After recently purchasing a Native Ultimate and with a couple of posts of late with regards to swamping said kayak, I decided it be best if I try a recovery of my own.
First off, this test was a best case scenario in a controlled environment. Calm pool, no waves, no wind, no extra fishing gear weighing the yak down. The gentlemen in the pictures lent no physical assistance, he just made sure the kayak wasn’t going to puncture the pool liner.
Second, always wear your PFD. It would be unlikely you would able to perform a swamping recovery before exhaustion sets in without one. I tried as part of the experiment.