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Old 05-23-2008   #1
 
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How about some Big Sur trip reports!!!

I know there were people out last night. Lets hear about it.

I'm packed and ready to go but have an 8AM meeting here in Denver. Flow is trending down and I'm getting nervous. Hoping to see a flat spot or a rise on the graph when I get out of the meeting.

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I'm thinking the snow in the mountains will cause it to drop all day today, then it will start to come up again and be good for Sun-Mon. What we really need is for them to open up the roller at Cameo.

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Big Sur

It was fun, and kindof a letdown at the same time. Those with the longboats (RPM or Dancers) sat on the front wave dodging trees for a half hour without flushing. Those of us in spud boats could surf the third wave (with the pile) and spin (sometimes) before getting flushed.

It's the big, fun, surreal classic, but don't expect to blunt or loop it. All but one of the dam gates are still closed and, unless flows exceed 24-ish, I'll bet they stay closed. THey all need to be opened for the epic proportions of the old days. But whatever, its Big Sur!
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big boat on the top wave is what makes it worth it imo.
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it sounds like glenwood is the place to be
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Glenwood is epic. Having learned to kayak in Colorado and spent little time boating outside Colorado, it is easily the best wave I've surfed.
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the dam...

Can someone explain what the deal is with the dam/roller thing? Isn't 20k 20k? What does that thing do in the first place and who decides when to open it?

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From CRC: "When the Colorado River rises to 20,000 CFS and the benevolent dam keepers at Cameo open the gates, the river upstream picks up steam and Big Sur Colorado-style rises from a watery grave."

If ya think about it, dams reduce gradient, decrease flow velocity, and back up water into a pool. In absence of the obstructing dam, you have increased gradient and thus increased flow velocity. This in turn, has far reaching upstream effects, increasing the flow velocity upriver of the opened dam. Increased surface water gradient and velocity creates bigger features!
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Ah, didn't catch the part where the dam was downstream. Makes sense. Now, can we get Kara Lamb transfered to Cameo for the next two weeks? I love that woman.
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