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More flooding in the UK lets the Mobius play!

Posted: 20.02.2014 BY Dale Mears

We have had lots of rain here in the UK with major rivers bursting their banks both in the North and South of the country.

Many Brits are therefore hitting the rivers or Wales, Scotland or Yorkshire or have been hanging around waiting for the weirs to run.

In the Midlands, Nottingham we have had plenty of rain meaning that river levels on the Trent have flooded out Holme Pierrepont our National whitewater sports course. Fortunately with rain like this we have plenty of spots to play on when levels are right.

One of these spots is Trent Lock, at low running levels this is a fast green wave ideal for surf kayaks and longer old school boats such as the Wavesport xxx or Dagger Ego always does well. every year when the rain hits and the River Trent starts to flood levels become much higher producing a steep green wave with a curling shoulder a place where all wave moves are possible in shorter kayaks.

This month I managed to get to Trent lock on a range of levels and last weekend managed to get my Mobius on it for the first time with fellow Wavesport UK team paddler Ryan Liquorish and German paddler Eric Walter.


The wave was amazing, the boat even better and I can definitely say that the Mobius is one awesome wave boat, fast, light, easy to get in the air and just a bag of fun!

Here are some photos from our session photos by myself and Eric.