Usually a capsized kayak can be emptied fairly well without assistance. However, compared to emptying kayak with an assisting kayaker, you might like to have a bit more strength and a proper paddle float. Remember that for a lone paddler, a paddle float is a must thing to have.
It is a good idea to try have the kayak emptied before climbing back in, since even a fairly little amount of free flowing water inside the cockpit can make it almost impossible to keep the kayak in balance. After you have successfully emptied the kayak from most water and climbed in, you can get rid of the remaining water by using a bailer/cup or a pump. Notice that the technique we are about to learn is suitable only for kayaks that have waterproof sections or floats on both ends.
The kayak should be emptied by keeping it upside down and lifting the bow up so that the water that is trapped inside can flow away.
First attach the paddle float into the paddle and inflate it well. Place the bow of your kayak against the shoulder on your stronger hands side and place the paddle against your other shoulder as shown in the picture.
Take a firm grip from the bow and the paddle and quickly lift the kayak up in the air. Pull the paddle down simultaneously to prevent you from getting under the surface. You can also try to kick yourself up with your feet.
When you feel that the kayak starts to come down, you can flip it upright. If there is a lot of water inside the kayak, you can repeat the operation a couple of times before flipping the kayak back upright.