Pororoca Tidal Bore

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by drahcir, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. drahcir

    drahcir Paddler

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    Freya Hoffmeister is hanging out waiting for the March 1 passing of the Pororoca Tidal Bore event. Google this if interested in a potentially dangerous phenomenon avoided via local knowledge.
     
  2. drahcir

    drahcir Paddler

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  3. alexsidles

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    Shoved along uncontrollably at 30 km/hr (18 mph) for 15 minutes in the dark...astonishing.

    Alex
     
  4. Dan_Millsip

    Dan_Millsip Paddler & Admin

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    Wow.

    "...I was stuck somehow with my paddle crosswise and maybe some logs anywhere underneath my heavy kayak… all in darkness… I had no choice but to pull my spray deck and to bail out. SHIT! FUCK! My kayak got washed away from me!"

    What a read. Can't image how frightening that must have been.
     
  5. Astoriadave

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    That excerpt captures the flavor. Worth reading the whole thing to understand how hairy it was. I would have had a constant stream of F words and worse going. Freya is pretty damn tough.
     
  6. thief

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    Corran Addison of Hammer Kayaks - then Riot - then Drago Rossi - then Imagine Surfboards - and now Imagine SUP has a GREAT video of surfing this bore.....
    http://playak.com/article.php?sid=1179
    definitely worth getting a copy to watch experienced kayak surfers and what they go through for such an amazing ride...
     
  7. Tsunami

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    Well I don't think I am quite ready for that just yet, might need a couple more weeks in the harbour first :roll:
    Would definitely be worth the ride for those able to make it though.
    Pay up the disability premiums and life insurance before you go. :shock:
    Tiger Tsunami.