Once you've spotted land, the trick is to safely get there. If the shoreline is rocky and you can't raft in, a trick to swimming ashore is to:
If you've been lost at sea and you finally arrive at land, you're not going to talk yourself out of going ashore because the rocks look dangerous. But be wise about how you head in. It's best to ride the waves and let them carry you in. To absorb the force of landing on the rocks, move into a sitting position as a wave approaches, with your feet in front of you and a bit lower than your head. After your feet hit, lean in and grab hold with your hands. This strategy will help minimize the potential for injury.