No.7 Rapid - Umkomaas

No.7 can be shot on the inside line, or on the extreme right if there is enough water. At the bottom of the drop, just left of centre is a huge boulder that you want to avoid at all levels. It is exposed at about 1.5m, but above that it goes over the top, resulting in big pour-over or very big hole depending on how much water is flowing over it.

The images below show the features to look out for, indicating that you are about to enter No7. The second one is at a higher level.

no7 approach_ml

no7 approach

The rock on the inside line, in the image below is exposed at about 1.5m

no7 inside_ml

At a slightly higher level the same rock is covered when facing downstream, resulting in a big pour-over.

no7 inside_h

Looking back upstream you can see the size of the rock forming the pour-over.

no7 upstream_m

Video Footage This video footage was taken when the river was at 1.5m at Hela Hela (thanks to Don Wewege)


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