A Family Adventure

Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Narragansett Beach

May 9, 2010
Emilie Phillips

Sunday we went out in search of non flat water. I really wanted to get out in some real seas in my new boat before our BCU 3 star exam this weekend. We searched the internet high and low and decided that the only place within driving distance with more than a half foot of waves was Rhode Island. Tyson got a really good picture of me punching through a wave. We put in at an outflow with a bunch of current that in other phases of the tide supposedly gets some fun rapids. Unfortunately at one point I ended up fending off the rocks on shore with my paddle so that I would not scrape my new boat. My paddle slipped between two rocks and the pressure of me moving in the current snapped the tip off. So I did the rest of the day with my spare paddle.

The waves weren’t too big. Although it did take me a bit to get used to them. The wind was blowing 15kts or so. We surfed a little bit and then paddled out a ways from shore toward the next point of land. Around lunchtime, there was nothing but rocky shore to land on. Tyson managed to find a fun little boat sized alcove where the waves were not reaching. So we pulled out there. Returning, the wind was more at our backs. We had fun with a little bit of light rock play. And then back at the beach we did a bunch more surfing while gradually heading toward the car.

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