SURF's UP! Well, at least if you consider a small wave in an irrigation canal a surfing wave. This feature is about 3 blocks from our home. We've heard it was once an actual quasi-whitewater-park-in-the-making. We've watched it closely for years and (until today) never observed actual REAL kayakers playing in the wave.
Bear in mind this irrigation canal runs bigger than The Verde River 24/7 all summer long.
When we caught a glimpse of a flashing paddle rising into the setting sunlight, we did a break-neck u-turn to go back and see "whazzup."
Wouldn't it be great if we could resurrect this play spot and turn it into a mini-whitepater park? That would mean I could actually WALK to a kayak play spot from our home on 12th Street. How good would that be? VERY GOOD! Indeed.