Glenwood Springs attracts world-class surfers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The heck with surfing in California, if you want some big waves, head to Glenwood Springs.

The Colorado River is seeing historic levels at the Whitewater Park in Glenwood Springs. This past weekend, the river was flowing faster than 20,000 cubic square feet, which hasn't been seen in the area since 2011.

According to the Whitewater Park's website, having over the 20,000 cfs in that part of the river is a very rare event.

It's so rare it attracted surfers and kayakers from all over the country.

"I drove over six hours to be here," said Robert Machol from Salt Lake City.

Machol said you'll get more waves surfing at the Whitewater Park in Glenwood Springs in one day than you would surfing in California for an entire season.

"This wave at this level is a world-class wave and there's only a few like it in the region," Machol said.

As of Monday, the river was only flowing at 17,000 cfs – which is still quite impressive.

Inexperienced surfers and kayakers are urged not to try the wave until the levels get lower.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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