Armed with a body board a wetsuit, a life jacket, a
helmet and fins, you will embark on a river journey playing in the currents, charging the
rapids and surfing some of the worlds biggest fresh water standing waves.
The main difference between river surfing and rafting is that
you are in charge of your own vessel on the river. Instructors teach and guide you, but in
the end its you who is taking on the rapids. The attraction to many is the physical
freedom and the sense of achievement felt after tackling the Zambezi on your own.
The general rule is anyone over 13 years
but they must fit into the equipment adequately. For all the clients it depends on
their fitness, water confidence and experience. Anyone who has basic swimming skills,
reasonable fitness and most importantly is confident and relaxed in water. Girls love it
too! No previous body boarding experience is necessary.
Starting at your arranged pick up, you will be transferred to
a rendezvous in Zambia, there you will enjoy healthy snacks, while the guides introduce
you to the concept of river surfing and run you through the days programme.
Before venturing to the gorge, the guides will fit your river
equipment ensuring maximum comfort and performance.
Then its down to the river for a ten minute safety and river
talk, followed by your first plunge into the water where we practice the basic
and positions required to river surf.
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
day ! The only way up into the Boiling pot below the Victoria
Falls, is to swim the day begins by exploring this amazing environment.
RAPIDS This is 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 youre up to it, go hard in Grade Five Zambezi white water !
The Zambezi has many sensational standing waves which provide
everyone with fantastic surfing. Surfing on a river wave is unique, and a highlight for
The great thing about riversurfing is being able to play in
the dynamic currents that rafts cant. 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.
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. Its
like flying under water !
SUNDOWNERS After an awesome day of river surfing, its time to
climb the gorge to enjoy beers and softies at the top before transferring back to Victoria
Falls or Livingstone.
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