The Nantahala Wave is ON!

Daniel Dutton surfing the "new" wave

Daniel Dutton surfing the new wave

The Nantahala wave in Wesser, NC “came on” today and boaters came out to test out the new feature, braving freezing cold temperatures to get a surf in.The water release was combined with natural flow from the recent rains, resulting in a feature that is “beefy” and very retentive. Playboaters will like the recovery pool the feature now has. No more rocks right below and a river right eddy that is much easier to catch and not blocked by guard rocks. There is also a new “bonus” wave that has appeared above the feature. There is still some work to be done to “fine tune” the feature in December.

The Nantahala Wave

The Nantahala Wave

New smaller wave upstream of the feature

New smaller wave upstream of the feature

Zach Thomason trying out the new wave

Zach Thomason showing off some new tricks (and a few 'unintendos')

Lee Leibfarth demonstrating the retentiveness of the feature

Lee Leibfarth demonstrating the retentiveness of the feature