But. Im not trying to dodge boats or swim with the big fish either...
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Thread: Paddling Inlets
May 6, 2014, 08:27 PM #12Senior Member
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- Jun 2013
- Singer Island
It's important to get local knowledge. I was visiting and surfing in Panama City Beach at St. Andrews State Park by the jetty, and I asked the crew why no one paddled across the inlet to Shell Island, which looked to me like a better wave. They all said I would get sucked out to sea and don't try it. Glad I asked first.
May 7, 2014, 05:10 AM #13Junior Member
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- Apr 2014
- Long Island
I can't be specific about any inlets. I guess then, suffice it to say that I am interested in crossing every inlet on LI over the course of my life. I have seen a bunch of them in person and they look massive.
If I i ever do try and cross, I will coordinate something with a friend on a ski or kayak or something. I'm not sure if paddling across an inlet would be a practical time saver around here so the act would be more about the adrenaline and saying I did it more than anything else.
I have never heard of anyone crossing inlets around here, and I know one buddy who got swept out to sea during the change in tides at Jones Inlet. I'm pretty sketched by it, especially the boats most of all.