fear of paddling out help!!! xD

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by badon, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Nosediving expert

    Nosediving expert Well-Known Member

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    Aug 21, 2014
    Walk it out as far as you can then wait for lull, then paddle. Walk out in the rip, not impact zone
     
  2. Nosediving expert

    Nosediving expert Well-Known Member

    76
    Aug 21, 2014
    Its a mental block
     

  3. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    were you traumatized as a child?

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  4. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014

    These days I often find myself looking at the crowd in the water and the ****ty east coast waves and finding myself hesitant to bother paddling out. I find it helps to get into my wetsuit at the house so when I get to the beach I feel obligated to at least paddle out.
     
  5. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

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    Dec 21, 2010
    Putting wetsuit on at house is always a good way to force yourself to go out.
    But if it's way beyond your skill or comfort level, don't go.
    If it looks intimidating, but do-able, just paddle out and sit and wait. Take it all in and take off on some smaller ones that you are comfortable with. They will be out there too.
    Going out with someone, a friend or even just an acquaintance helps.
    Get comfortable in the water no matter what. Swim when you can, dive etc. Go out in ****ty conditions when it's windy. It all helps.
     
  6. MrMacdugal

    MrMacdugal Well-Known Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    Pee in your suit in the parking lot. That will obligate you to go out or go home with stink suit
     
  7. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
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  8. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    do not be fearful just prepare with a proper sand recon sandrecon.jpg
     
  9. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Man, that's an awful lot of sand to reconne. I know you're up to the task though frosty.