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Old 05-27-2014   #1
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Big Sur!

I don't have a visual or verbal confirmation but cameo gauge just reached flows that should make Big Sur a go for at least the second set surfers left. It's all gravy from here!


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I don't have a visual or verbal confirmation but cameo gauge just reached flows that should make Big Sur a go for at least the second set surfers left. It's all gravy from here!


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I was just going to post this, asking if anyone had a visual?
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At these flows you usually only see a river right wave below the concrete berm that gets progressively more trashy as the main wave takes form. At about 19500 - 20,000 + it all starts to get good. Hope yours is the first pack raft to get to surf it!


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At these flows you usually only see a river right wave below the concrete berm that gets progressively more trashy as the main wave takes form. At about 19500 - 20,000 + it all starts to get good. Hope yours is the first pack raft to get to surf it!


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Guessing tomorrow PM for the main wave...
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I may head over from the front range on sunday and hit this up. Looks sick
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Hey Streetdoc, we boated Foxton and waterton a few times last year. I was thinking about possibly heading over Sunday from Edwards if you want to ride share. Although with your distance out of Denver Glenwood is rippen.


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Ding! 19,900 at the moment.

Can't get there til tomorrow PM to verify, but has anyone driven by? Dam rollers all up?!
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Hey sur-fers: Big Sur comes in around 20k, when the roller gates are down. It gets better with more flow. I'll need to look back at my notes, but I was remembering that it takes about 24k to become something more than a big glassy wave. The photos in CRC2 are from flow well above 20k. In 2011, Big Sur was in for something like a month...waiting for it to come up into the mid 20's is worth the wait. For the drive, Glenwood is another raging option. Also, while you're there you may be tempted to paddle plateu creek. Aside from being pretty, it's not worth it even at very, very high flow. Consider yourself warned.
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If you wait for 24k you must be a surf snob , there is plenty of good surfing to be had there before it hits those flows. Now if your driving a few hours I can see waiting for higher flows. The roller dam no longer needs to be open for it to go, but if it is the wave breaks almost all the way across the river.


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damn open? visual? I agree 24 is much better than 20
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