|Surfing at Carbis Bend|
We ran the shuttle and got on the river around 11:00. I had heard that there would be a lot of changes as a result of the flooding, but I was still surprised at how much had changed.
- Hangover Helper at the start of the run was bigger, but there is an easy line to the right.
- Carbis Bend has a much smaller surf wave, and the midstream rock that was great for side surfing is gone.
- The wave train and surf hole above the railroad bridge at Freight Train are gone, although a new surf spot developed at the ledge downstream
- Pinball is unaffected, but the wave trains and surf spots below it around Miami Beach are gone.
Some of the biggest changes occurred around Zoar Gap. The Gap is now considerably narrower, and the sneak route on the far right is gone – filled with rocks from the reconstruction of the road above. The easiest line, and the one I took, is now center right. The left line is still there - maybe I’ll try it next time.