Once everybody is happy with the equipment, and their new found environment, its out into the main flow to start what many say is a seriously fun day! The only way up into the Boiling Pot below the Victoria Falls, is to swim – the day begins by exploring this amazing environment.
ZAMBEZI RAPIDS – These are what this River is really known for and what makes river surfing here such a blast, literally ! Charging into rapids with water crashing around you and punching out the other side to find yourself surfing will undoubtedly be one of your best ever adrenaline rushes. You have the opportunity to take it easy in grade one to four, or if you’re up to it, go hard in grade five Zambezi white water !
WAVE SURFING – The Zambezi has many sensational standing waves which provide fantastic surfing. Surfing on a river wave is unique, and a highlight for surfers in this land-locked country.
PLAYING – The great thing about river surfing is being able to play in the dynamic currents that rafts cannot. A good example of this is Whirlie Riding – dropping into the zone where the main flow meets an opposite moving current, you drop your board into a vertical position, spinning inside the whirlpool.
SQUIRTS – By placing your board under the boil currents, you can feel the power of the water as it takes you down. Through controlling your board angle, you can maintain your depth and cruise under water ! This is optional and for the more adventurous. It’s like flying under water !
SUNDOWNERS – After an awesome day of river surfing, it’s time to climb the gorge to enjoy beers and softies at the top before transferring back to Victoria Falls or Livingstone.