Shoalhaven - Welcome reef section at 1.85m

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jeremy089786
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Shoalhaven - Welcome reef section at 1.85m

Post by jeremy089786 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:15 pm

Hi guys,

On Saturday we did the welcome reef section of the Shoalhaven at 1.85m (Hillview). At this level it was pushy and some parts were pretty sticky but so much fun! I did this run in a kayak (with a club) and probably would have portaged a couple of the beefier holes in a packraft (though most of the rapids have a drop pool so aren't too dangerous) but this is my new favourite river. It is full of fun grade 3/4- rapids, plenty of boofing opportunities and not too much flat water! Makes me want one of the new low volume alpackas!

We will have a vid up soon, but PM if you would like some more info on the route. There are some pretty serious obstacles in the river, so not one to attempt on a whim.

I couldn't post the pics here (too big), so chucked them up here:
http://adventuresandtinkerings.blogspot ... ction.html

All the best,

Jeremy.

Darren
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Re: Shoalhaven - Welcome reef section at 1.85m

Post by Darren » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:36 pm

Sweet Jeremy.

Level looks awesome and after exploring a bit of the Shoalie, I'd have to say it was my favourite too.

jeremy089786
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Re: Shoalhaven - Welcome reef section at 1.85m

Post by jeremy089786 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:33 pm

Thats it! So many great drops.

Below is a vid of the trip with a notable beatdown at 0:25.

http://vimeo.com/114944756

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