RhodeIslandDiver - 7/19/2010 5:33 PM

It’s a good idea to throw a long stern line with a large bouy attached to get a good idea of how strong the currents are, and what direction they are moving and as a safety line should the current take you. In my experience the current is much more dangerous than the waves. Once you jump in BC always inflated, obviously, try to go more on your back side feet facing the boat, better to hit your foot than head, and like you noted take a good long jump as far from the boat as you can, if the current is strong grab the stern line so you can pull yourself back if need be. Like anything else you improve your skills and confidence with practice.

Good luck,