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Winter Kayaking at the Whitewater Park [VIDEO]

by March 14, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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We have had 400 cfs (cubic feet per second) of water in the river for a while now, and I’ve been excited to discover that even that little water is enough for some great practice, especially at the new LoDo Wave due east of Eddyline Brewpub. Many years I don’t even get in my boat [...] Read more »

Jed Presents River Park Check to the Town of BV

by January 25, 2011 » Add more comments.
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Jed presented South Main’s matching funds for the most recent Buena Vista¬†river park GOCO Grant at the¬†January 11, 2011 Board of Trustees meeting. Here’s the letter he read. Dear Town of Buena Vista Board of Trustees, It has been 8 years since the meeting when my sister Katie and I first approached this board to [...] Read more »

Fall Color “ELF” Boating on the Numbers

by October 7, 2010 » Add more comments.
ELF Boating on the Numbers, Arkansas River-8

ELFing, Extremely Low Flow paddling, is a term coined by Jim Snyder, one of kayaking’s founding fathers. ELFing extends our boating season, and here on the Arkansas it is possible to boat year round. At ELF flows large rocks that are covered at higher flows now loom overhead, and many have fantastic shapes on the downstream side caused by flowing water. Each of these flow rocks is unique and many of the shapes take on magical and mystical properties for us ELFers.

Video: Whitewater Park’s New LoDo Wave Still Epic at Low Water

by July 28, 2010 » Add more comments.
South Main Buena Vista CO June 10-7

Thanks to the Abdelnours of The Clocktower Flat and Foresight Multimedia for producing this great little video of the LoDo Wave at low water. Here’s a write-up I did on the wave for Colorado Kayak Supply: The “LoDo Wave,” short for “Lower Downtown,” is located at the South Main Town Square and is [...] Read more »

Who Will Be Crowned King and Queen of the Wave?

by July 21, 2010 » Add the second comment.
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We’re gearing up for another big summer weekend here in BV. The Collegiate Peaks Music Festival starts this Friday and runs through Saturday night. On Sunday, we’ve got a fun kayaking event to keep things rocking. Here’s the beta: Colorado Kayak Supply presents King and Queen of the Wave 2010, a fun and friendly event [...] Read more »

Dustin Urban Earns Spot on US Freestyle Kayak Team

by July 5, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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South Main’s Dustin Urban earned a spot on the US Freestyle Kayak Team on Friday and will represent the US at the World Championships in June 2011 in Plattling, Germany. Dustin placed 3rd in the event and is joined on the US Men’s Team by Stephen Wright, Eric Jackson, Clay Wright and Bryan Kirk. 16-year-old [...] Read more »

On Winning FIBArk

by June 21, 2010 » Add more comments.
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You often hear from me in the 3rd person, speaking as “South Main.” Today I thought I’d give a first person account of my win this weekend at the 62nd FIBArk whitewater festival 25 miles south of Buena Vista in Salida. Let me begin by saying that this was the first time I [...] Read more »

Video: Class V Pine Creek Rapid at High Water

by June 9, 2010 » Add more comments.

Don’t try this at home…

New Wave Takes 3rd Annual BV Pro Rodeo to New Heights

by June 2, 2010 » Add more comments.

We’ve been talking a lot this spring about the new whitewater park improvements, and particularly the new wave, located just east of the South Main Town Square. Meanwhile we’ve been biting our nails behind the scenes, hoping and praying that this new feature (aka the LoDo wave) would meet our expectations as a world-class [...] Read more »

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