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Post by brianteats on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 5:20 pm

Left side looks playable, with eddy service, and the waters moving slow enough to avoid getting sucked too far down river. I gonna head there this evening (4:30ish) and see how it surfs.

Picture hosting site is not being cooperative, I'll see what I can do so yall can see it.
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Re: New thread for the "Suicide Wave"

Post by brianteats on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 10:09 pm

Sooo, it's playable, but, well here's a 'play-report':

The drop itself is river wide with side and middle eddys. The actual river-left play wave is retentive but transitions to a munchy hole wave-left. Flipping sucks because it's cold and there's that nagging death dam waiting if miss the eddy or swim. I think the whole two seconds I was upside-down was constant thoughts of "Gee, I hope I can roll in this ice-cold water and not die". I was done after like 15 minutes. Risk worth reward?...not worth it IMHO.


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Re: New thread for the "Suicide Wave"

Post by Jeff Young on Tue 13 Dec 2011, 12:29 am

Glad u lived Smile
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Re: New thread for the "Suicide Wave"

Post by wasatchbill on Tue 13 Dec 2011, 2:09 pm

You mean the Weber below the confluence, above the 12W dam? That is an ok front surf, isn't it. Its more of a structure than I realized at higher water, riverwide structure; wish they had built it upstream of that dam a bit more.

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Re: New thread for the "Suicide Wave"

Post by brianteats on Tue 13 Dec 2011, 3:09 pm

Yeah, that one. It's a pretty major concrete ledge going across 90% of the river, More flow makes it nicer, but would move you down river faster (YIKES!!)

And the gates are open a little too much for any below-the-dam-outflow surf, but last winter I was able to surf it at extreme elf levels.
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Re: New thread for the "Suicide Wave"

Post by unattendedboat on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 12:40 am

any pictures of this mysterious wave
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Re: New thread for the "Suicide Wave"

Post by wasatchbill on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 1:01 pm

I took photos in the spring high water, but can't find them; must have deleted them. Figured it was too dangerous, so noone would be interested.
I just realized this wave is not on Google Maps (and Google Earth has one of the same images), so that must be a fairly old satellite image. Its here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=41.236844,-112.009149&hl=en&ll=41.236834,-112.00913&spn=0.000774,0.001321&sll=41.237051,-112.008885&sspn=0.001549,0.002642&vpsrc=6&t=w&mra=mift&mrsp=0&sz=19&z=20&layer=t

I think that left eddy is right below the wave.

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