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Siloam kayak park 9/3

Post by aaron038 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:42 pm

Anyone headed to the park this afternoon?

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Post by Charles1967 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:33 pm

What time you going? I'll be there later. Text me 479-549-7096

Heard the water is "near" the cement island, and was OVER it this morning. :)

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The water was 4.3 feet this morning. By contrast, it's been running well below 2.5 feet on average. Last night it got between 2.6 and 3 feet. The walkway is the cement path that takes you down to the river. Usually you step on two boulders to cross over to the island and upper wave. This morning you couldn't see those boulders, and you couldn't get within 8 feet of the end of the walkway because water was pouring across it.

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Post by kayakmamma » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:45 pm

Wow! Please report after you go play
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Post by RobM » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:32 pm

I will be there. When you going?
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Post by aaron038 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:11 pm

It was great today! 3.8 when I arrived 3.4 when I left. Top wave and hole behind it were so much fun. Bottom wave was gone.

Rob I'll bb tomorrow probably late morning early afternoon. You?

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Post by Charles1967 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:41 am

Let me know what you see today. I'm waiting for that second wave to start feeling 'cuddly' again. Last night she was a mean one, no? :box:
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Post by RobM » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:57 am

Probably around 4 before I can make it out there today Aaron .
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Post by mgood » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:59 am

Should be a perfect level today. Right around 3 feet is perfect for the top feature- spins and back surfs galore. Unfortunately I can't be there till tomorrow....


She dropped out fast, no? I was surprised to see the gauge spike and drop so quickly.

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Post by Charles1967 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:55 am

She likes to crest slow and drop fast. The lower is even more extreme in that regard. Might check levels for a 'rec boat' cruise on the lower this weekend. :canoe:

...or if it keeps raining...I might just keep embarrassing myself on that Ford waterfall. Dang, that was fun! My first 'boof' in the kiddie pool! If only I had a picture. :D
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Post by aaron038 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:11 pm

I'm on my way. Can't stay long. I bet she will be nice today!

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Post by magicmike » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:48 pm

Alright, who broke the ford? :grin: I just got back. There is a breaking pile in the middle of the top wave with a green wave on either side. I've never seen it before at any level. Definitely something different. It made carving back and forth impossible. I hope it's just temporary. -M-
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Re: Siloam kayak park 9/3

Post by Ouachitoff » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:02 pm

yeah it definitely sounds like something is on top of the concrete forming that top wave, or perhaps a rock has moved down stream and become stuck in the center of the top of the drop?
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Post by Charles1967 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:17 pm

Mike...are you sure 'those type' of boats are made to "carve"?

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Post by magicmike » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:35 pm

Ah, so it was you, Charles. :grin: -M-
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Re: Siloam kayak park 9/3

Post by RobM » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:40 pm

The top wave was perfect this evening . River left part of the wave was smooth & easy to surf. Starting from the middle to river right the wave was breaking back on its self . Which made for awesome surf. Bottom wave was great, the wave was big , fast & fun . How lucky we are to have such a great waves all summer long !!!!!! :thumbup: :kayak:
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