I hope he was smart enough to have a dry suit on before even attempting such a thing in the winter! NO! I had on breathable waders and a polypro top. The water came in up to my shins.
Just curious, was the paddler unable to self rescue and paddle back in or was the help just more appealing? Help was there, too good to pass up
With a sit on top it should have been pretty easy. Easy does not come to mind when waves are pounding in every 15 seconds. I'd be glad to spot you and you tell me if its easy. But easy is not the word I would use.
The surf sure looked good in the pics. It looked different from where I was sitting
Wow! You are lucky to be telling the story! I paddle alot and I fish alot but have yet to mix the two. I know how tricky it is trying to self rescue in pounding surf. From the photos it looked more like a rogue wave thats why I was wondering about self rescue. I grew up surfing that inlet this time of year and I can't believe you went out with out a wetsuit or dry suit - you are a braver man than I! Just happy you are here to tell the story[angel]