I forgot the sprayskirt for my creek kayak, 14 miles or skirting class II and III rapids (bluestone river wv), reminded me of my canoe tripping days- using the dry lines, back stroking to raise the bow, and angling and tilting the boat to deflect the waves
the only problem with it was that it wore me competely out and I missed all the good ww! I had to empty the boat 4 or 5 times but mostly i just got tired from all the zigzagging along the shoreline.
The bad thing was there were only three of us, two of my buds decided to swim at the same time, and my ability to assist in the rescue was hampered because I didn’t have a skirt. It worked out okay but still something to think about.