Launching your kayak well gets you off to a good start. You want to avoid injury when lifting or handling the boat, or damage to the kayak. And you don't want to go for an embarrassing swim just as you push off - we've all done it! These tips and techniques can help make launching an enjoyable and safe experience.
Launching through a surf zone is out of the scope of basic skills.
When launching through small waves or a small shore break, you can use the same techniques as for flat water.