I don’t mind a few waves as I head out- nice, cooling splash or two as long as I am paddling directly into the wave. The return to shore is more of a worry.
I try to judge the series of waves and wait for a lull to quickly paddle to the water’s edge. This morning, a couple was sitting in the shallow water in their beach chairs…and had to witness my awkward dis-mount! I’m sure it was good for a laugh
Unfortunately, it won’t be much of a beach day until the wind shifts back to a south or east breeze. The black flies were already out in force early this morning. In the meantime…stay cool!