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Thread: Surfing the Skookumchuck
03-13-2005, 12:55 AM #1
Surfing the Skookumchuck
I just posted this on the kayak forum because they were discussing "surfing" the Skookumchuck narrows ......but this is a surf video so people here are going to be stoked by it too.It's pretty sweet.
The driver in the vid is Steve:
How fast does the Skookumchuck move? Like how fast are you going to tow him into place?
Steve: you got to do about 20 miles an hour to keep still. The actual waves are so big that we had trouble. The rope goes through the wave and I couldn't see Eli. The waves were so big that I couldn't tell when he was on the wave. We were lost over the hump. We needed a longer rope so I could climb up the next wave and be able to see. So I could see to get him into the right spot. I put him into the right spot about six times but it was pretty tough to stay in that spot. I was on an angle actually. The main waves go straight across but the tubesteak wave is on an angle so it's a really tough spot to get into and stay on. Eli could only make a couple of turns and then he'd get washed down.
CoastalBC: I've seen so much film of Skookumchuck narrows and have heard about all the people that I been drowned in it.
Steve: It's killed 13 people over the past 11 years.
03-13-2005, 06:27 PM #2
Link ain't working, FLEX. What the hell does Skookumchuck mean, anyway?
There are so many Skookumchucks around BC.
03-14-2005, 11:52 AM #3Originally Posted by splat