Wag wrote:Thanks for the feedback. I'm wanting to try wading with my kayak and know that I'm increasing risk (rays, unfamiliar water, etc.) going solo. Just wondering how far off I am.
Stay away from SLP or any other area that can create strong current. Fear the current. Stick to shallow water (1-3') and there are very few real risks (aside maybe losing kayak to strong wind in winter).
There is zero risk to step on stingray in winter in galveston bay (as far as I know). I wade often and do not wear guards, shuffle your feet and your chances are next to zero (but NOT zero and I've heard it is extremely painful, turns you into crying baby that can barely crawl). Don't wade if you have any problem with immune system (diabetes, etc), lookup "Vibrio" in google.
BtB is next level in terms of risk taking. Research separately.