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Old 05-05-2005   #1
Denver, Colorado
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Denver surf this afternoon question?

In Denver up from N.O. Heading out to go surfing at confluence or at union around 2:00PM today. Gauges now say confluence is 1230 cfs and union is 925 cfs. Which spot is more fun? I'm not a super playboater, but I enjoy basic surfing, spins, side surfing etc. Also, anyone up for this afternoon? It would be more fun with a few other people. I am planning on renting a boat from confluence as I didn't bring my boat with me.


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IMO Union is much better at these levels. I'll be headed out there sometime around 4ish.

Since you'll be at Confluence to get the boat, you might as well take a look at the park and decide for yourself. Union at these flows has a couple of nicely retentive drops (#1 & #3) that you can surf and spin on all day. Drop #2, aka Hollywood, is fast, steep and super fun. Go vertical (or inverted) if you like, but be ready for a fast transition. #4 is is like surfing an non-breaking ocean wave. Front surf, carve back and forth, but do anything else and you're off the wave. I haven't seen anything beyond #4 that's worth hiking back up from. Have fun!
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