Many people are afraid of this...until they take a class and learn the “wet exit”, a technique of rolling over and exiting the boat. Gravity isn’t just a good idea, it’s the LAW! Most folks slip easily out of the seat with little or no effort. In fact, when learning the kayak roll, learning to stay IN the kayak after a roll-over is an acquired skill! The larger the cockpit size the easier it will be to “wet exit”!