Originally Posted by Rez072
You should consider downsizing to a 9' raft. Hyside makes some nice ones:
Watching those vids and others, I think most people don't realize how easy Lava can be if you backferry in as close as you can to the last big rock on the top right. You fight the boil a little, then it's a straight shot to hit the v-wave center with a touch of left angle, so you're kicked out to the middle and hit the bottom waves straight and charging. Otherwise first you're scrambling right to avoid ledge hole, hitting v sideways, and then struggling to get back middle.
The boil/pillow at the top's stronger than people think.
No room for anything off--perpendicular in a small boat.