Coastal Kayak’s lead instructor, Mitch Mitchell, has made a number of kayak and stand up paddleboard instructional videos over the years but this one on launching a kayak through the surf remains the most popular!
Before attempting this, you will want to have a very solid base of kayaking skills under your belt. You should have killer bracing and edging skills. You should be very comfortable with wet exits and self-rescues. A roll is, of course, even better. And you should have spent a good amount of time standing on the beach, studying waves and sets and beach styles. In other words, this is not for beginners!
You can check out more of his videos, some instructional and some purely for entertainment, on his YouTube channel!