad idea|
If we can get to shore going through shallow waters, we will do it keeping a defensive position, don’t try to walk over the bottom stones, with the incoming waves your feet can become trapped and it can result in serious knees and ankles injuries, and possibly we would end up by falling head first in the stones.
|My good friend Pablo taking his first Rock&Swim contact.|