Thought I hit it a few years ago at high water (13K sounds right). Big surf waves and whirlpool canyon is sweet. I think Matt C. swam through Maytag 2x.
Once, he couldn't roll his kayak. The second he volunteered to go down tandem in a duckie, because someone was too scared. The copilot bailed in the entrance and Matt ran it solo thru the meat. He was like a magnet.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. - Helen Keller