So the rain started pouring in Killeen Texas where I'm visiting and I decided to go scout the "creek" through town. The video is from 75-100 ft away. The wave was about 35 ft wide and pretty decent. As I hopped out of my blazer to get my gear on some city folk asked if I was gonna get in that. I said hell yeah. After surfing for a good 20min with many people videoing and picture taking (mid Texas isn't very physically active) the 5-0 showed up...three of them! I saw them as I was surfin and stayed in the wave since I couldn't "hear" them yelling get out
One of the officers ran down to the grass and I paddled over to him and he was nearly hysterical as he was asking if I was crazy...it was a class II wave afterall. After I got out and explained kayaking a bit he still couldn't grasp why you would choose to get in the water. So I packed up the hill and 3 patrol cars were waiting. I explained I scouted the section below the wave and had put in about 1/4 mile up. They all kept saying I have no idea what is down river and I could get hurt. They said they had numerous 911 calls saying someone was trapped in the river (I was on a very busy street). Just then the ambulance finally arrived after 3-4 min of chatting with the cops...then the FD showed up a few minutes later. I had to refuse a check up by the EMTs from the ambulance as they thought I was hurt? The cops waved off the FD.
One of the cops was saying how can you kayak on this river since it's not a lake? I said huh? He could not comprehend being on a river instead of a lake. Anyway, I told them I was going to go scout the other river in town where I found a better wave and got a good hour of quality spins and such in.
He said alright but he might be called in to rescue me and if so I couldn't kayak there either.