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How To Do a Wet Exit While Kayaking Video

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http://www.rei.com Brad, an REI Outdoor School instructor, shows you how to get out of a capsized kayak in this video. This is called a "wet exit." First, make sure the grab loop of your spray skirt is on the outside of the cockpit combing. So, you're about to go over—take a quick breath before you go under. Let go of the paddle and duck your head by leaning way forward. Now you need to get your spray skirt off. Slap your hands on the sides of the boat then run your hands up the cockpit combing till you get to the grab loop. Grab the loop and extend your arms out, then, using your elbows to brace off the deck, peel back the spray skirt and make sure it's fully released from the cockpit all the way back. Now place your hands on the boat behind your hips, take your knees out of the thigh braces, and push. Your head will come out of the water on one side of the boat—it's kind of like taking off a big pair of plastic pants!


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