As I was preparing to get my gear on I was watching some who looked like seasoned veterans of diving, begin their shore entry. As I watched I was amazed at how some of these guys did not really know how to deal with the medium surf. Most of them got hammered and I was not sure if they had lost any gear. I saw one or two was up on shore like a beached whale covered in sand!
I thought to myself, although this was not something I had tried before I took a moment to evaluate the situation and come up with a plan to successfully get past the surf.
First I was watching the waves and trying to time the sets comming in.
Second I rehearsed what I was going to do with my dive buddy and agreed on the plan.
Normally when it is super calm we just walk out reg and mask off BC inflated put on fins at chest deep and proceed to kick out.
This time the surf was up so this could not be done.
In these conditions I chose to put my reg and mask on and partially inflated my BC. Then I proceeded to time the sets so I could walk to chest deep to get my fins on.
Once fins were on I deflated BC and kick out past the surf .
Now this worked for me, but I am curious as to how do some of you handle going out when there is some surf present.