Sea Kayak Surfing Jordan River

This short video of sea kayak surfing on the west coast. The on deck camera doesn’t do full justice to the wave, luckily there is a shore based cam that caught the scale and speed of the ride. The paddler, from THR does a nice job of grabbing a down the line run in the top of the wave, he get’s unlucky on a close out at the end of the wave and is tossed top to bottom. I have been trying to do some filming of the control you can maintain in the top of the wave vs. the bottom. Pacific coast waves always help.

My other notice is the speed he picks up prior to the kayak beginning to plane. So often paddlers let waves catch them and throw them, rather than the reverse.