OK, depending on your idea of warm up? Here's an option.
Surf city options:
Just after OVERBOARD Rapid there's a hole that just so happens to be a crazy rodeo surf o rama. Not the perfect surfledge professionally manicured by BV's finest but probably a big rock after a short constriction that creates a bumpy surforama funfest for arizonans with surf 1 out of 3 years.
Plus: It will be challenging to continually surf this little steep grabby hole and catch eddie at most water levels above 700 cfs so you will have fun and earn your burger
Dis: You will have to travel all the way around the horn committing yourself to a longish run of downriver yawners if you are currently running class IV. First time will be beautiful nonetheless, awesome incredible canyon Animas Day Run Feel with the yahoos and Hoohaws like Meeee
If you want to forego the long reach around you can drive to commie beach(Camp 2?) and putin for a short but lively wavetrain down exhibition rapid.
Adv: small Surf wave directly after rapid with eddy service on RL for surfing only
Dis: Mostly surfing only, and Commies
"Better than Sex WAVE" just past Cibeque
Adv: Surf wave grabby enough to flatspin
Dis: If folks are lining up at home for your girlfriend?, you might get a little nervous at this wave....just saying
Mescal hole, wave whatever any champ or chump(yo) wants to call it
After Mescal Wave, The Beautiful Wave
Adv: A great Wave to surf, Surf from upper eddie back on to upper eddie
Dis: You will have to catch the eddy(easy) if you blow off, pull yourself upstream over the rock RR while staying in your kayak( low water dif, easy med, high water dif) to jump back on wave
If you are committed to drive a truck down through Cibeque and can realize where it is illegal to park and not park, and work the ledges rapid(NEED FURTHER otra OFFICAL INSTRUCTION HERE) you will find a series of 8 perfect standing waves in a park generally commie free, wilderness characteristics, and sacreditity garnishing some type of ban on folks that are searching the sacred of "the perfect surf in the land of the sacred of the area where no one resides". In short this place is killer for simple surfing. The RESTRICTIONS ARE RIDICULOUS, and I don't know the stupid ends and outs of the dipshitidy of this area. All I know is that you can surf for hours!! So........have fun, surf Indian Style, Asian style, Rainbow style, etc. but keep it legal, or else ....you dipshit!
The Few the Proud, Oh wait I feel like I'm in Russia...Oh wait these area in Russia are abandoned and not regulated,free to roam, so the commies may be questionablly be freer than us?? Anyone been to Russia?