Doh spings to mind, looked a bit hairy out there!
I think next time you should go for it, or turn round quicker lol
I know when I am out kayaking in the surf, If I dont have enough time to turn around to catch the wave up and over is the only escape been flipped upside down a couple of times but still major fun.
Not had the chance to try my zapcat in the surf, but had her out in a gaile, was off Holborn Head in 6-10 ft waves the boat was handling the waves with no problems. Went further out than I had planned and the big rollers had started to break so thought it might be a good idea to head for home. I had to use the on coming wave to turn the boat around 180o, the turn went well untill the force of the wave which we were now surfing down slammed us into the wave which was directly behind us before the turn. This wave crashed over the bow of the boat and quickly filled the boat up, thankfully the open transom shot the water straight out off the boat and we headed back to the in shore waters, which were a bit calmer.
RYA Powerboat Instructor