Monday, April 7, 2008

Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park Take Two

So after they pulled the diversion, they built a boat chute with a small wave on river right, and an island in the middle that we hope will make a huge wave once peak runoff starts, and of course the main feature which is turning out to be super sick. I have been paddling the feature almost everyday with an occasional barrel springs run. The park is really starting to show its potential. As the water rises, both the boat chute wave and the main hole are getting better and better. The boat chute wave is a small, fun surf wave with a sweet shoulder on surfers left which gives up right blunts, and good left spins. The right shoulder is not as good but still possible to roundhouse to the left, and spin to the right. The main feature is sweet, and has been giving up good hole tricks but is still too steep to mcnasty and such. We hope as the water comes up it will wave out a bit. It was good to paddle with LP, and Chris the owner of Glenwood Canyon Kayak, and also the CRMS crew is out there killin it. Sage has gone from front surfing to sticking spins almost every ride in two days, the boat chute wave is awesome for beginners to learn how to frontsurf, spin and build general playboating skills. He has only been paddling for 3 months and is out there killin it. I would like to thank H20 audio for hooking me up with a sweet waterproof ipod case and headphones, the thing is sweet, if you go onto the H20 audio website, www.h20audio.com, add something to your cart and enter fnorquist in the coupon code area, you will get 20% off. Check it out, its sweet to be able to paddle with music especially for a park and play sessions by yourself. Also coming up is the Glenwood Canyon Kayak spring sale april 23-30, and the swap is the 26-27 at the shop just up the hill from the wave. We will have awesome deals on everything. Hope the water wherever you are is flowing and sick!! looking forward to an awesome season!


me with a right blunt on the boat chute wave


a cool picture of lp carvin it up


lp with the clean blunt


Chris of Glenwood Canyon Kayak surfin it up


me in the main feature with a space godzilla


Here is a good video that shows the nature of both features at 2000 cfs


h20 audio ipod case, this thing is sik


case, headphones, and armband