The practice of kayaking at sea is not at all outlandish, and proof of this is the spectacular increase in sales of these elements in recent years, much of it destined for use in sport fishing; but before heading out on your kayak, we must outline a couple recommendations that should not be forgotten at any point in time.
Try to be seen
As a general rule, I strongly recommend the use of extremely colorful kayaks. A kayak is very low and not visible in the distance for motor boats. In that sense, it is also advisable to carry a whistle or a horn by hand.
Put it on, put it on
The lifejacket is for forced use. It is true that in case of rollover the best lifeguard is the kayak itself, but the vest can save our life if we fall by a sudden fainting, keeping our head out of the water. In case of overturning, the kayak should never be abandoned.
Better not leave loose ends
All the essential must be well tied to the kayak (especially the rowing), but we have to pay attention to the tangle of ropes. Cabos yes, but the just.
Don’t Hurt Your Back
If we have to walk on the beach to the water with the kayak on its back, it is worth buying a cart designed for such situations. When loading it to the top of the car, between two there is no problem. If you should do it yourself, it is best to lift the kayak from one end and put it on the back, like a shell, to support the tip on the roof and slide it forward, or put a towel on the car’s aileron, the kayak at one end, support it in the car, and lift pushing from the other end to slide on the roof.
If we fish in the afternoon it is not enough to carry an approved light or at least a waterproof flashlight and some big lights in case we were late. In principle, night-time navigation of a bath complement object is not permitted for safety reasons.
In case of rollover the best lifeguard is the kayak itself, but the vest can save our life if we fall by a sudden fainting
Two is better than one
Fishing in company is the best thing to do, so if something happened we can get immediate help.
The most recommended is the use of breathable isothermal suits to protect us from the cold.
To say where we are going
Tell family or friends where we are going and the estimated time of return.
Attention to time
The fisherman must be well acquainted with some notions about climatology, having to plan his departure from the sea in different conditions, being able to look for piers or small ports where the conditions of exit are favorable. The wind and the sea can change abruptly, so we must pay attention to the most dangerous wind conditions of our coast.
You cannot drive without permission from most large commercial ports.
If we anchor, the cape should be left long, especially if we make a double anchor, since before a short cape could some excessive wave give us some fright, passing us over.
Scissors or shredders
We must always carry a pair of scissors, even better if they are forceps and the cutting system allows even cutting hooks or anchors, so it could pass …
Protect yourself from the sun … and the hooks. It is best to fish for clothing, especially if we spin spinning with heavy lures. It is also advisable to use the polarized ones.