Yesterday, a fellow named David Morring sent me the following note, which accompanied a link to the video you see above:
I saw your recent post in your blog. Myself and several other whitewater paddlers have been following this project and in fact received permission to do some test rides on the waves for the city. Here is the video I put together. If you want more info on the wave from the perspective of people who will actually be down their on it every week, let me know.
In a follow-up missive, I asked Morring for a few thoughts on the project, which is scheduled to officially open this spring. Is it, I wondered, all he and his fellow kayakers had hoped for? He replied:
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Yes, it's very nice. I've been on it 3 times already. We normally only get to paddle White Rock creek and other creeks after heavy rains and during flash flooding. Now, we'll have a place to kayak everyday, year round. Even paddlers in Central Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas are excited about it.