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Old 07-27-2013   #1
 
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river surfing videos

I thought I'd create a thread for this instead of hijacking other people's threads

Here's a video from yesterday at October Hole in Lyons. So far this is my favorite small, low flow, wave for a longer board. It has a typical steeper section on river left. On river right, there's a mellow wave and a wave train that allows you to walk up on the nose. And in between the two, there's this cool little ridge of water that allows you to plane your board like you're surfing a clean wave face


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looks like a lot of fun! just bought the girlfriend a sup and cant wait to take it out and surf around a bit!

is that leash on a quick release buckle on your pfd?
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is that leash on a quick release buckle on your pfd?
It's an XM Power Clip leash:

http://www.surfmorexm.com/content/po...urfboard-leash

It has a quick release pull ring, but it really more of a ocean surf leash. If you're looking for a leash, I'd suggest this guy:

11' River Coil SUP Re-Leash
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Here's today's surf vid! This is one of the holes in the Golden kayak park. I was looking for the competition hole, but I don't think this was it. The entry is super fun, big enough foam pile you actually get to drop into the hole. The hole is pretty steep, so I had to stay way back on the tail.

Anyone know what the name of this hole is?

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Ben, nice work. I am pretty sure that is the same wave I was calling the competition wave. It looks like you are just front surfing but I know from experience - serious leg burn holding that position on your board. Video comment - I'd like to see your entry onto the wave, for me this is either the sketchiest part or looks too easy.

Today - clear creek is up about 40 cfs and this low it should make a difference on the wave.

I would expect the best wave surfing for today is at confluence. I am thinking about heading over there soon - while the water is still up. Or this evening after my chores are done. Over 180 cfs there are a couple of good waves that your board will work well on.
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Thanks Cliff! I'll ask my girlfriend to get some wider video shots of the entry next time.

I found the easiest entry for me was to paddle super hard and hit the foam pile just a little left of center with the board pointed directly up river. Once on top of the foam pile, I jump into a wide (leg burning) surf stance and let gravity pull the board down into the hole.

Damn, unfortunately I'm busy this morning otherwise I'd join you at confluence. This afternoon we have plans to go with some friends up to Lyons where the waves are a little mellower and easier to learn on. Next time though!
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These are great. I am trying to duck out and paddle today. It's good watching real videos of real paddlers on the local front range spots.
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Thanks! Here's from today's paddle. Nothing special just the October Hole again, but featuring my camera woman, aka my girlfriend Erin!

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Confluence pedestrian bridge wave

Confluence sup surfing pedestrian bridge wave 7/28/2013 - 300 cfs - YouTube
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Upper wave

Confluence sup surf, top wave 7/18/2013 -cfs @ 300 - YouTube
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