The way you choose to land will depend on the landing spot and on your skill level.

Landing in flat water

A sheltered sandy beach makes an ideal landing spot. 

Generally you will land at 90 degrees to the beach, so you can push your bow high onto the sand to stabilise the kayak. You may choose to land parallel to the beach or a pontoon. If dodging rocks or coral you may need to exit in shallow water to avoid damage to the boat.

Here are some tips for landing:

  • Stabilise the kayak as much as you can before you get out.
  • For extra stability, place your paddle at right angles to the kayak behind your cockpit coaming, and lean on it while getting out.
  • Have both feet out of the kayak and on a firm footing before you stand up.

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