Wet Exit

Practice getting out of your kayak when it is upside down so you can calmly exit your kayak when you capsize.

It is essential that you can remove your spray skirt while upside down

Technique  Practice Safety  Common Mistakes


There are a few risks to consider when wet exiting, including:

  • Water depth.
  • Spray skirt handle must be accessible.
  • A different skirt or boat might have a tighter fit.
  • In surf keep your body and head leaning forward to reduce the chance of hitting the bottom.
  • In surf or windy conditions try to come up on the ocean or windward side to avoid being hit by the kayak

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