March 12, 2006 at 5:40 pm #759
Looking to go. ANyone going to be there this afternoon? What time?March 12, 2006 at 6:12 pm #15045MilhouseParticipant
Just show up dude…there’s surley gunna be lotsa ppl about today….enjoy….me…i’m syuck at work….March 12, 2006 at 6:26 pm #15046
I checked the beta, isn’t +200 a bit dangerous, especially for a weekend warrior? (I’m comfortable on the gull) But what about the recirculator off the bridge?March 12, 2006 at 7:31 pm #15047MilhouseParticipant
Probly a good idea to watch!….that is, if your not comfortable with your bigger water skills.
I was gunna say head to the gorge, but if your’re a wknd warrior, that’s a little too high for ya.(just checked, 116) Unless you’ve ran it over 100. Just make sure you have at least 4-5 ppl in you’re group.
It’s heaps of fun but it can get gnarly if you’re not payin attention.
Hope ya make’r out somewheres.
I often go during the week if the water is up, so if you’re local, pm me if ya wanna go for a rip
jMarch 12, 2006 at 7:34 pm #15048
Being a teacher I am on march break. SO between redoing our bathroom, chillin’ with our daughter, I’ll be checkin the levels. Keeping my eye on Washago.March 12, 2006 at 7:41 pm #15049AnonymousParticipant
Any one want to go today ???
I need a Ride…March 12, 2006 at 8:44 pm #15050harrisParticipant
Here’s some pics of park hill yesturday afternoon ~4pm. Not sure what level but probably >220. Maybe some of the guys there will be able to say more precisely.
Click download from the album to download the full size picture. They are 3072×2304.March 13, 2006 at 3:36 pm #15051BobbieParticipant
Got there yesterday at 5:15pm…
Was there with Neal from Waterloo, and dude Justin who showed up a bit later…
It was really sketchy getting onto the wave… Unfortunately, I was the only one who was able to get on, but I believe I’ve developed a bomber technique for getting on at +200. [b:20knb0dt]Here’s the Beta:[/b:20knb0dt]
You can’t get on from surfer’s left at that level… I don’t care who says you can, [b:20knb0dt]you cannot[/b:20knb0dt]. The water is basically full force downstream flow over the concrete on the surfers left side… 100% totally impossible. At 180-200, yes, it’s easy to get on from surfer’s left… Not at 200+…
From surfer’s right there’s a trick Head straight for the concrete… When you’re basically surfing your bow on the small wave formed by the concrete, tilt left and take a big stroke on the right. Start dropping into the slot between the concrete and the reactionary foampile that forms between the wave and the concrete (on your left)… Punch through, tilt hard left, and high brace left on the foampile laying back onto the stern to keep from pearling on the water coming off the concrete… Switch the high brace into a left side pry, take another hard stroke on the right, you’re on the wave!
You have to go up far enough that you could touch the concrete with your right hand (but don’t do that!).
By the end of the night, I was able to get on the wave nearly every try(beginning of the night I was 1/3’ish).
You can’t get on by crossing that reactionary foampile between the concrete and the wave (where we normally drop on). You have to go in front of that foampile.
(I’d hit the Mill waves tomorrow for sure, if you know how to get there… I’ve got a ride for one person, but I’m coming from Toronto.)
This week, I can for sure sneak out by 3pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (In Fergus or Cambridge by 4:30pm). I can also head out in the morning on Tuesday if I’m back at work by 1pm. I’ve got room for one person (+ kayak) leaving from Toronto…March 13, 2006 at 4:12 pm #15052ManoParticipant
I thought it parkhill washes out at at 220 it’s at 355 and rising.March 13, 2006 at 5:08 pm #15053BobbieParticipant
I think it would be washed out by now, but I’ve never actually gone to see… I haven’t bothered to go because I’ve heard that it’s either washed out or too hard to get on above 200.
In actuality, it’s not hard to get on the wave from 200 to 230 if you’re not scared of losing your teeth… Based on the chart, we got there when it was around 215ish, it dropped to 210ish, then climbed to at least 230 before we left… It was possible to get on the wave the entire time, but very, very intimidating. The ONLY way was to charge the concrete like a Mongol Horde, then worm your way around the foampile onto the wave. Once on the wave, it was great… Just as good as 180-200.
I’d love to paddle tomorrow, Thursday, or Friday… Anywhere… Just say the word, and I’m there!
~RobMarch 13, 2006 at 5:21 pm #15054yuroParticipant
i have a day off tomorrow… so i’ll go whereever you people decide to go… ” title=”Smile” />
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