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.
The rock on the inside line, in the image below is exposed at about 1.5m
At a slightly higher level the same rock is covered when facing downstream, resulting in a big pour-over.
Looking back upstream you can see the size of the rock forming the pour-over.
Video Footage This video footage was taken when the river was at 1.5m at Hela Hela (thanks to Don Wewege)